Nandan Nilekani invests in Bengaluru based Drishti

By: | Updated: June 24, 2016 7:06 AM

On the investment, Nilekani said, “Providing affordable healthcare leveraging technology is a very critical issue. I like Drishti’s approach and believe...

nandan nilekani, infosysFormer UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani has made an undisclosed investment in Bengaluru-based eye care chain Drishti. (PTI)

Former UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani has made an undisclosed investment in Bengaluru-based eye care chain Drishti.

Following this fresh infusion of funds, Drishti will expand its reach to  six more districts in Karnataka. Drishti was started by Kiran Anandampillai and Anjali Joshi which is focused on providing affordable treatment in under-served markets.

As per the national programme for control of blindness, about 1% of India is affected by blindness and over 80% of that is from treatable conditions.

On the investment, Nilekani said, “Providing affordable healthcare leveraging technology is a very critical issue. I like Drishti’s approach and believe that the co-founders Kiran and Anjali have their heart in the right place, and want to build a sustainable business with high impact.”

Drishti currently operates in four districts in Karnataka — Bangalore Rural, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagar and Chitradurga. Drishti was seed funded by Lok Capital, a leading impact investor.

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