Unitus Capital was founded in July 2008 to accelerate the development of local and international capital markets for the benefit of businesses delivering deep social and environmental impact. Since launch, we have been committed to delivering best-in-class investment services that unlock the capital needed to fuel the rapid and sustainable growth of businesses committed to positively impacting the lives of low-income populations is possible.
Here are some of the key milestones of Unitus Capital since our launch in 2008.
UC Inclusive Credit Pvt. Ltd. (UCIC), incubated by Unitus Capital, is an impact-focused Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) registered with the Reserve Bank of India. Based in Bangalore (India), which is considered a leading hub of social innovation and entrepreneurship, UCIC is focused on positively impacting the lives of millions of people by supporting companies with creative and timely debt capital. With the intention of providing innovative debt structures, the idea of UCIC germinated just prior to the 2008 financial crisis. Periodic setbacks in the Indian ecosystem, i.e., Andhra Pradesh microfinance crisis, demonetization, GST implementation etc., held back the dream from taking its rightful roots. It was only in 2019, that the concept became a reality with the support of investors who truly believed and aligned with the vision of Unitus Capital of channelizing innovative private capital to impact businesses. In line with Victor Hugo’s famous saying, “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come”, UCIC has now been unleashed. We have opened for business at a time of a fortuitous confluence of events including the availability of risk capital, technology adoption and entrepreneurship. Never before in the history of Indian economy the time been more exciting than now for impact businesses. UCIC strongly believes that we can play a key role as a responsible, thoughtful and impactful catalyst in the Indian impact investing ecosystem.https://www.ucinclusive.in