About the group

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 - 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.

Group Total employee 7000+

across 4 Group Companies

Group USD 1.2 Billion

across Equity and Credit

Group Presence in

2 Continents

  • About arohan

    Established in 2006 in Kolkata, Arohan Financial Services Limited, part of the Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group is eastern India's largest NBFC MFI. As on March 31, 2019, the organisation is operational in thirteen states of which ten are low-income states across the central, east and north-east, offering financial inclusion products to nearly 1.9 million under-served clients, through 593 branches with a loan portfolio of over to Rs. 4045 crore in microfinance and MSME lending. It has a bank loan rating of A- and MFI grading of MF1 from CARE Ratings. Driven by its mission to empower the underserved households through a range of financial services, in a manner sustainable for all stakeholders, Arohan plans to extend its operations and aims to become one of India's 10 best places to work in. For more details, please visit www.arohan.in

    INR 4857 CR.








  • About Aavishkaar

    Aavishkaar, part of the Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group, is one of the global pioneers in impact investing, taking an entrepreneurship based approach to development. Since its incorporation in 2002, Aavishkaar has gone on to make more than 65 investments across sectors and geographies including low income states and raised six funds, delivering commercial returns with a total of USD 300 Million under management. Aavishkaar's unique approach has resulted in its invested enterprises impacting over 95 million lives and creating over 300,000 jobs and livelihoods. Aavishkaar started its journey in India and invests across South Asia and South east Asia. Aavishkaar is now considering launching its 7th fund in Africa and 8th fund in South East Asia. Having won numerous awards over the years , Aavishkaar was recently conferred the 2018 Sustainability and Excellence Award for the best investment in SDG Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA Sustainability Institute) in London. For more details, please visit www.aavishkaar.in

    • Aavishkaar manages USD 400 Million across 6 funds, investing in South and Southeast Asia
    • 4x Capital raised by portfolio companies for every $1 invested by Aavishkaar
    • 70 Million lives impacted / 150,000 jobs and livelihoods provided
    • Aavishkaar won the coveted VC Circle Impact Investor Award in 2017
    USD 400 Million

    Across 6 funds


    Portfolio companies



    VC Circle Impact

    Investor Award in 2017

  • Intellecap

    Intellecap is a pioneer in providing innovative business solutions that help build and scale profitable and sustainable enterprises dedicated to social and environmental change. Founded in 2002, the Aavishkaar - Intellecap Group now manages assets of over USD 650 million and have directed over USD 1 Billion of Capital to entrepreneurs working on such challenging problems sustainably through equity funds, venture debt vehicle, microfinance lending or investment banking intermediation. Intellecap provides a broad range of Consulting, Research and Investment Banking Services, to Multilateral Agencies, Development Finance Institutions, Social Enterprises, Corporations, Investors, Policy Makers and Donors. In 2017 Intellecap won the 'Impact Market Builder of the Year Award' from Global Steering Group (GSG) Chicago, a G20 Think tank. For more details please visit, www.intellecap.com

    • USD 300 Million in Investments facilitated from investment partners
    • 600+ engagements delivered in 40+ countries across 3 continents
    • 1500 social enterprises showcased with over 500 investors and 200 mentors. 60 of them have gone on to raise over USD 220 Million
    • USD 12 Million in venture debt provided to over 40 growing businesses as part of Investment Banking practice
    USD 500 Million


    500+ engagements

    In 40+ countries

    1500 social


    USD 12 Million

    venture debt

  • About IntelleGrow

    IntelleGrow, part of the Intellecap-Aavishkaar group operates under constitutional identity of 'Jain Sons Finlease Limited', an NBFC licensed by Reserve Bank of India. IntelleGrow has disbursed over INR 1400 Cr across 500+ deals to early-stage SMEs so far. Incubated by Intellecap under a permanent capital structure, IntelleGrow is supported by Shell Foundation, MSDF, Omidyar Network, Triodos and Developing World Markets apart from lenders such as Symbiotics, Calvert Foundation and OPIC. Besides offering debt funds from its own balance sheet, IntelleGrow is also fostering innovative financing to SMEs. For more details, please visit www.intellegrow.in

    • USD 160 Million disbursed
    • Invested in over 160 Portfolio companies
    • Global reach through Investors and Financers including Omidyar Network, Triodos Investment Management, Shell Foundation, Developing World Markets, Calvert Foundation and Overseas Private Investment Corp
    USD 160 Million


    over 160

    Portfolio companies

    Global reach

    through Investors

  • About Tribe Tech

    Tribe is a technology driven platform that engages with small businesses all along their enterprise journey and provides them with access to capital most aligned to their business goals. The platform's match-making engine enables users to come together and form tribes with shared goals. Entrepreneurs can provide funders deep visibility into their enterprise journey showcased on their 'walls' while investors leverage predictive decision-making algorithms to evaluate and allocate capital (grant, debt and equity). Born out of the Aaavishkaar - Intellecap Group's learning from having worked with over 2000 ventures, Tribe is an endeavour to change the way venture financing is carried out. www.tribe.host

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