Vineet Chandra Rai

Vineet is the founder and Managing Director of Aavishkaar Venture Management Services and has over 18 years of experience in early stage investing, small business incubation, strategic planning, microfinance and social entrepreneurship, Vineet provides overall leadership to the fund team with key focus on fund raising and post investment mentoring and exits. He is also the Co-founder and Director of Intellecap, founded in 2002 which provides business solutions and intellectual capital to enterprises driving social and environmental change. He also served as the Director of Villgro, a rural business incubator.Vineet is an Ashoka Fellow, and he has received honorary membership to the Xavier Labour Research Institute Alumni Association. He holds a Post-Graduate diploma in Forestry Management from the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal. Vineet is also founder of IntelleGrow and currently serves as Board Chairman.


The Aavishkaar Group provides business solutions to assist sustainable enterprises dedicated to social and environmental change, has advised a large number of organisations on inclusive business strategies and has provided significant amounts of venture capital funding to social impact businesses. As of September 30, 2020, the Aavishkaar Group had an AUM of approximately US$ 1.00 billion across Asia.