Background of ISFC
ISFC is a Non-Banking Finance Company engaged in the business of lending to educational institutions and entrepreneurs managing such institutions. The company started its operations in December 2008 from Hyderabad, and has expanded since to other cities and states of India. Currently it has its offices in 23 states with more than 100 SPOC locations. The company is widely recognized and appreciated in the education segment for its impact on schools and focus on improvement in quality of education.
ISFC caters to entire education segment, more particularly our focus areas include Affordable Private Schools, Private Schools, Play Schools, Private Degree and Vocational Colleges, Coaching Centers, Teachers and SME catering goods and services to Education segment. For details log onto: www.isfc.in
Gray Matters Capital (GMC) is an Atlanta based impact investor with a gender lens that is on a mission to “Find a more purposeful life for 100 million women by 2036." Aligning with its mission is its strategy of making sector agnostic investments globally in for-profit enterprises whose products and services benefit women and girls at scale.
GMC sees education, primarily catering to under-resourced and low and middle income sections of the society, as a powerful tool to bring about gender equality and social equity. Over the past 12 years, it has focused on supporting the education ecosystem India by funding for-profit enterprises in the ‘learning to earning’ space, besides being pioneers in establishing the school finance industry catering to low cost private schools in India with Indian School Finance Company (ISFC); Pakistan with the set-up of Taleem Finance Company Ltd (TFCL), in addition to Nigeria (with EdFin Microfinance Bank).
GMC has till date funded over 80 enterprises across the world to the tune of US$ 125 million.
To know more, visit: www.graymatterscap.com
Caspian Advisors is an investment management and advisory services company based in Hyderabad, India. Caspian’s Funds – Bellwether Microfinance Fund and India Financial Inclusion Fund – serve as vehicles through which funds are strategically utilized to enable financial inclusion in sustainable, scalable and innovative ways. By investing in microfinance institutions (MFIs) and microfinance enablers Caspian remains committed to the cultivation and construction of the entire MF ecosystem, while simultaneously generating and maximizing multiple bottom line returns.
Why choose ISFC?
ISFC, being a pioneer in funding education institutions is a place of innovation, exploration. We offer employees an opportunity to acquire the required skill sets and grow with the organization. The company believes in open door policy, where an employee can speak to leadership team directly without hinderances.
What problem is ISFC trying to solve?
We are proud to be the first company in the world to exclusively fund education institutions. Earlier these institutions, especially affordable private schools were facing challenges to get funding from the formal financial sector, as a result the requirements were met either by borrowing from unorganized market at higher cost or these projects were delayed/shelved till accumulations from internal accruals. Now with ISFC funding, these institutions can undertake their projects as planned without delays.
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