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Driving change through rural education in India

This is a guest post by Alexandra Tsiolas, a college student at the University of Oslo, Norway. Alexandra visited an after school village kindergarten program in Mandya near Bangalore, India operated by Hippocampus Learning Centres (HLC). Alexandra also caught up...
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Hippocampus Learning Centres raises $1.2 million

Congratulations to Unitus Ventures investee Hippocampus Learning Centres for raising an additional $1.2 million from Lok Capital and Acumen Fund! An Indian girl at an Hippocampus Learning Centre in a village in Karnataka, India Earlier in...
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Unitus Ventures: Harnessing Small Equity for Scale at the BoP

Sriram Gutta This interview with Dave Richards, Managing Director of Unitus Ventures, by Sriram Gutta was originally posted on NextBillion. I recently had the opportunity to interview Dave Richards, managing director of Unitus Ventures – a new seed stage...
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Hippocampus Learning Centres partners with Grameen Koota

A Profit-Driven Approach to Affordable Education: A Review of Hippocampus Learning Centers Government schools across India are haunted with serious issues. Teachers are absent 25 percent of days and teaching less than 55 percent of the time. This contributes to...
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Unitus Ventures invests in Villgro Innovation Marketing

Unitus Ventures is excited to announce that we've made a seed investment in VillFarm based in Chennai! This is our 4th seed investment in 2012. VillFarm is building an innovative last mile rural distribution business starting in the South Indian state of...
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When should you start raising capital?

There is no doubt that there is new wave of entrepreneurship brewing in India. Venture Intelligence estimates that nearly $787 million was invested across 210 venture capital investments in 2011 growing from 137 in 2010 and 112 in 2009. The...
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Updated India BOP statistics

UPDATE: See our updated definition of Base of the Economic Pyramid in India Last year, Omidyar Network presented a very helpful report called Inclusive Innovation which referenced some recent statistics on the size of the BOP (the base of the economic pyramid) population...
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Top 10 questions social enterprise founders should ask themselves

Guest post by Pankaj Jain of Impact Law Ventures, our fantastic legal advisor. This article was originally posted on As a corporate lawyer working at the intersection of start-up space and social enterprise sectors, I often find myself assisting co-founders...
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Why social entrepreneurs need to think about exits

As a startup entrepreneur, you are mostly thinking about how to survive and getting to the next milestone next week or next month. And then an investor inevitably asks you, "what are your most likely exit opportunities?" Your first thought...
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Great group of global social entrepreneurs gather in Seattle

I was really impressed with the group of young social entrepreneurs who participated in University of Washington's Foster School of Business Global Social Entrepreneur Competition (GSEC) last week in Seattle. All of the team members are currently enrolled in higher education....
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Unitus Ventures is now Capria India

Unitus Ventures, a leading venture capital firm in India, is joining forces with its US affiliate Capria Ventures, a Global South specialist, to operate with a unified global strategy under a single brand, Capria Ventures.