Villgro and xchange have combined their decades of experience investing in impact entrepreneurs to address key gaps in the Philippine ecosystem. We are committed to solving critical gaps in gender equality through entrepreneurship, and apply a gender lens in all aspects of our operations, from deal sourcing to due diligence to advisory services.
Villgro Philippines is an early-stage impact enterprise incubator that mentors, funds, and nurtures entrepreneurs who are building innovative solutions that can transform the lives of the poor in the Philippines. We are a network member of Villgro in India, one of the oldest and largest social enterprise incubators in the world. We are a leading women-owned and women-led gender smart incubation in the Philippines.
Having backed many pioneering impact entrepreneurs since 2001, Villgro has deployed over USD 11 million to over 350 enterprises in India, impacting 20 million lives and counting. In the Philippines, they have supported 38 enterprises across education, agriculture, affordable housing, healthcare, energy, and women and girls.
xchange is an impact investor and incubator for early-stage social enterprises in the Philippines. We invest in organizations – both for-profit and non-profit – whose core mission is the creation of value for marginalized communities in the Philippines. Our mission is to multiply the change that social enterprises achieve, by helping them reach sustainability and scale in the shortest possible time.
xchange has funded, mentored, and supported many of the pioneering impact enterprises in the Philippines such as Rags2Riches, Hapinoy, Bayani Brew. They continue working with and investing in impact enterprises and have supported 14 enterprises since 2011.