Acumen makes patient longterm debt or equity investments in early-stage companies providing reliable and affordable access to quality education, healthcare services, formal housing, and safe drinking water to low-income customers.
The patient capital Acumen provides is accompanied by a wide range of support services to support organisational scale up. Its aim in investing patient capital is not to seek high returns, but rather to jump-start the creation of enterprises, and subsequently improve the lives of the poor.
We became a partner of Acumen in April 2017.
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global membership network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth and produce environmental and social benefits. We have been a member since February 2018.
Dasra is India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation focused on creating large-scale social change toward a transformed India with dignity and equity.
Founded in 1999, Dasra accelerates social change by driving collaborative action and powerful partnerships with funders, social enterprises and other key stakeholders. Dasra works on a range of challenges in India including empowering adolescents, sanitation and governance. We have been working with Dasra since April 2017 to support the organisation ARMMAN’s scale up and continue the important mission of reducing maternal and child mortality in India.
Intellecap is a pioneer in providing innovative business solutions that help build and scale profitable and sustainable enterprises dedicated to social and environmental change. Intellecap takes an ecosystem approach to amplify the impact that businesses can achieve and shape development outcomes in the process.
Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N) is a global network of impact investors who come together to co-invest in impact enterprises across India and East Africa. I3N’s aim is to plug the pre-VC funding gap early stage enterprises face by mobilizing domestic capital and connecting international investors to domestic investors. I3N has 120 members in India and East Africa, with investing interests in India, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. We have been a member since December 2017.