Category: Update

Curiositi raises Series A, led by Menterra and existing investor Unitus Ventures (formerly Unitus Seed Fund)

Investment to be utilized for product development and expansion Bengaluru, January 17, 2017: Education startup Curiositi Learning Solutions has raised Series A funding from Menterra Social Impact Fund. Curiositi develops learning programmes that uniquely integrate the benefits of activity-based learning with personalized software. Existing investor, Unitus Ventures (formerly Unitus Seed Fund) also participated in the round. Co-founded by… Read more >

Unitus Ventures (formerly Unitus Seed Fund) Presents StartHealth Investment Program

INR 10 crore funding and expert support to help healthcare technology startups innovating for the masses in India Unitus is partnering with Pfizer, PATH, Manipal Hospitals & Narayana Health. ATTENTION: Early-Stage Healthcare Technology Entrepreneurs! Are you focussed on delivering access to healthcare for the low-income masses in India? Do you have an interesting innovation … for product,… Read more >

Unitus Ventures (formerly 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 Ventures (formerly 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 Ventures (formerly 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 Ventures (formerly 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 Ventures (formerly 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 Ventures (formerly Unitus Seed Fund) H1 2014 Impact Report

August 18, 2014 Press Release, Update

We are pleased to release the Unitus Ventures (formerly Unitus Seed Fund) Impact Report for H1 2014. Unitus Ventures (formerly 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 Ventures (formerly 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 Ventures (formerly 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 Ventures (formerly Unitus Seed Fund) is doubling-down on healthcare investments

April 8, 2014 Update

In conjunction with the announcement of our third India healthcare seed funding investment in the past 100 days, we are announcing our intention to invest in another 3-4 healthcare startups in 2014. We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Michael J. Free OBE, Ph. D.,  a globally-recognized global health expert and 35-year technology leader at PATH, is joining Unitus Ventures (formerly Unitus Seed Fund)… Read more >

Unitus 2012 Mid-Year Update

August 18, 2012 Update

The Unitus family is partnering with a growing list of exciting, innovative young companies that share the common goal of creating opportunity for millions of people living at the bottom of the economic pyramid (BoP). As you will see from this semi-annual update, we’ve got some very compelling work happening across the Unitus family! As… Read more >

Unitus Ventures (formerly Unitus Seed Fund) is Expanding!

July 8, 2012 Update

We’re expanding our seed investment program Since we launched Unitus Ventures (formerly Unitus Seed Fund) in late 2011, we have researched, learned, connected, and completed enough investments to be confident of the potential for delivering opportunity to millions of lower-income people via seed investing in innovative startups that serve them.  There is no question as to the need… Read more >

Surprising results with homeless pilot in Chennai

March 26, 2012 Update

Unitus Labs has published the fifth and final case study from the Sorenson-Unitus Ultra Poor Initiative, a report that explores how the Equitas Bird’s Nest pilot was able to successfully stabilize housing for extremely poor homeless families in Chennai, India. Equitas Development Initiatives Trust (EDIT) launched the program in 2009 with a simple premise –… Read more >

2011 Unitus family update

February 13, 2012 Update

Update from Unitus family on activities and progress in 2011 towards our poverty impact mission 2011 has been an exciting year for the Unitus family. Thanks to your help over the years we have been able to continue our tradition of high impact innovation. A few highlights from 2011: Birthed two new initiatives: Unitus Impact… Read more >