Villgro Innovations Foundation
About: Villgro’s mission is to enable innovative social enterprises to grow and impact the poor. Since the founding of Villgro 11 years ago, we have incubated around 64 innovation based enterprises and funded them with Rs 40 million. They have gone on to raise Rs 200 million in investments, a leverage of 5 times. The innovators have generated 3,803 direct jobs and touched over 5 million rural lives.
Average Investment Size : $60,000
Investment Period : 3-4 years
Website : www.villgro.org
Target Market: Base of the Pyramid
Sector Focus: Agriculture, Energy, Health and Education. Other sectors welcome.
Business Model: For- Profit
Stage of Operation: Seed stage, Start-up enterprises
1) Innovation in product or service
2) Viable business model
3) Ability to scale