Villgro is one of India’s oldest and foremost social enterprise incubators, supporting innovators and social entrepreneurs during their early stages of growth. Since 2001, Villgro has worked with a mission to "make impactful innovators succeed". In that time, Villgro has incubated 94 such enterprises which have gone on to generate around 4000 jobs, secured Rs 200 million in follow-on funding, and touched over 5 million rural lives.
Mr. Paul Basil
Founder and CEO
Paul has over a decade of experience discovering and incubating enterprises that impact the BoP
Mr. Paul Belknap
Paul worked as a mechanical engineer for 5 years before completing an MBA at Penn State and a stint with MBAs Without Borders in India.
Ms. Kavita Rajagopalan
Kavita has over 6 years of experience working in education and other development sectors
Mr. Pinaki Bhattacharyya
Chief Investment & Incubation Officer
Pinaki has 15 years of VC/PE, fundraising and operational experience
Mr. PR Ganapathy
Chief Operating Officer
Ganapathy brings significant entrepreneurial and mentorship experience working with social enterprises