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News & Publications
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RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE
Economic Times coverage of Omidyar Network investment and Michael and Susan Dell Foundation renewal.
March 05, 2014
Nov 7, 2013, NextBillion
Aug 22, 2013, VCCircle
July 23, 2013, Economic Times
Feb 12, 2013 Economic Times
Recent publications from IntelleGrow and our affiliates
IntelleGrow shares our learnings to encourage more investment in SMEs and specific impact sectors. Recent publications from IntelleGrow and our partners:
IntelleGrow provides debt finance to small and growing businesses in India. In the company's first brochure, IntelleGrow helps companies decide if debt or equity is right for them, and provides a few real-world examples of how IntelleGrow loans have helped businesses access working capital for social and environmental impact.
Pathways to Progress:
Drawing from in-depth interviews with 92 social enterprises, impact investors and sector enablers in India, this report analyzes social enterprises within Agribusiness, Clean Energy, Education, Healthcare and Water & Sanitation sectors and presents some innovative strategies they adopt to reach underserved markets.
Intellecap's Consulting Practice partnered with IFC to conduct a detailed study to assess the key characteristics of the MSME sector and measure the demand and flow of debt and equity funding to the sector. This study also explored the potential interventions to address the lack of access to formal finance for MSMEs.
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Finance:
This study aims to provide an assessment of the MSME sector finance in India, highlight the sector's key characteristics, and assess the demand for, and the flow of finance into the sector.
IISD Overcoming Barriers to Scale Report:
In this review of an ecosystem approach to funding, IISD examines impact investments in low-income and developing countries, including IntelleGrow's loans in India.
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Board of Directors
IntelleGrow's Board of Directors provides strategic direction to the organization, and includes some of IntelleGrow's lead investors. The Board is a diverse set of industry experts, and they lend their time and expertise to IntelleGrow's success.
IntelleGrow draws its expertise from its diverse board, management, and stakeholders. Our team includes experienced professions from diverse backgrounds in financial services industry spanning venture capital/ private equity/ legal-deal making/ Base of Pyramid Markets/ Priority Sector lending/ Mid-Market lending/ SME lending/ besides research and financial management backgrounds, with expertise on social enterprises and impact space in India.
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 and Intellecap Group have directed US $ 600 Million 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.
Shell Foundation develops, scales-up and promotes enterprise-based solutions to development challenges. Shell Foundation supported the co-creation of IntelleGrow alongside Intellecap and continues to act as a strategic partner to the company.
MICHAEL AND SUSAN DELL FOUNDATION
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished children living in urban poverty around the world. With offices in Austin, USA, and New Delhi, India, and Cape Town, South Africa, the Dell family foundation funds programs that foster high-quality public education and childhood health, and improve the economic stability of families living in poverty. The foundation has committed more than $925 million to global children's issues and community initiatives to date.
Tridos Investment Management BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tridos Bank, manages 18 sustainable investment funds which includes both Tridos Fair Share Fund &Tridos Microfinance Fund, with a total value of $3.9 billion dollar. Tridos Investment Management is a global leader in impact investment, and a founding member of the Global Impact Investing Network. The funds span a broad range of sectors including Energy and Climate, Arts and Culture, Sustainable Food and Agriculture, Emerging Markets and Sustainable Real Estate.
DEVELOPING WORLD MARKETS
Developing World Markets (DWM) is an asset manager and investment bank dedicated to making socially positive investments in order to promote sustainable economic and social development on a global scale. DWM primarily invests in inclusive financial institutions (IFINs), including microfinance institutions (MFIs), small and medium enterprise (SME) lenders, affordable housing and education lenders, and mobile banking service providers. DWM has made investments and underwritten transactions in more than 40 countries across four continents.
THE INTELLECAP ECO-SYSTEM
IntelleGrow is part of the Intellecap family of companies. We were founded in response to a distinct market need for missing middle debt financing, and IntelleGrow regularly leverages the expertise of our sister companies.