The Artha Platform is an initiative of Rianta Capital Zurich, an investment advisory to the Singh family trust and has been convening enterprises and investors since 2008. The Artha platform focuses on bringing people together for greater efficiency in due diligence, and also represents the investment vehicle of the Singh family focused on disbursing early stage capital to high impact social businesses. We seek to energise and add urgency to the process of impact investing in India by serving as a catalyst for our peer investor community; we match on others’ equity / debt investments and in some cases we lead on transactions ourselves.
In partnership with Villgro, India’s oldest and foremost social enterprise incubator, Artha is now able to provide a much higher level of support and engagement to these ventures with whom it engages. The selected enterprises will get access to first class business support, networks and mentoring designed to keep pace with the fastest growing social ventures.
Villgro funds and incubates early-stage, for-profit social enterprises that have an impact on the lives at the bottom of the pyramid. To know more about Villgro, please visit www.villgro.org/incubation.
A core activity of the Artha Platform is the Artha Venture Challenge (AVC), the mechanism by which new ventures apply to be considered as candidates for multiple layers of support. This primary mode of engagement to identify great ventures in India is an inspiration from UnLtd UK. Our mandate through AVC is to find and support ambitious Indian social entrepreneurs with access to finance and powerful connections to help them raise investment, get past the pain of due diligence and scale their ventures. All ventures that apply to AVC are encouraged to become a member of the Artha Platform social network.
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