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Villgro launches Rs 20-crore incubation fund

PUNE: Impact investment firm Villgro has announced a Rs 20-crore fund targeted at incubating education startups. Read more »

Twitter buys Indian mobile marketing start-up ZipDial

BENGALURU: ZipDial has become the first Indian technology product startup to be bought by Twitter in what is the third such deal led by a global corporation following the acquisitions by Facebook and Yahoo last year. Read more »

Lok Capital aims to raise $45 million fund by June

MUMBAI: Lok Capital, the Rockefeller Foundation-backed impact investor, aims to raise $45 million (about Rs 270 crore) by June as part of the initial close of its third India-focused fund. Lok Fund III, announced a couple of months ago, has a final target corpus of $100 million and expects to raise capital commitments from development financial institutions such as International Finance Corporation (IFC), Proparco and CDC Group Read more »

Impact Time: Social venture funds target Rs 5,000 crore this year

MUMBAI: The positive outlook among investors seems to have rubbed off on social sector-focused investments, with venture capital funds focused on the social sector planning to raise something in the region of Rs 5,000 crore in 2015. Also called impact investing, these social sector focused funds put money in companies that have the potential to usher in social change in the country. Read more »

Upaya, Artha Initiative to Co-Invest, Expand Management Resources Available to Job Creating Small and Growing Businesses in India

Zurich, Switzerland & Seattle, Washington, 19 NOVEMBER 2014 -- Upaya Social Ventures and the Artha Initiative are proud to announce that they have formalized a collaboration through which they will work together to develop a pipeline of and co-invest in India’s Small and Growing Business (SGB) sector. Read more »
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Former Apple CEO John Sculley plans to launch NBFC for SME lending in India

By Bhawna Gupta Last year, his firm Inflexionpoint acquired majority stake in Delhi-based Iris Computers Read more »
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Innovations in philanthropic funding

A majority of the investments in social ventures come from regular VC funds by Malvika Joshi Read more »

Blindness shouldn't be a barrier to banking: ending discrimination in India

Article by P Rajasekharan in Chennai In India, disabled people are excluded from microfinance due to ill thought out systems. How can we change attitudes? Read more »

Tata Social Enterprise Challenge

The Tata Group has announced the commencement of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC) 2014-15, a joint initiative with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), to find India's most promising early-stage social enterprises. Read more »

Launch of new India Impact Acceleration Program

Unitus Seed Fund is a new $20 million seed-stage investment fund based in Bangalore and Seattle that invests in startups serving large, underserved low-income populations in India. We help startups “prepare for growth” via seed funding, strategic & operating support, providing critical connections, and securing growth capital. Read more »