Category: India

Indian organic fertilizer company

Chilasa Venture Philanthropy, a pioneer in supporting micro and small enterprises (MSMEs) through its investment ecosystem, today announced an investment in GloTech Organics Pvt Ltd, an Indian agricultural product manufacturer specialising in neem and seaweed based organic fertilisers. The United…

Opes invests in Indian start-up Boond

Cleantech start-up Boond Engineering & Development has raised an undisclosed amount of investment in its Series A round led by Opes Impact fund. Two members of the Ennovent Circle – Rianta Capital and Sumantra Roy also participated in this round.…

Building the impact investing market

Fishermen pull their fishing boat to the shore after their day’s job on Marina beach in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Babu When the UK’s Department for International Development [DFID] launched the Impact Programme, just over a…

Investment in pediatric health care in India

Making affordable pediatric primary care available to a wide-range of urban Indian children  18 June 2014. Bangalore, India: Unitus Seed Fund, India’s most active seed-stage impact investor, has invested in AddressHealth, India’s first pediatric primary healthcare network, providing comprehensive care…

To unleash India’s potential

Technology will pave the way to happiness and prosperity. (Sanjeev Gupta/EPA) By Vivek Wadhwa Indians are fed up with government inaction and corruption.  They want accountability, better education for their children, improved health care, and economic prosperity.  And they want…

Clean water for India

Spring Health, our rapidly scalable safe drinking water company designed to go global, has now started its commercial rollout in India by recruiting and training 90 new full-time staff, and expanding from 35 villages to 105 villages in three months.…

Advantage of less qualified people

  According to statistics, education plays an important role in enhancing employment and fighting poverty. But in a job market where a higher degree stands a better chance, competition for a job becomes tough. In such a scenario, under-qualified people…

Impact investing scales rapidly in India

Sectors like microfinance institutions, financial inclusion and healthcare together received 82% of the investment. Photo: Mint Mumbai: Impact investing firms, which invest to deliver social benefits alongside financial returns, have put $1.6 billion (around Rs.9,600 crore) into India since 2000, mostly in…