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Villgro Villgro funds and incubates early-stage, innovation-based, for-profit social enterprises that have significant impact on the lives of India’s poor.

Accelerator; Investment Fund

OVERVIEW

Description

Villgro is India's oldest and foremost social enterprise incubator. We fund and incubate early-stage, innovation-based, for-profit social enterprises that have significant impact on the lives of India’s poor.
Since 2001, Villgro has incubated 103 such enterprises, generated around 4000 jobs, secured Rs 873 million in follow-on funding, and touched over 6.8 million rural lives.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

INVESTMENT RANGE:

- $100,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Agriculture; Clean and Green Technology; Education; Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation; Energy; Health; Sanitation, Waste Management

Stages

  • 2) Idea
  • 3) Prototype/ Pilot
  • 4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue
  • 5) Starting to See Strong Revenue Traction

social vs. financial return preference

  • 1: Social Return First

Types of entities

  • For Profit

providing funding for these regions

  • India

funding types

  • Grants / Donations
  • Rev Share / Quasi Equity

TEAM MEMBERS

Team

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PR GANAPATHY

Funder and mentor to early-stage social enterprises in India at Villgro, India's oldest and foremost socent incubator.

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VILLGRO INNOVATIONS FOUNDATION

Villgro is India’s oldest and foremost social enterprise incubator. Villgro funds, mentors and incubates early-stage, innovation-based social enterprises tha...

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