Updates

Unitus Seed Fund Invests in Blowhorn, a Marketplace for Last Mile Logistics

November 14, 2014 Media Exposure, Press Release

Unitus’ Second Mobile-on-Demand Investment Follows Exceptional Growth of mGaadi’s Auto Rickshaw Service November 12, 2014. Bangalore: Unitus Seed Fund, India’s leading venture seed fund supporting startups innovating for the masses, announced that it has led the seed round investment in Blowhorn, a Bangalore-based online marketplace for last mile logistics. Blowhorn offers a tech platform connecting… Read more >

Unitus Seed Fund’s new investors propel fund over USD $20 million

September 2, 2014 Update

New investors in India’s most active Micro VC impact fund demonstrate that commercial and philanthropic investors are drawn to impact investing 2 September 2014. San Francisco: Unitus Seed Fund, India’s most active seed-stage impact investor, has secured an additional USD $7 million in commitments for a total of USD $20 million for its India-focused Micro… Read more >

Unitus Seed Fund Launches India Impact Acceleration Program

September 2, 2014 Update

New Initiative Seeks to Build India Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs Serving Large Low-Income Populations September 2, 2014: San Francisco. Today at SOCAP14, Unitus Seed Fund launched its India Impact Acceleration Program to help improve and accelerate the early-stage impact startup ecosystem across India in three ways: by increasing connections facilitated through “startup scouts” operating across India, working with leading… Read more >

Unitus Seed Fund Releases New India Livelihoods Report

September 2, 2014 Update

New report covers the livelihoods challenges, opportunities, policies and players facing India as 1 billion poor people seek a better future ahead We are pleased to release our newest market report No Handouts Required: The big opportunity to improve the livelihoods of 1 billion poor in India. We believe that improving livelihoods opportunities is a good investment… Read more >

Unitus Seed Fund H1 2014 Impact Report

August 18, 2014 Press Release, Update

We are pleased to release the Unitus Seed Fund Impact Report for H1 2014. Unitus Seed Fund creates three types of impact, all of which are measured at company, sector, and fund level: Social - Portfolio companies have the potential to reach at least 100,000 BoP families in 5 years, and/or directly employ up to 1,000 BoP… Read more >

Unitus Seed Fund Adds More Prominent Investors

November 18, 2014 Media Exposure, Press Release

Notable US and Indian HNIs investing in profitable innovations for the masses November 16, 2014. Bangalore: Unitus Seed Fund, India’s leading venture seed fund supporting startups innovating for the masses, announced that it has now raised over USD $4 million from 16 high net income Indian investors in its Indian rupee fund. Additionally, Unitus Seed… Read more >

Unitus Seed Fund Adds Education Veteran to Team; Looks to Invest 3 Crore in India

July 31, 2014 Media Exposure, Press Release

Unitus Seed Fund looks to take advantage of the demand for quality education delivered at prices affordable to the masses in India and driven by entrepreneur innovators Bangalore, July 31, 2014. Low-cost private education is poised to become a driving force in improving the lives at the base of the economic pyramid (“BoP”). The only way out… Read more >

Unitus Capital Reports Impact Investing Makes Up 31% of India’s Private Equity Transactions

July 25, 2014 Press Release

This calendar quarter brings 19 investors, 11 investments in 8 funds, and 11 mainstream investors jumping into investing in impact businesses. Unitus Capital has issued their 2014 second calendar quarter (Q2) impact equity research report. They noted that impact equity investing continued to be a key component of the India private equity landscape making up 31%… Read more >

Hippocampus Raises USD 2.4 million to Serve Market of 80 Million Rural Children in India

July 2, 2014 Media Exposure

Unitus Seed Fund re-ups in fast-growing rural kindergarten and tuitions startup as they bring on ADB and Khosla Impact as new investors to expand presence in India 2 July 2014. Bangalore, India: Unitus Seed Fund, India’s most active seed-stage impact investor, has invested in a new financing round for Hippocampus Learning Centres, the leading rural… Read more >

Unitus Seed Fund Invests in Pediatric Healthcare Chain AddressHealth

June 18, 2014 Media Exposure, Press Release, Update

Making affordable pediatric primary care available to a wide-range of urban Indian children 18 June 2014. Bangalore, India: Unitus Seed Fund, India’s most active seed-stage impact investor, has invested in AddressHealth, India’s first pediatric primary healthcare network, providing comprehensive care for children through its chain of  clinics and school health programs. AddressHealth will use the… Read more >

Unitus Seed Fund Invests in M-Commerce Retail Platform Jiffstore

May 22, 2014 Press Release

Investment to make m-commerce viable for lakhs (100,000′s) of small grocery and kirana stores across India 23 May 2014: Bangalore, India. Unitus Seed Fund announced an investment in Jiffstore, a Bangalore-based startup that is connecting local kirana stores to customers though a mobile app that offers online grocery ordering and home delivery. Jiffstore provides even… Read more >

Unitus Seed Fund Invests in Auto Rickshaw M-Commerce Startup mGaadi

May 12, 2014 Media Exposure, Press Release

Enables commuters to order pre-booked or on-demand auto rickshaws with a promise of reliable, safe, courteous, and price-predictable service 13 May 2014. Bangalore, India: Unitus Seed Fund, India’s most active seed-stage impact investor, has led an equity investment in mGaadi, a mobile-commerce ordering service for auto rickshaws. mGaadi will use the investment to further develop… Read more >