Loan a little. Change a lot.

Let's do our bit!

And give them an equal opportunity!

A small contribution from you has the potential to go a long, long way. Simply because you're giving a hand up, not a handout.

Raised SGD 100,070
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Our Super Angels matching your every dollar contributed:

Mohan Belani

Jayesh Parekh

Wong Poh Kam

Darius Cheung

Harveen Narulla


  • Recent Angels

  • Rikvin Pte Ltd

    SGD 50,000  Received

    Our matching amount to spur entrepreneurship across India

  • Bharat Mekani

    INR 1,000,000  Received
  • Harveen Narulla

    INR 500,000  Received

    Good job guys

  • Gerger And Me

    SGD 50  Received

    We are of the belief that sometimes we need a little support from each other at some point in our lives

  • Emi Takemura Miller

    SGD 15  Received
  • Anonymous

    SGD 200  Received
  • Thai Dang

    SGD 15  Received
  • Christian Geissendoerfer

    SGD 200  Received
  • Carmen Benitez

    SGD 500  Pledged

    How can you say no to this? You just can't. Do your part and help.

  • Anonymous

    SGD 2,000  Received
  • Mohan Belani

    SGD 1,000  Received
  • Milaap

    SGD 12,000  Received

    From one of our Super Angels. Let's match this, dollar for dollar!

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At e27, we're doing this because...

As a media organization focused on the Asian technology startup community, we have managed to create a suitable ecosystem for the growth of local entrepreneurs. We have been able to accomplish this by giving them our support and access to links to capital and helped them gain visibility.

But there is a large segment of entrepreneurs lacking in an efficient support system. The ones at the grassroots - they lack neither the ability nor the drive, yet they are a largely ignored community. They are barely able to make ends meet, running small businesses making handicrafts, tailoring clothes and more. 

Through, we aim to do our bit to bridge this vast gap between these little known, unfunded, untouched-by-technology entrepreneurs. When you make a contribution on the E27 Entrepreneurship Development Fund, you are helping an entrepreneur grow his/her business a little. Your funds will help them buy more machinery, or raw material and scale up production.

All funds raised on this fundraiser are given out as loans to entrepreneurs in small towns across India. The funds are disbursed as a loan, not a donation. This means that 100% of your contribution comes back to you at the end of 24 months.


How the fund gets disbursed:

Milaap is Asia's fastest growing crowdfunded online platform that enables people around the world to give loans to the working poor in India. Based in Singapore and Bangalore, Milaap is the world's first and currently, the only online microlending platform that enables non-Indians and non-resident Indians to make loans to the poor in India.

Milaap's loans are aimed towards providing people with access to basic essentials like clean drinking water, sanitation, renewable energy, vocational training and enterprise development. To date, Milaap has deployed USD 250,000 in loans, making an impact to over 5000 lives across India.

A few things that you may want to know about the money that you lend:

This is a loan, not a donation.

  • 100% of your money goes to the end borrower
  • You will know exactly who your money goes to and get regular updates on your repayments.
  • Within 18 months, you get 100% of your money back.

To know more about Milaap and how it works, read some FAQs:


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Lending to the working poor through Milaap involves risk of principal loss. Milaap does not guarantee repayment nor do we offer a financial return on your loan