Suzuki starts $40 million India fund to help rural startups

(The article first appeared in Japan Times on July 5, 2024)

  • Suzuki launched a $40 million fund in India to invest in small rural businesses as the Japanese automaker aims to improve its presence in one of the world’s fastest-growing markets. Through the fund, called Next Bharat Venture, Suzuki will invest in startups related to agriculture and microfinance, the company said Thursday, adding that it will also provide training to rural entrepreneurs…

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