We exist to bridge the opportunity gap
for The Emerging 3 Billion

We do this by emboldening entrepreneurs
or becoming one.

the 3 billion people we impact

A majority of the world's population, comprising 3 billion people are underserved. Earning between US$ 2 and US$ 8 a day, they lack access to transport, healthcare, energy, basic financial and other services. The Aavishkaar Group works at the nexus of the basic needs of these communities, and the businesses, governments, and systems that help them meet these needs.


The Aavishkaar Group are global pioneers in taking an entrepreneurship-based approach towards development. The Group is focused on developing the impact ecosystem in the continents of Asia and Africa. Aavishkaar Group manages assets in excess of USD 1.2 Billion across Equity and Credit, with 7,000+ employees present across India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Kenya.
The Group’s ecosystems include Aavishkaar Capital - Impact fund manager focused on Global South, Arohan- One of India’s largest & most digitally advanced microfinance institution (MFI) targeting low income households, Ashv Finance- Phygital NBFC, offering unique cash flow based business loans to Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and Intellecap – Global Impact advisory firm providing Consulting, Investment banking and Inclusive networking platform.
The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Triodos Bank, Shell Foundation and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO.


Aavishkaar Group's financial ecosystem includes equity funds, a venture debt vehicle, a microfinance and advisory business including investment banking.

Aavishkaar Capital

Pioneered equity capital for high risk, high impact businesses in the ticket range of US$ 500k to US$ 10 million

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  • Over US$ 200 million in Assets Under Management
  • Over 70 million lives impacted and over 150,000 jobs created
  • 55 portfolio companies
Awards: VCC Active Investor Award, Featured on cover of November 2017 BW Disrupt as Innovative Disrupters


Ashv Finance empowers MSMEs and small businesses of India with loans, designed to unlock their growth potential.

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Provides microfinance loans between US$ 150 to US$ 1500 to finance micro enterprises run by underserved populations

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  • Eastern India's largest MFI with over 450 branches
  • Over US$ 340 million outstanding disbursements
  • Operating in 9 low income states