IntelleGrow More Than Money

Sanjib Jha, CEO and Director, IntelleGrow

sanjib_jha_article.jpg“Since our founding in 2010 Shell Foundation has worked alongside us as we developed from an idea to our rapidly growing business.

From advising us on the initial company charter, to serving as formal advisors in roles on the Board of Directors and credit committee members, to providing fellows and business advice, the range of support that Shell Foundation has offered has enabled us to hit the ground running and put in place the foundations for scale.

Shell Foundation has been a committed advocate for IntelleGrow’s model and pushes us to strive for operational excellence. Simon (Desjardins) and his colleagues work in the trenches alongside our staff and board to help us solve our business challenges. As partners we are both equally committed to success, and we look forward to deepening our relationship as we continue to grow in India.”

Simon Desjardins, Former Portfolio Director, Access to Energy

“IntelleGrow was developed as a response to the acute shortage of appropriate debt finance available to small and growing businesses in India.

Before IntelleGrow was established as a dedicated Non-Banking Finance Company, we worked closely with IntelleCap to co-create the business model. This involved us helping them across a range of core business areas such as building the original business plan and financial model, talent acquisition, co-developing the early employee training plan and risk identification and mitigation strategies.  We also participated on its credit committee and support fundraising and communication activities.:

As IntelleGrow continues to build its internal capacity, we expect to support the team to further innovate around new financial products, improve its social impact measurement methodology, and expand into new regions”.

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