Social Venture Partners

Social Venture Partners (SVP) is the world’s largest network of engaged philanthropists, with over 3,500 investor-donors across 39 cities, in 8 countries (U.S, Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and United Kingdom). Together we have worked with more than 685 investees and contributed more than $54 million (USD) and hundreds of thousands of skilled strategic support.

For us, consistently improving our community is an integral part of our everyday lives.

SVP in India

Social Venture Partners India (SVP India), founded in May 2012 in Bangalore brings together a diverse community of 100+ business leaders, active citizens and philanthropists committed to solving complex social issues through personal philanthropy, advocacy and capacity building. SVP India has chapters in Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai, and plans to expand to Delhi and Chennai shortly. SVP India was founded by Ravi Venkatesan, Managing Partner, Unitus Seed Fund and former Chairman, Microsoft India, who currently chairs the SVP India Board. SVP Bangalore chapter is chaired by Akila Krishnakumar, Ex-President, Global Technology and Country Head, Sungard; SVP Pune chapter is chaired by Ganesh Natarajan, CEO, Zensar Technologies, and SVP Mumbai chapter is chaired by Govind V Iyer, Managing Director, Egon Zehnder. Pramod Bhasin, Non-Executive Vice Chairman and former CEO, Genpact, is setting up the SVP Delhi chapter.

Our national focus is on making a dent in poverty through catalyzing livelihoods at the bottom of the pyramid. We focus on organizations that work to promote livelihoods – be it through income augmentation, vocational skills training and placement, or micro-enterprise development. Currently, we work with NGOs that create inclusive livelihood opportunity for youth, women, farmers, artisans and the differently-abled in various ways. |

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Meet our partners

SVP Network 2014 Impact Report

Advisors from Social Venture Partners

Dr. Jogin Desai

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