SUPPORTING FUNDERS AND ENTREPRENEURS
TO SCALE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA

  • Better Sanitation Collective is an Intellecap initiative to bring together stakeholders such as entrepreneurs, investors, R&D institutions and other ecosystem intermediaries to support India’s efforts towards attaining SDG 6.

    It is envisioned as a sectoral engagement platform to share global best practices as well as cross-learnings from sanitation journeys of different States in the country. The platform aims to identify, co-facilitate, and drive adoption of solutions to mitigate sanitation related challenges by supporting operationalizing of sanitation facilities across the country. It will also help identify and support innovative private sector enterprises working in the sanitation value chain consisting of infrastructure development, solid & liquid waste management and behavioural change.

    The Collective will organize regional and national level convenings to get key sector stakeholders to share their experiences as well as deliberate on possible solutions for sanitation challenges. The collective will also create and disseminate knowledge related to sector trends, issues, innovative resolution mechanisms etc.

    Better Sanitation Collective thus aims to enable partnerships among key stakeholders so as to co-create solutions for the sanitation challenges of the day.

  • Intellecap, supported by the DOEN Foundation launched the Circular Apparel Innovation Factory (CAIF) in 2018. CAIF’s is an industry-led platform aiming to build a circular apparel and textile industry. Our mission is to build the ecosystem to search, seed, support, and scale circular textile and apparel innovations in India. We leverage the Aavishkaar approach of creating impact at scale through providing access to capital, knowledge, and networks throughout an innovator’s journey. We do this as:

    - An innovation engine: We identify opportunities, discover and test new solutions, and broker high impact partnerships for brands and value chain stakeholders
    - Facilitators of action: We drive experimentation and action on the ground through pilots, prototypes, and the creation of test beds with a view to scale new solutions & innovations
    - Market builders: We remove growth barriers such as access to business support or capital and catalyze the creation of an enabling environment for scaling up circular innovations
    - Industry conveners: We accelerate the speed of innovation, create opportunities for collaboration, engage in policy dialogue and shape the conversation around circular apparel and textile

  • Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N or I-cube-N) is a global network of impact investors, both individuals and institutions who come together to co-invest in impact enterprises across India and East Africa. Our aim is to plug the pre-VC funding gap early stage enterprises face by mobilizing domestic capital and connecting international investors to domestic investors. Our investors come together to support brilliant and passionate entrepreneurs who are dedicated to solving difficult problems at the bottom of the pyramid. I3N has over 480+ investors across India and East Africa, with investing interests in India, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

    45+ investments

    10 enterprises have gone on to raise series a funding and 2 enterprises have gone on to raise series b funding

  • StartUpWave is a virtual pre-incubation and incubation platform that aims to make the entrepreneurship ecosystem more inclusive and reach more entrepreneurs by bringing the physical support ecosystem online. It aims to reach enterprises beyond metro cities in smaller towns or rural areas; scale-up incubation capacities to serve a larger number of entrepreneurs, and use scarce resources more efficiently to provide quality business support. Launched in 2014, Startup Wave has roughly 800 entrepreneurs registered across India and East Africa, who are at various stages in their entrepreneurial journey.

    Recognized by Harvard Kennedy School and World Economic Forum as one of 12 breakthrough ideas shaping the future of inclusive development

    Highlighted by CNBC TV18 (in India) as one of Digital India's Key Achievements

  • PRISM is a proprietary tool conceptualized and developed by Intellecap in 2013 as an assessment and reporting platform with the goal of driving transparency and accountability in measuring social impact and hence strengthening the impact investing industry. This tool can be used by Impact Funds, Investors, Enterprises and Government for evaluating the impact created through their initiatives. It aims to achieve the vision of increased and sustained flow of funds across impact sectors through its holistic evaluation framework and metrics that encompass the role of investors and grant makers, impact results of investments, as well as the local context in which impact is being created.

    Impact investors with over US $250 Mn in assets

    Recognized by GIZ for impact potential measurement

  • Creditree was conceptualized by Intellecap to provide a one stop solution to promote women entrepreneurship in India. Creditree provides access to information, mentorship and debt financing support through our network partners to women entrepreneur’s doorstep allowing her to focus on business operations. It supports financial institutions to align their efforts through match-making with ready to invest women-led businesses. Creditree aggregates market catalyzers such as women associations and mentorship experts on the platform to work together to provide assistance and networking support to women entrepreneurs.

    Over 50 enterprises on the platform currently

    Supported by ANDE, Goldman Sachs and FMO

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