CDC is a fund founded by alumni of the IITs complemented by professionals from the accounting, legal and creative domains in partnership with multi-lateral financial institutions alongside other stakeholders in the development. It has an initial proposed corpus of Rs. 200 crores, 10% of which is being contributed by a group of IIT Alumni Venture funds whilst the balance is to be contributed by international development financial institutions, government agencies, Indian CSR foundations set up by corporates, international foundations and family offices.

To ensure superior decision-making, CDC requires a structure and governance model that provides it with autonomy, stature and continuity.