Aavishkaar Capital pioneered the venture capital approach of investing in early-growth stage enterprises in India in 2001, with a focus on geographies and sectors that were often overlooked and challenging. Aavishkaar Capital has gone on to close 8 funds since then, with close to half a billion dollars in AUM today.
approach to development
Along with its core objective of delivering commercial returns to its investors, Aavishkaar Capital creates livelihoods, reduces vulnerabilities, and provides access to essential products and services to the target population through its investments in ambitious and innovative entrepreneurs.
Over the years, Aavishkaar Capital‘s investment strategy has evolved to include other emergent geographies, in addition to India - Emerging Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa and has scaled - larger investment tickets, while maintaining a focus on investing in businesses across our 3 core sectors - Financial Inclusion, Food & Agriculture, and Essential Services.
The entrepreneurs backed by Aavishkaar Capital will continue to leverage opportunities in ways that help scale up their businesses while continue catering to include expectations of the emerging class, engaging them as consumers and/or as providers.