An urban governance initiative focused on making Indian cities more livable


India is urbanizing at an unprecedented scale. Our cities will be home to nearly 600 million people by 2030. To ensure thoughtful, and citizen-centric planning of resources in cities, Lakeer builds the case for data-driven governance and inclusive urban planning to administrators who lead the planning, budgeting and day-to-day running of our cities. Lakeer's long-term vision is to enable a participative and data-led approach to govern these cities.


Dipika Prasad

Dipika has worked across South Asia and East Africa in partnership with organisations such as the World Bank, IFC, The Rockefeller Foundation, Bosch, Unilever, GIZ, Shell Foundation, and PRADAN.

Varun Pawar

Varun is into venture capital, fundraising, and startup acceleration. He specializes in building institutional partnerships and innovative financing for business-driven social impact. He has done extensive work in building partnerships with institutions like the Omidyar Network, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, DBS, and FMO.


South India

Related Startups

Change With One Foundation

Connecting nearest available blood donors with blood seekers in just a few seconds

Foundation for Environmental Monitoring

Making drinking water quality checks easier and accessible

Manush Labs

Accelerating and empowering India's underserved innovators and entrepreneurs

Project Potential

Creating better employment opportunities for underprivileged youth