INFUSE Ventures - Overview


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If you are one of the following, INFUSE Ventures is your destination:
1. Aspiring cleantech entrepreneur willing to explore opportunities and has sufficient sector knowledge/experience
2. Young cleantech start-up looking for funds to test/validate prototype
3. Growing cleantech start-up looking to raise funds for scaling

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INFUSE Ventures - Overview

  1. 1. Who, what, why and how?
  2. 2. …almost anything that leveragesrenewable materials and energy sources……reduces the use of natural resources,cuts or eliminates emissions and wastes...…and is good for the world!What do we mean by CLEANTECH?These are some of the cleantech sectors weare interested in:• Energy generation and storage• Energy efficiency and management• Green buildings and materials• Green IT and smart grid• Sustainable agriculture• Green transportation• Water and wastewater treatment• Recycling and waste management
  3. 3. Engineering and prototyping supportHigh costs of product design and testingPaucity of skilled and affordable human resourcesStructural, market-oriented issuesLegal protection and late-stage fundingDomain expertise and business model expertiseLonger time to reach marketRegulatory dependenceHigh capital intensityCommon challenges for cleantech start-ups
  4. 4. What is INFUSE Ventures?INFUSE brings together key players in Indian cleantech space together into aunique public-private-academia partnershipWe are early stage equity investorsWe believe in a collaborative approach to building a successful ventureWe work with great people to build ideas into new venturesTherefore, we have brought together country’s brightest minds in cleantechOur team bring together more than 35 combined years of cleantech investing andoperating experienceMinistry ofNew andRenewableEnergyTechnologyDevelopmentBoard(DST)We help you overcome challenges at each stage of the ventureWe have access to best resources around the world through our team and partners
  5. 5. The INFUSE EcosystemPhysical office space,labs for prototypedevelopmentAdmin, legal &HR supportStrategic advice and expertguidance on productdevelopment, sales andmarketing supportAccess to academia,research environmentPolicy insights, access togovernment andmultilateralsNetworking opportunities,knowledge of best practicesacross the worldAccess to funding atdifferent stages ofdevelopment
  6. 6. Seed your cleantech start-up with usBOOT CAMPEIR PROGRAM SEED FUNDINGEmail your business planto apply@infusecapital.inINFUSE Venture BootCamp 2012 was India’s firstboot camp for cleantechstart-ups; 2013 applicationwill open shortly.To apply as an EIR, write toinfo@infuseventures.inwith CV & cover letter.In our effort to build astronger entrepreneurialecosystem in the cleantechsector, Infuse shallorganize bootcamps andworkshops to stimulate,challenge and guideentrepreneurs in thesector.We work with aspiringentrepreneurs to jointlyexplore new opportunitiesand build ventures over a3-6 month engagementwith us. As an EIR you getaccess to our networks,experience andinfrastructure apart frompotentially raising furtherfunding from us.Infuse shall provide seed-funding of upto INR 1 crand incubation support toseed stage cleantechentrepreneurs. (Pleasenote that Infuse shall notprovide R&D grants orloans)
  7. 7. INFUSE Venture Boot Camp 2012Time• India’s first venture boot camp aimed at early stage cleantech ventures• Launched on August 2nd, 2012.• 130 applications received in various cleantech sectors• 21 start-ups shortlisted• 12 start-ups invited to the boot camp at IIM Ahmedabad from 30th Oct to 1st Nov- 23 mentors including some very prominent names in the Indian cleantechspace; V. Subramanian (former Secretary – MNRE), Sunand Sharma (CountryDirector – Alstom), V. Namasivayam (Sr. Director – Deloitte), Rangan Bannerjee(Dean R&D –IIT Bombay) etc.- Hundreds of 30-minute one-on-one mentoring sessions between start-upsand mentors- 4 start-ups selected from further support• More details at• Selected press coverage: Business Line VC Circle Times of India Your Story
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