A recent Mint article discusses investments made by Indian private equity firm, Aavishkaar, and Indian non-banking finance company, Tata Capital, into Vortex...

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A recent New York Times article discusses the business correspondent model in India through which large numbers of unbanked populations can access...

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Social venture fund Lok Capital and one of its limited partners have recently invested approximately $5 million in IFMR Rural Channels, an...

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Private sector HDFC Bank and mobile operator Vodafone India have recently partnered to provide mobile banking services in India. A pilot project...

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In his address at the 106th Foundation Day Celebrations of the Bank of India, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said that it is...

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An Economic Times article recently discussed the state of social venture capital in India over the past year. The article explains how...

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The UK Government has partnered with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) by committing £65 million to increase financial inclusion...

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Co-founder of Patni Computer System, Gajendra Patni's sons Amit and Arihant, have a new interest. They are flexing their philanthropic muscle with...

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The IFC has proposed to take a 20% equity stake in CapAleph Indian Millenium Fund, which plans to raise $150 million for...

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Indian company Vortex Engineering has joined the UN-backed Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative that supports the development of inclusive...

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The Economic Times reports that The Aavishkaar Social Venture Fund recently sold its stake in Rangsutra, an artisan-owned handicrafts company providing handicrafts...

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Father of microfinance, Muhammad Yunus, has partnered with India's Indian Institute of Management , Ahmedabad (IIM-A) to start a $10 billion seed...

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A Monitor Inclusive Markets Report by Nishant Lalwani and Mike Kubzansky, December 2009. Monitor's research has examined previous and ongoing experiments with...

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As part of the Business Call to Action (BCtA) – a global alliance of businesses, NGOs, governments, and multilateral organizations that encourages...

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UK international development agency, DFID, is restructuring its programme with India so that it enters into no new financial aid programmes, with...

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Impact investment fund Lok Capital has recently closed Lok Fund II, a $65 million fund focused on microcredit, mobile payments, remittances, small...

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International telecom company Nokia recently launched Nokia Money across India. With only 10% of India’s 600K villages able to access formal financial...

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Global impact investor, Omidyar Network (ON) has awarded a grant of US$2 million, over the next 3 years, to Dasra- India’s leading...

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Each month Privcap focuses on a critical theme and produces a “bundle” of thought-leadership content in multiple formats – a digital report,...

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A recent article discusses how the Government of India’s Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for micro, small, and medium sized enterprises has helped...

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International Finance Corporation (IFC) is planning on establishing the first mortgage guarantee corporation in India, in partnership with National Housing Bank (NHB),...

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In its efforts to promote financial inclusion, India’s Central Bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has promoted the establishment of small...

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The Inherent Conflict between Intent and Resolve They find an inherent dichotomy in the landscape for ‘social good’ between tough conditions for...

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Featured on StartupCentral.in Are there any kind of benchmarks around angel investment valuations in India, especially with respect to business plans that...

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In this guest post on ft.com, Rama Bijapurkar argues that despite the attention that the base of the pyramid has attracted over...

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Indian telecom company Bharti Airtel and Axis Bank have partnered to launch a mobile banking platform that will provide millions of unbanked...

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This recent report, issued by Ada Investments, outlines the basic merits of looking at investing in India, with a view on growth...

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