Category: Unitus Capital

Unitus Ventures (formerly Unitus Seed Fund) Adds More Prominent Investors

Notable US and Indian HNIs investing in profitable innovations for the masses November 16, 2014. Bangalore: Unitus Ventures (formerly Unitus Seed Fund), India’s leading venture seed fund supporting startups innovating for the masses, announced that it has now raised over USD $4 million from 16 high net income Indian investors in its Indian rupee fund. Additionally, Unitus Seed… Read more >

Unitus Capital Reports Impact Investing Makes Up 31% of India’s Private Equity Transactions

July 25, 2014 Unitus Capital, Update

This calendar quarter brings 19 investors, 11 investments in 8 funds, and 11 mainstream investors jumping into investing in impact businesses. Unitus Capital has issued their 2014 second calendar quarter (Q2) impact equity research report. They noted that impact equity investing continued to be a key component of the India private equity landscape making up 31%… Read more >

Unitus 2012 Mid-Year 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 Capital raises $5m for Forus Health

April 27, 2012 Press Release, Unitus Capital

Unitus Capital advises Forus Health on raising $5 million from Accel Partners & IDG Ventures in India Bangalore, April 26, 2012: Bangalore-based affordable medical technology and solutions company  Forus Health Pvt. Ltd.  (Forus) has successfully raised Series A funding of $5 million from two leading venture capital funds, Accel Partners and IDG Ventures India. Unitus… Read more >

ENCASH raises $2.56 million for rural ATMs in Philippines

March 7, 2012 Press Release, Unitus Capital

Electronic Network Cash Tellers, Inc. has raised USD 2.56mn equity capital from funds managed by Incofin Investment Management and responsAbility Manila, March 6, 2012: Electronic Network Cash Tellers, Inc. (“ENCASH”), the first independent ATM distributor in the Philippines, headquartered in Manila, is pleased to announce that they have raised USD 2.56 million from Rural Impulse… Read more >

2011 Unitus family 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 >

Unitus Capital innovates on raising India MFI debt

December 8, 2011 Unitus Capital

It is very difficult to bring foreign debt capital into India which continues to limit the fundraising options for India-based businesses. It is particularly difficult for microfinance institutions (MFIs) because unlike Indian banks they are legally prohibited from collecting savings from consumers which can then be re-lent to borrowers. This means that to expand their… Read more >

Unitus Capital raises $3m equity for Arman Financial

November 25, 2011 Press Release, Unitus Capital

Eric Savage, Co-Founder & President of Unitus Capital, commented “Unitus Capital is honored to be part of this transaction, which is a rare instance of private placement of equity in an MFI which is listed and actively traded. Arman is a high-quality institution with many years of lending experience in Western India, a highly under… Read more >

Unitus Capital raises equity for Barefoot Power

November 25, 2011 Press Release, Unitus Capital

The Sustainable Enterprise Fund, an impact venture fund managed by Ennovent, has made its first investment of an undisclosed amount in Barefoot Power. The co-investors include Insitor, Oikocredit and The Grace Foundation. Unitus Capital advised Barefoot Power in this transaction. Barefoot Power, a global, social for-profit enterprise, manufactures and distributes lighting products, solar phone charging… Read more >

Great video intro to Unitus Capital

October 24, 2011 Unitus Capital, Update

Watch more about what Unitus Capital is focused on, the progress they’ve made in raising more than $600,000,000 of capital for social enterprises in Asia and testimonials from clients on how they have benefited from Unitus Capital’s services. Tags: video

Unitus Capital is lead advisor on Leapfrog’s $15M investment in Shriram

September 8, 2011 Press Release, Unitus Capital

Leapfrog invests USD $15 million in Shriram in a strategic partnership to serve 10 million people in India LeapFrog Investments today announced a $15 million investment into Shriram CCL in a ground-breaking deal that will extend high quality insurance, savings, and investment products to the underserved Indian market. With LeapFrog’s injection of significant new capital… Read more >

Unitus Capital raises $11.7 million for India MFI Satin

August 4, 2011 Media Exposure, Unitus Capital

Unitus Capital was the sole advisor to India MFI Satin Creditcare Network Limited in raising new equity and non-convertible debentures totally Rs 52 crore (about USD$ 11.7 million) earlier this year. This included Satin’s third round equity infusion of Rs 40 crore (~USD$ 9 million) from ShoreCap II Limited and Danish Microfinance Partners K/S (DMP) in… Read more >