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Khosla Impact to invest in two Indian tech oriented social venture startups in a year

Khosla Impact, an independent $30-million ‘frontier markets fund’ providing investments for technology oriented social ventures across India and Africa, has quietly invested in five Indian firms over the last couple of years and is now looking to put in money in two more companies in 12 months, according to a top executive. Read more »

Unconvention at Technopark

Innovation Experience along with IEEE-Kerala will hold an ‘Unconvention’ on August 23 at C-DAC, Technopark campus. This is part of a national series of events organised by Viligro, a leading social enterprise incubator, designed to inspire budding local social entrepreneurs and nurture a social enterprise movement across India. Read more »
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Head Held High raises 2.5 crore rupees in angel funding

Bangalore-based startup Head Held High Services Pvt Ltd, a skills development and employment creation enterprise focused on rural India, has raised Rs 2.5 crore from a group of angel investors and others. Five angels including Pravin Gandhi, Jayesh Parekh, Reena Mithal, Prashant Thakker and Sanjeev Shah from Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N or I-cube-N) invested in the startup, as well as Unilazer Ventures Ltd, a private investment fund founded by Ronnie Screwvala, besides others. Read more »
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Aavishkaar II raises US$ 94 million

Aavishkaar India II (Aavishkaar II), a venture fund focussed towards investing in underserved India achieved its final close at US $ 94 Million with lead investments coming from KFW (the German Development Bank), Impact Investment Trust and other institutional investors. Read more »

The India Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013 has moved into its second phase

Teams from the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and Start Up! have shortlisted 26 exciting and high-impact social ventures who have moved to round two of the Award process. The innovation and impact of their models is truly inspirational! Read more »

IIM Calcutta launches Incubation Unit with a focus on social entrepreneurship

Business Incubation Centres have been receiving increasing attention as a tool to promote entrepreneurship, both in the developed and developing countries. They have become an integral part of the business assistance framework to offer critical support to newly formed enterprises. Read more »

Marico Innovation Foundation adds eight more social enterprises to its Innovation Acceleration Portfolio

Marico Innovation Foundation has announced eight new Finalists for its Social Innovation Acceleration Programme 2013. These finalists, chosen at the kick-off session in Mumbai held last week consist of three for profit models and five not-for-profit/hybrid models across India. Read more »
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Indian Angel Network launches IAN Impact for social enterprises

Indian Angel Network (IAN), a national network of angel investors investing in startups and early-stage ventures, has formed a sub-group called IAN Impact, which will focus on social enterprises addressing the problems of people living at the bottom of the pyramid. Read more »
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Indian Angel Network makes first ever social venture investment

In an important step towards expanding their role to cover impact investments, Indian Angel Network today announced the setting up of IAN Impact, bringing angel investment to ventures which are serving the base of the economic pyramid. Read more »
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Milaap Completes $1.1 million USD Series-A Funding Round

Milaap Social Ventures, South Asia’s leading, impact-focused fundraising platform, announced on Friday that it has raised an additional INR 6.6 crore (USD$1.1 million) in venture funding. Investors included Jungle Ventures,Toivo Annus, LionRock, Jayesh Parekh & Unitus Seed Fund. Milaap enables any one in the world to engage in microfinance by lending as little as $25 to India's working poor. Read more »