Intellecap

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About Us

Intellecap is a pioneer in providing innovative business solutions that help build and scale profitable and sustainable enterprises dedicated to social and environmental change. Intellecap creates knowledge, facilitates investment initiatives, builds capacity, and incubates innovative businesses in the development industry.

Our unique positioning at the intersection of social and commercial business sectors allows us to attract and nurture intellectual capital that combines the business training of the commercial world with the passion and commitment of the social world to shape distinctive solutions.

Our firm was founded in 2002 and has more than 80 employees. We have worked with more than 60 Clients on over 250 engagements across 15 countries.

Practice Areas

Investment Banking Services

Investment Banking Services include raising capital and providing corporate finance advice, predominantly to young and growing enterprises.

Consulting Services

Consulting Services consist largely of strategic advice and implementation support to a wide variety of Policy Makers, Development Finance Institutions, Donors, and Corporations.

Research Services

Research Services involve research and thought leadership in our Focus Sectors.

Initiatives

Sankalp Forum

Sankalp Forumis Asia’s largest social enterprise forum that recognises the most innovative, sustainable and high impact social enterprises, supports them to improve their capacities and thus contributes to creating a viable pipeline for impact investors.

I3N

Intellecap Impact Investor Network(I3N) is India’s first ‘angel’ network for high net worth individuals and institutional investors seeking investments in early stage social enterprises.

Incubations

IntelleCash

IntelleCash is a Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) that Intellecap launched in 2008 to provide incubation services to start-up MFIs. IntelleCash has provided wholesale lending and capacity building services to MFIs in India, Africa, and Asia, and it currently operates its own retail lending program in Bihar. The 31 MFIs incubated by IntelleCash have disbursed micro-loans amounting to USD 125 million to over 700,000 borrowers. IntelleCash seeks to play an active role in the consolidation of the microfinance industry in India while continuing to provide value added operational and strategic consulting services to MFIs across the globe.

On September 14, 2012, IntelleCash announced that it had taken a majority stake in Arohan Financial Services (Arohan) and would consolidate the two businesses. Arohan, based in Kolkata, is one of the most respected MFIs in eastern India with a customer base of over 100,000 poor households. The IntelleCash/Arohan combination signals a clear trend toward consolidation in the microfinance industry in India.

IntelleGrow

IntelleGrow is an NBFC that Intellecap founded in 2012 in partnership with the Shell Foundation. IntelleGrow provides loans to young and emerging companies and seeks to pioneer venture debt financing in India. This segment of the financial services market is largely overlooked by banks and other formal sector lenders. IntelleGrow focuses on positively impacting lives and livelihoods at the BOP. IntelleGrow plans to provide skill enhancement and capacity building services to its Clients, along the lines of a successful model developed by Shell Foundation in Africa.

Intellecap Software Technologies Limited

Intellecap Software Technologies Limited (ISTPL) was organized by Intellecap in 2011 to provide software products and services to companies working at the BOP in Intellecap’s Focus Sectors.

ISTPL’s current products include Mostfit, an Open Source management information system for MFIs and FundForge, an Open Source investment management tool that helps impact investors track and manage progress against social, operational and financial metrics.


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