Last updated 13 May 2020, by Impactyield.
Emerging countries (256) / Asia (67) / Southern Asia (30) / India (25)
Sustainability and Social Development are the fundamental concepts driving Breathe India Ventures (BIV). Breathe India is a Social Venture Capital Fund investing in high impact oriented Indian business models in the Clean Technology space. BIV is committed to promoting entrepreneurs focused on innovations and applications, which directly help conserve energy and natural resources, protect the environment, eliminate harmful wastes and promote sustainable lifestyle practices.
We believe in making impactful investments, which provide tangible social and environmental benefits while simultaneously offering sustainable economic returns. The sectors which embody our vision include Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Waste Management Solutions and Waste Water Management Solutions.
BIV is looking at investing $0.5million - $2million per investment on a 5-7 year tenure.
We are aiming to raise a $30 million fund.
The fund is targeting a US$30 million corpus, with investment size in the range of USD$0.5 – $2 million in sectors Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Waste Management Solutions and Waste Water Management Solutions.
of track record
the year funded
Substantially reduce waste generation
Improve water quality, wastewater treatment and safe reuse
Universal access to modern energy
Increase global percentage of renewable energy
Double the improvement in energy efficiency
Expand and upgrade energy services for developing countries
Key performance indicators
Asset manager: Breathe India Advisors Pty.
Product track record: Fund has 14 years of track record
Target IRR: 5%
Committed Capital: 5,000,000 USD (US Dollar)
Target return category: Below risk-adjusted market-rate of return
Fund domicile: India
Product status: Open - no committed capital
Style/Stage: Early Stage, Growth Stage, Seed Stage
Inception year: 2009
Vintage year: n.a.
Target region: Asia, Emerging countries, India, Southern Asia
Target close date: 01/06/2011
Product term: 10 years
Assets under management: 30,000,000 USD (US Dollar)
Investment size: Min: 500,000; Max: 2,000,000; Avg: 1,000,000
Co-investment policy: LPs have priority, With LPs and non-LPs
Currency of investments: USD (US Dollar)
Currency for fund / product figures: USD (US Dollar)
Fund investments to date: 0
Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 0
Management fee: 3%
Carried interest: 10%
Hurdle rate: 0%%
GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No
Limited Partners / Investors: n.a.
Limited Partner / Investor Type: Development Finance Institution (DFI), Endowments/Foundations, Family Office, Other Institutional Investors
Phone number: 911244546499.00
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BIV is focused on CleanTech based opportunities in India, through supporting social enterprises, whose primary focus is environmental and social impact, followed by rational financial returns. After 2 years of on-ground and policy research, BIV is convinced that to accomplish this target, firstly, the following sectors need to be addressed:
1. Renewable Energy: Waste to Energy solutions, eg. Biogas,bagasse, etc.; Small Hydro Power projects across the country; Off-grid renewable lighting solutions.
2. Energy Efficiency: Energy efficient technologies to be utilized across the sectors.
3. Waste Management Solutions: India's solid waste problem is piling up at an exponential rate, needing to be addressed yesterday.
4. Waste Water Treatment Solutions: In tier 2 and tier 3 cities across India, drinking water especially is becoming less localized causing direct health and economic issues for the locals.
Secondly, the other missing piece in the puzzle is the lack of access to finance in the 0.5-2.5million USD range. With a small angel network and a VC network investing >3million, enterprises are finding it hard to raise capital. BIV aims at bridging this gap.