India Ecosystem Breakdown

Understanding the India Snapshot Data

The figures below analyze the different supports that are available for green entrepreneurs in India based on the data collected in the 2022 India Green Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot. Explore the visualizations to learn more about who is working in India's green ecosystem, what they provide for green entrepreneurs, and how local organizations feel about the development of India's green entrepreneurial community over the past three years.

140 Organizations

Organizations include institutions that support green entrepreneurs in India through offering programs, initiatives, research, or investment targeted to green entrepreneurship in India. The captured organizations span nonprofits, investors, government agencies, and more

2022 Last Data Collected

The information in this snapshot was collected in 2022, and the following analysis reflects the green entrepreneurial ecosystem at this specific point in time.

Organizational Analysis

Who is working to support green entrepreneurship in India?

Organization type

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What types of organizations are most prevalent, and where are their headquarters?

About 40% of the organizations supporting the green entrepreneurial ecosystem in India can be categorized as investors, of which slightly more are headquartered locally than internationally. Most other organizations, except for DFIs or donor agencies, are also headquartered locally

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Office Location

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Where are support organizations within the country?

The vast majority (nearly 93%) of entrepreneurial support organizations have their local office spaces in the Southern, Northern, and Western regions combined. Only a meager number (7%) of organizations identified have offices in the country's Eastern, northeastern, and Central regions.

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Stage focus

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What stage of ventures do organizations serve?

About one-third of organizations supporting green entrepreneurs in India work with early-stage ventures, while a substantial number (about a quarter) of them also support entrepreneurs in the growth stage. Mature and idea-stage ventures receive the least programmatic support.  

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Sector focus

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What sectors do support organizations typically target?

The Renewables, Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture sectors are most common, followed by Waste Management and Circular Economy, and Energy Efficiency and Storage.

Financial vs Non-Financial Support

How are entrepreneurs supported in India?


Organizations Provide

Non-financial Support

Non-financial support includes capacity development services, connections to customers (market linkages), and connections to investors (investment linkages).  


Organizations Provide

Financial Support

Financial support includes those that provide direct funding to entrepreneurs, including debt, equity, grants, quasi-equity, and/or guarantees.


Organizations Provide

Hybrid support

Some provide both financial and non-financial support, including accelerators, technical assistance programs, and coworking spaces.

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types of financial support

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What types of financing are available for entrepreneurs in India?

The most common type of funding available to entrepreneurs is equity (about half), with less than 10% of financial service providers offering quasi-equity or guarantees.

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Types of non-financial support

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What kinds of non-financial support are available for entrepreneurs?

Non-financial support is most commonly delivered in the form of hosting events, researching the sector, and providing technical assistance.

Perceptions of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in India

What organizations in India have to say about…

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What are the biggest challenges of India's green entrepreneurial ecosystem?

The majority of surveyed organizations reported that limited access to capital is the greatest challenge for green entrepreneurs in India.

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What has improved most significantly in the ecosystem in the past 3 years?

Surveyed organizations reported that climate and environment awareness improved significantly, followed by access to capital.

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This study on India's green entrepreneurial ecosystem was commissioned by ANDE, with support from the IKEA Foundation, and prepared by EcoMap technologies.