Achiever's Success Story
Aashadhi Ventures : A Social Start-up led by Passionate Entrepreneurs
“Aashadhi Ventures” can be best described as the first and the only “social startup” started on social media platform, by passionate strangers who have a common urge & zest to explore out of box idea. The organization is working on an innovative concept of “Open Entrepreneurship” to build an accessible platform for doers. It is a fusion concept where like-minded people come together and share their time and resources doing rewarding projects while maintaining social conscious. Being a social startup, they work on social capital, social experimentation, social innovation and social returns.
Aashadhi operates in 2 different modes.
- They provide an incubator platform for passionate projects. One has to suggest fullproof idea, propose investment plan and call for partners. If a project gets “onboard,” Aashadhi takes care of paperwork, taxation, GST, licenses and whatsoever required. One can focus on idea, its execution & goto market strategy.
- Aashadhi doesn’t invest into any project. But it has share capital. So Aashadhi at its core is working on a project where it can avail “splendid rural & traditional products” in urban areas at reasonable price and assured quality. This project is branded in name of “Gawran”.
“Following Passion” sounds very interesting. But the first part, “knowing your passion” is itself very tricky. Most of the entrepreneurs start with their own manufacturing, assuming it’s ultimate creativity. Aashadhi teaches us that passion is about getting tightly attached to a concept, wearing it proudly, advocating it and making it reach every corner of the world… consistently!
Since inception in January 2021, “Aashadhi Ventures” has worked on various projects like “coding for kids”, “oxygen concentrator”, chemical free syrups, alphonso mango pulp and so on. While Aashadhi started to expand it’s footprint, now was the time to start something that can be actually tested against our thoughts and ideologies. We 18 Aashadhians came together to own this concept of “Virgin Coconut Oil” project. Idea was to introduce India’s 1st VCO made from coconut milk without any chemical process. No compromise on quality. And still affordable. That’s Akshat: Virgin Coconut Oil Extracted From Coconut Milk.
Akshat is a self-sustained product in market with 30 shops and growing. More than 8000 happy customers. In near future they are planning to expand Akshat’s Marketing Team by adding sales partners and also looking out for concept partners who will JV with us for multiple verticals.
After collecting several feedbacks from customers, during this journey of Akshat, we were introduced to a social problem domain of “chemical free, natural, healthy & nutritious food”. Aashadhi Ventures is now committed to source & distribute such chemical free, natural products like virgin coconut oil, tender jackfruit, sugar-free alphonso mango pulp, kokum butter, dehydrated coconut, unpolished native red rice etc. We are also working on fair trade practices with growers, woman self-help groups and local cottage industry.
Aashadhi Ventures managed to raise capital of 4M till date, introducing 8 unique products, making it reach more than 8000 customers by means of 48 franchisees & export to Singapore – Australia. We are looking out for self-motivated, passionate individuals for more products, segment partners, franchisees & B2B partners.