Lok Advisory Services


Last updated 10 July 2020, by Impactyield.

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The Lok Capital initiative was launched at the end of 2000 with the support of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. Lok Capital means People’s Capital. Lok Capital defines itself as a hands-on financial investor with social performance goals and standards, dedicated to promoting financial and social inclusion through all its activities.
India was chosen as the Funds’ first market for the Lok Capital initiative for two reasons. First, schemes intended to improve access to basic services for the poor have not proven to be greatly successful in India. There exists enormous potential for delivering commercially viable solutions to urban and rural poor. Second, the Lok Capital team has a deep understanding and working knowledge of India, including its complex regulatory environment and entrepreneurial culture.
Lok Capital manages two BoP funds with $87mn under management. The funds are the central entity of the Lok group structure. Lok Foundation, the charitable trust at the heart of Lok Capital, was set up in 2003 to promote financial and social inclusion, principally in India by means of targeted grants, technical support, research and advocacy.

Incorporation year: 2004

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Total firm assets under management: 90000000 USD

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Years top investment professionals have worked together: 2


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Venky Natarajan

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Vishal Mehta

Co-Founder & Partner

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