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Highlights from a Conversation with Founder Mayank Midha The Journey so far Garv Toilets began in 2015, with an idea developed by founder Mayank Midha to adapt the superstructures (i.e, the extension built above the foundation) of telecom products to create an indestructible portable toilet. The crux of Garv’s aim was to create a public toilet that could maintain itself, was widely available and environmentally friendly. Ultimately, Garv works to generate a sustainable sanitation solution that could end open defecation and it’s pursuant consequences. The research, prototype and design phase of about eight months produced a toilet with a stainless steel...

New Delhi, India, February 2017- Ennovent’s Impact Investment Holding (IIH) has invested an undisclosed amount in Bengaluru-based Hasiru Dala Innovations Private Limited. The company was incubated earlier by the Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (FISE), a Tata Trusts initiative. This is the sixth investment made by Ennovent’s Impact Investment Holding. Hasiru Dala Innovations is a for-benefit, not-for-loss social enterprise that is dedicated to creating reliable and sustainable livelihoods for wastepickers through innovative, circular-economy centric businesses (www.hasirudalainnovations.com). It currently offers total waste management services for the responsible bulk waste generator, event waste management services for the eco-friendly host and easy...

When there is any discussion regarding technology, one tends to think Nuclear, IT, E-Business, E-Commerce among the more common areas of technology usage. On further thought we find Technology defined as the ‘application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.’ With the advancements in technology, be it medical, business, health or arms and energy, I sometimes feel we are at the far end of technical discoveries and of the ones we have already in hand, how much we have used for critical human needs?    Technology and Innovation   Another buzz word today is “Innovation”. What is innovation?...

In the Global Innovation Index ranking 141 economies across the world on innovation capacity and efficiency, India’s ranking has further slipped – 81 as compared to 76 in 2014. The ranking takes into account factors such as policy, decision-making, political environment and ease of doing business.     While the findings may reflect public perception and the relative inactivity in the making of innovative policy decisions, one of the key transformative events is the Innovation for India Awards (IIA) 2016 by Marico Innovation Foundation. Now in its sixth edition, IIA 2016 recognizes the greatest innovations within the Indian business and...

Member of the Ennovent Circle, the Ennovent Impact Investment Holding, closed an investment round in Rajasthan based healthcare provider Karma Healthcare. The company had earlier raised money from Ankur Capital.   This investment in Karma is the ninth investment facilitated by the Ennovent Circle – an exclusive group that collaborates to accelerate innovations for low-income markets – since its launch three years ago. It is also the fifth investment made by Ennovent’s Impact Investment Holding.   Healthcare services in India have improved over the last 25 years, however significant challenges still remain, especially in rural India. Access to healthcare, healthcare...

I graduated from the Government Medical College in Guwahati (Assam) in the summer of 2007 as an ophthalmologist. I was confident that I would start a successful eye care practice in Upper Assam, in my hometown Jorhat. But, starting an eye care practice requires considerable investment, so I opted to start in a corporate hospital at first. The patients were rich, could afford anything, and my paycheck was not something to complain about. It was not long, before I realized that treating high profile patients was not always a piece of cake. Many times, you not only treat the patient,...

Members of the Ennovent Circle, the Ennovent Impact Investment Holding and Upaya Social Ventures, closed a seed investment round in Delhi based Anant Learning & Development. This investment in Anant is the eight investment facilitated by the Ennovent Circle – an exclusive group that collaborates to accelerate innovations for low-income markets – since its launch three years ago. It is also the fourth investment made by Ennovent’s Impact Investment Holding. Upaya’s support of Anant Learning has been made possible by LAF: Creative Venture Fund, a venture philanthropy fund that invests in employment and empowerment initiatives that provide vulnerable youth around...

The Ennovent Circle is an exclusive community of impact investors, specialist service providers and mentors that collaborates to accelerate innovations for low-income markets. In this monthly series we highlight one of our Circle members and ask them five questions about their work in low-income markets and their insights about the sector.   For our latest post in this series we spoke to serial entrepreneur and angel investor Sumantra Roy.  He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Learning Yogi, which is developing a game-based learning platform to help underprivileged children teach themselves. Another of Sumantra’s ventures, formed in association with Dr....