What We Look For
We invest in those who demonstrate the capacity for growth and passion for change. Recognizing our value to investees extends beyond our financial support, we look for those entrepreneurs who mirror our drive for a more equitable, economically empowered world.
Generate revenue and focus on driving operations toward profitability or, if already profitable, toward expansion and initial growth
Ensure that those most affected by our climate crisis and are systemically restricted from participating in the economy are formally integrated into solutions
Social & Environmental Impact
Measure and demonstrate how they benefit poor or otherwise marginalized communities through quality-of-life or livelihood improvements
Are registered or intending to register under Startup India, or registered in the US and operating in India
Leverage technology to expand or deepen social or environmental impact
Require between $25,000 – $100,000 USD in investment capital
The sectors of focus include:
Agricultural value capture for farmers, laborers, or others in off-farm processing
Clean energy with productive-use applications
Waste and Circular Economy
Waste management with benefits for waste workers
Pitch to Us
We only invest in a very limited number of the businesses that apply to us every year.
If you are interested in receiving financing from S3IDF please fill out the form. If we want to know more we’ll request a meeting (virtually or in-person depending on where you are).