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Aavishkaar is a pioneer in early-stage impact investing globally and has been active in the space for 14 years. Aavishkaar believes that investing in early stage entrepreneurial ventures can not only deliver commercial returns, but also bring about significant efficiencies and developmental impact to underserved and disadvantaged communities. Over time, Aavishkaar has built a track record of high impact scalable enterprises in its portfolio that span across seven key sectors, namely Agriculture and Dairy, Education, Energy, Handicrafts, Health, Water and Sanitation, Technology for Development and Financial Inclusion.


The impact metrics we use at Aavishkaar to measure social and environmental performance of our investments are compatible with the catalogue of performance metrics of IRIS.

Other Impact Measurement Tools

We use PRISM as our primary tool to increase transparency and clarity, which contributes in maximizing accountability and in assessing impact of our investments.