CRIF INVESTS CATALYTIC CAPITAL IN INNOVATIVE AND IMPACT BASED STARTUPS SOLVING REGIONAL PROBLEMS THROUGH SCALABLE SOLUTIONS
We understand that market forces often cannot provide risk capital for startups building innovative products and solutions, often with long gestation and risky payback scenarios. CIIE Regional Innovation Foundation's seed funds provide the perfect backing for Startups to grow and also help them leverage other funding sources such as Angels, VCs and Debt capital.
EARLY STAGE INVESTMENTS
We invest at an early stage, often as the first institutional investor, to support entrepreneurs in validating their product through pilots and gain a solid footing through early traction.
Our support doesn’t end with transfer of funds, we provide guidance and mentorship through our ever-evolving network of domain and technology experts further improving the business model.
We provide relevant connections to the entrepreneurs to enable them to get pilot opportunities through our wide network of Industrial, Government and Institutional partners.
Dedicated managers help track the right metrics for the startups and also provide connections for follow-on funding and other opportunities to the portfolio startups as per requirement.
CRIF bridges the valley of death faced by startups at the seed stage. While, at this stage, we typically invest between INR 20 lacs to 50 lacs per venture.
We are currently investing from the NIDHI Seed Support System , an initiative of Department of Science and Technology GOI. Some of our recent seed investments through this scheme include : Our Nidhi SSS Startups
We are also investing from Startup India Seed Fund by Startup India. Some of our recent seed investments from this scheme include: Our SISFS Startups