on the sustainability and clean energy sector in India.
We are looking to invest in entrepreneurial teams with big ideas and a
need for capital and support to turn their ideas into great companies.
Infuse is a venture catalyst. Housed at IIM Ahmedabad's Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), we partner with exceptional entrepreneurial teams in India to help create, build and scale new cleantech business. We provide entrepreneurs with hands-on business and mentoring support, a world-class ecosystem of Indian and global partners, and seed & early-stage capital.
We focus on cleantech and sustainability. This includes, for example:
- Renewable energy
- Energy efficiency
- Water & waste
- Distributed energy
- Sustainable agriculture
- Green buildings
- Sustainable transport
- Green IT and Cleanweb
We engage with ventures at the seed and early stage - where our knowledge, networks and funds can add significant value. We are generally the first institutional investor and are happy to work with entrepreneurs even at the idea-stage, and create a new business together.
We like new business models. We believe there are already many proven and good solutions that are yet to reach the market. We think there is a big opportunity to figure out novel ways to deploy these solutions at scale, leveraging new innovations in technology, financing, design and marketing.
We believe that access to the right relationships at the right time is key to rapidly building and scaling a new business. We back our entrepreneurs with a unique ecosystem of relationships and partners, offering advantaged access to expertise, market channels and potential partners.
Infuse is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the government, academia and
private sector. Our partners bring together enormous technology, business, market
and policy expertise
The Centre for Innovation Incubation and entrepreneurship is a centre of excellence at IIM Ahmedabad aimed at supporting entrepreneurs across the country.www.ciieindia.org
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is Govt of India’s nodal ministry for new and renewable energy activities in India.www.mnre.gov.in
International Financial Corporation is a member of the World-Bank and provide finance and advisory for private sector ventures.www.ifc.org
Small Industries Development Bank of India is a non-independent financial institution aimed to aid the growth and development of micro, small and medium-scale enterprises in India.www.sidbi.in
BP is a global energy major. BP Ventures is the corporate Venturing arm of BP.www.bp.com
Bank of India is an Indian state-owned commercial bank with headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.www.bankofindia.co.in
Technology Development Board is an industry-supported fund aimed at enabling commercialization of new innovations. TDB is a part of Dept of Science and Technologywww.tdb.gov.in
Godrej Industries is India's leading manufacturer of oleochemicals and is one of India’s biggest industrial conglomerates.www.godrej.com
Union Bank of India is one of the largest public sector banks of India, is listed on the Forbes 2000.www.unionbankofindia.com
ICICI Bank is a multinational banking and financial services company based in Mumbai. It is the second largest bank in India by assets & by market capitalization, as of 2014.www.icicibank.com
We believe in closely working with entrepreneurs from an early stage, helping them test and
validate their business models through grant funding. If you are yet to pilot your model, our
seed support initiatives may be beneficial for you.
PowerStart is an accelerator program for cleantech startups run by Infuse Ventures in partnership with CIIE and the Asian Development Bank. Three editions of the accelerator have been held; read about the teams in the most recent edition here.
