Aavishkaar Venture Management Services Pvt. Ltd. is a venture capital firm with $108 million assets under management. It provides start-up and early stage capital to early stage companies operating in India. The firm seeks to invest in agriculture and dairy, education, energy, handicrafts, health, water and sanitation, technology for development and micro finance and financial sectors. It invests in quasi equity, preferred convertibles, preferred redeemable, mezzanine loans, royalties and other venture capital instruments. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.