This investment was made under a previous strategy. We disclose information on all our current investments, but narrative information on our pre-2012 investments, when we introduced a new strategy, may be limited.
Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.
- South Asia
For funds, the countries listed here are those the fund has invested in so far.
We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people. For funds, the sectors listed here are those the fund has invested in so far.
- Education, Financial services, Food and agriculture, Health, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Other consumer services
- Investment type
We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).
- Intermediated investment
- Fund manager:
- Aavishkaar Venture Management Services
- Start date
For direct investments, this is the date CDC committed capital to the business or project.
For funds, this is the date that CDC committed capital to the fund.
For underlying fund investments, this is the date that the fund invested capital into the business.e
- September 2011
For direct investments, this is the total amount that CDC has committed to the business or project (it may be a combination of equity and debt).
For funds, this is the total amount that CDC has committed to the fund.
This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.
Investments made by this fund
|Investment name||Country||Region||Sector||Start date||Status|
| Vortex Engineering|
Vortex Engineering manufacture low cost energy efficient solar powered ATMs for rural areas.
|India||South Asia||Manufacturing||December 2011||Active|
| Karapadi Path Education company|
Karapadi Path Education provides English classes using a unique teaching methodology that combines stories with actions and music.
|India||South Asia||Education||March 2012||Active|
| Vana Vidyut|
Vana Vidyut generates electricity using biomass from man-made regenerative forests. The feedstock is sourced from sister company Energy Plantation Projects India Pvt. Ltd. which has expertise in man-made, high density, regenerative forests of fast growing trees exclusively for power generation.
|India||South Asia||Infrastructure||April 2012||Active|
| Electronic Payment and Services Pvt Ltd|
EPS offers ATM outsourcing and related services for India's rapidly growing ATM network. It provides transaction processing and card management services which are offered to banks to enable them to concentrate on core banking functions. It has over 5,000 ATMs under management across urban, semi-rural and rural locations.
|India||South Asia||Financial services||September 2012||Active|
| Milk Mantra|
Milk Mantra sources, processes and markets milk and milk products, primarily in Orissa and other East Indian markets.
|India||South Asia||Food and agriculture||December 2012||Active|
| Ulink Bioenergy|
Ulink Bioenergy manufactures organic fertilizers, and is also engaged in the marketing and trading of agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, nutrients, and seeds at a discount price.
|India||South Asia||Food and agriculture||March 2013||Active|
| mHealth Venture India|
mHealth offers primary healthcare advice over the telephone, with operations currently focused on the low income state of Uttar Pradesh.
|India||South Asia||Health||September 2013||Active|
| HR Food|
The company sources, processes and markets milk and milk products, primarily in Ranchi and neearby districts in India
|India||South Asia||Food and agriculture||October 2013||Active|
| Mandala Apparels|
Manufacture of organic, Fairtrade certified cotton apparel.
|India||South Asia||Manufacturing||December 2013||Active|
| Nalanda Learning System|
Operates a chain of affordable preschools under the brand name of Little Laureates
|India||South Asia||Education||December 2013||Active|
| Mela Artisans|
Mela Artisans is a lifestyle brand that designs and sources handicrafts exclusively from artisans in India and currently retails through online channels and leading stores in the USA and UK.
|India||South Asia||Other consumer services||February 2014||Active|
Vaatsalya manages a network of affordable hospitals in Tier II and III cities in India.
|India||South Asia||Health||November 2014||Active|
| Ergos Business Solutions|
Ergos Business Solutions is an integrated supply chain business operating through a network of micro warehouses in rural Bihar in India. It aims to enable market linkages to small farmers in a scalable and cost-effective manner.
|India||South Asia||Food and agriculture||March 2015||Active|
| Connect India|
Connect India, which is based in Bangalore, is a differentiated pan-India logistics delivery network providing last mile access to remote non-urban areas.
|India||South Asia||Manufacturing||April 2015||Active|
Jaypore operates a curated, online marketplace for quality apparels, accessories and select home goods, all with some element of hand work or traditional Indian artisanal influence.
|India||South Asia||Other consumer services||January 2016||Active|
| Nepra Resource Management|
Nepra Resource Management Pvt. Ltd is engaged in building an organised dry waste (recyclables) supply chain. This would connect the generators (commercial establishments and industrial companies) and collectors of waste to recyclers more efficiently.
|India||South Asia||Infrastructure||June 2018||Active|