This Week in Impact Investing

Aavishkar and Cisco Cisco announced that it will invest in Aavishkaar’s Aavishkar II fund – a Mauritius based US$120 million fund. The funding will be part of Cisco’s commitment to invest about $200 million of venture capital investments in India, of which almost half has been utilized. Aavishkaar II’s focus will be on rural India, specifically agriculture, …

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Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP)

 [Editor’s Note: This is the first of a 3-part series on a unique urban cooperative organization – an evolution from a ‘Convention of 800 Ragpickers’ to a registered trade union and finally to its current form.] Panchayats and cooperatives are associated with rural India, right? Or so I thought until I started reading up on …

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PPP in Education and other Insights from Krupakar Manukonda

Yesterday, just as I was getting off the Twitter grid, saw this tweet from Nitin Pai: https://twitter.com/#!/acorn/status/187127256383098880 I returned to Krupakar Marukonda‘s timeline a few hours later and I’m so glad I did (I now follow him). The tweets are one part rant, one part facts, and one part opinion — all of which combine …

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