Chennai, India, April 23, 2015 : TAKE Solutions, a leading Chennai-based domain focused Technology Company, today announced that it has made a CSR contribution to the Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship (CIIE) – the Technology Business Incubator of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad – for seed investment in an early stage healthcare based impact company. The joint selection committee of CIIE and TAKE solutions chose ‘Bodhi Health Education’, a Gurgaon based start-up with a mission to empower frontline health workers through quality skill training.

CIIE partnered with Village Capital for the Last Mile Accelerator program, 2014, in which Bodhi Health Education was a winning team. Founded in 2013, Bodhi Health Education is Software as a Service (SaaS) company that provides quality training and education to frontline health workers. Apart from Village Capital, other investors in the round include Beyond Capital. The seed investment round closed at around Rs. 75 lakh

CIIE’s partnership with TAKE Solutions takes the CSR route, mandated by Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013. This will enable Bodhi leverage low cost mobile technology at health facilities to provide scalable, high quality eLearning solutions for the primary health workers. Bodhi’s seed funding round has been an instance of diverse investor cohorts converging towards promoting early-stage entrepreneurship. Apart from funding the start-up, the investors and TAKE Solutions also bring in significant strategic benefits that Bodhi can leverage in the future. These include intensive mentoring and advisory support, fund-raise support, networking and linkages, and media coverage.

Srinivasan H R, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, TAKE Solutions said, ‘We have undertaken this seed investment with the primary aim of helping India's budding entrepreneurs set up innovative, disruptive and scalable ventures. As a niche technology player in the Life Sciences domain we found it apt to fund Bodhi Health Education; we will also further its growth with our unique position in the Life Sciences/Healthcare market’.

Shrutika Girdhar, Chief Technology Officer, Bodhi Health Education said, ‘We are excited with this support from TAKE Solutions given their deep expertise in the Life Sciences industry. Inputs from TAKE Solutions would be highly valuable in developing relevant training products and engaging with clients where Bodhi Health Education can maximize the impact to the communities.’

J Salim Vali, Vice President (Impact Investments), CIIE said, ‘We are delighted to have closed this investment round in Bodhi with TAKE Solutions Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds, Village Capital, Beyond Capital and Mr Samir Shah (a Mumbai based Angel Investor). This validates CIIE and Bodhi Health Education’s belief in its outstanding, highly effective Social Impact and the clearly defined entrepreneurial opportunity. CSR funds in seed investments have a great potential as this will encourage communication between industry and technology business incubator and can bring about many successful start-ups. Entrepreneurship will play a key role in achieving accessibility affordability and transparency in healthcare.’

About TAKE Solutions

TAKE Solutions is a leading domain focused Technology Company offering services/solutions to the global market. The company provides cost-effective and comprehensive solutions for enterprises across diverse sectors including pharmaceuticals, high technology, consumer packaged goods, oil/gas, and automotive.

TAKE Solutions encompasses specialized lines of businesses under distinct brands such as Navitas – a pure play Life Sciences company, TAKE Supply Chain & TAKE MEA – flexible, accessible, mobile Supply Chain software solution providers, APA Engineering – an International Sourcing and Engineering services company and TAKE Enterprise Services Inc. – a specialist provider of technology-driven business solutions and software services.

TAKE’s global headquarters is in Chennai, India; its U.S. headquarters is located in Princeton, New Jersey. TAKE has a proven track record as a trusted partner in delivering world-class solutions to more than 400 customers worldwide. For more information, please visit

About CIIE:

Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), is the technology business incubator at IIM Ahmedabad. CIIE is a DST (Department of Science and Technology Govt. of India) recognized business incubator and contributions made to CIIE are a valid CSR spend. CIIE’s primary activity and objective is to help India's budding entrepreneurs set up innovative, disruptive and scalable ventures.

CIIE achieves this through various mentoring, incubation, advising and funding initiatives. In addition, we also engage in research into industry trends and best practices. All of this is facilitated through our extensive networks, connections and partnerships with the IIMA community, mentors, investors and other crucial stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of India and abroad. CIIE’s activities are broadly split into three verticals: ICT, web and mobile; cleantech and renewable energy & social impact. For more information, please visit


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