Aavishkaar – Social Venture Capital

Posted on: 22/03/2010

A blend of  Social and Commercial Goals can make inclusive growth possible. Aavishkaar aims to harness the entrepreneurial spirit at the bottom of the pyramid to create inclusive economic development. They seek to empower disadvantaged and rural communities through infusion of commercial activities. Typically entrepreneurs who operate at the lower end of the economic spectrum are overlooked by financiers as they are categorized as being too small and risky.

Aavishkaar believes that not only do these entrepreneurs have potential to create widespread impact on local communities through boosting local production and creating livelihood opportunities but also provide attractive commercial returns. They have taken it upon themselves to be the leaders of micro equity investments to create scalable small entrepreneurs with significant social impact.

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