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.


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 Billion across Equity and Credit, with 6,000+ employees present across India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Kenya. The Group’s ecosystems include Aavishkaar Capital - Pioneer in equity led impact investing, Arohan- One of India’s largest Technology led Financial inclusion platform, IntelleGrow - specialized lender to small and growing businesses , Tribe – a fintech player, Intellecap – Thought Leader and Advisory business with a focus on sustainability and Sankalp Forum – one of the world’s largest inclusive development led 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


A digital lending platform to empower small business owners, by offering them quick access to debt, through a simplified process

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  • Cumulative disbursements of US$ 1 million
  • 200+ active small business borrowers


Funds under-banked, high-growth impact enterprises in the ticket range of US$ 75k to US$ 1.5 million

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  • US$ 60 million outstanding disbursements
  • $153Mn cumulative disbursements
  • 250 portfolio companies


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