Mela Artisans

India Other consumer services

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.

We are invested in Mela Artisans through Aavishkaar India II Company Limited, which is managed by Aavishkaar Venture Management Services. For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

Key facts

Status:
Active
Region

Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

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South Asia
Countries:
India
Sector

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.

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Other consumer services
Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

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Intermediated investment
Fund:
Aavishkaar India II Company Limited
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

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February 2014