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.
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