The following ventures have participated in our bootcamp in the recent past
Smart learning WiFi-enabled switchboard controlled from a smartphoneWebsite
Behavioural sciences-based energy simulation & decision makingWebsite
Cloud-based energy data management & analytics platformWebsite
Connected-vehicle network solution providing real-time insightsWebsite
IoT-based personal air quality monitoring with devices, apps and data engineWebsite
Reliable real-time remote solutions without using internet & static IPWebsite
One-stop transportation app that aggregates all service providers in a cityWebsite
Aerial solutions for land surveying using drones and software applicationsWebsite
Online marketplace for rooftop solar – buyers, suppliers, installers and financingWebsite
Online platform for sharing used goods and for promoting charitable initiativesWebsite
Power back-up solution for solar PV (homes and small offices)Website
Solar industrial heating solution with pay-as-you save modelWebsite
Carbon capture to carbon nanotubes (patented technology)Website
Mid-scale biowaste to energy (biogas) reactors for urban applicationsWebsite
Biochemical solutions for water treatment, quality testing & pest controlWebsite
Solar & LED streetlighting solution with pay-as-you-save modelWebsite
Alternative & superior roofing material/tiles made from waste materialsWebsite
Solar powered irrigation kitsWebsite
Security as a service, with energy management built inWebsite
R&D & consultancy for cleantech solutions for sustainable developmentWebsite
Solar energy solutions for electricity generation, lighting and water heatingWebsite
Biomass-based coal substituteWebsite
Cutting edge smart grid technologies to address the rural electrification challengeWebsite
Biogas generation, purification and bottling, biogas to power, and monitoring systemsWebsite
Affordable, clean, safe and functional lighting solutions to rural householdsWebsite
Technology to protect the power distribution system from power theftFacebook Page
Solar projects, solar lighting, rooftop solar and energy efficiency solutionsWebsite
Decentralized and small-scale e-waste management solutionsWebsite
Waste disposal system with biogas plant for urban & suburban homesWebsite
Lifecycle services for RECs, and strategy and support services in the carbon & energy marketsWebsite
Biomass briquettes supply chain and conversion of boilers to biomass-basedWebsite
We help entrepreneurs build and rapidly scale their ventures.
We provide active and hands-on support, access to key relationship and risk capital.
We are looking for exceptional and, ideally, experienced entrepreneurial teams with a
unique and deep understanding of their market. We look for people that have the energy,
persistence and vision to make a difference and to build a great business.
Infuse invests in scalable, innovative cleantech companies that can grow into tomorrow’s cleantech superstars. These are the companies that we have committed financial support to so far.
Ecolibrium provides a smart grid platform to monitor and control energy usage for commercial & industrial customers and power distribution companiesecolibriumenergy.com
REConnect provides forecasting, lifecycle services for RECs, and strategy and support services in the carbon, electricity and energy efficiency markets.reconnectenergy.com
Revive provides a decentralized, small-scale solution for e-waste management and extraction of precious metals from e-waste like discarded printed circuit boards.revive-ewaste.com
Tessol is involved in the design and engineering of thermal energy storage solutions across various applications, with a current focus on refrigerated transport and HVAC for small & medium systems.tessol.in
Surya PowerMagic is a developer of low-cost, efficient agricultural solar water pumps, positioning themselves as distribution and execution specialists within the sugarcane industry.suryapowermagic.com
"Things" that would normally work in isolation are increasingly getting connected and developing intelligence. Altizon is a part of this revolution, offering a highly scalable platform for manufacturers to build intelligent connected devices and manage them from the cloud.altizon.com
Gibss geothermal cooling solution can help reduce operating cost of an air conditioning system by upto 70%. Other products include: Hot water co-generation and LED lighting.gibss.com
Glowship is a dedicated platform for online purchase of energy and environment products, services and solutions, with user-friendly and robust decision-making tools.glowship.com
Proklean manufactures natural, 100% bio-degradable, non-toxic products that can replace/reduce the use of chemicals in various industrial applications, using their proprietary and unique technology.proviera.com
Karma Recycling provides a platform for trade-in of used electronics, particularly mobile phones and laptops, ensuring efficient pricing and certainty of fulfilment. It works with leading retailers too managing their buyback programmes.karmarecycling.in
A B2B online services to reduce the design and procurement effort of solar installerswww.ezysolare.com
Solar installer and developer also bringing in financing options to the end-customer to convert capex to opex or pay-by-use modelswww.fourthpartner.co
If you are an entrepreneur wanting to explore financial support from Infuse, please apply along with your business plan to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may include the following details in your plan:
Please do not include any confidential information in the business plan.
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Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
New Campus (Vastrapur)
Ahmedabad - 380015
Phone: +91-79-6632-4201, -4234