AVPN Connector FAQ

New to the AVPN Connector?

Here are some commonly asked questions to help you get going.

AVPN’s mission is to promote the venture philanthropy approach to more effectively channel capital (financial, human and intellectual) to address social issues. In working toward this mission, we have created the AVPN Connector to allow members and stakeholders to make meaningful connections more efficiently. We hope to achieve this through a delicate balance of information sharing and the maintenance of personal data privacy.

Who can use the AVPN Connector?
All subscribers to the AVPN platform will have access to the AVPN Connector. However, contacting most members are restricted only to AVPN members.


What can I do with the AVPN Connector?
The AVPN Connector is loaded with individuals interested in social issues in Asia. Within this system, you will find a searchable database of subscribers, annotated with relevant information (where available) on where they are currently based, their geographic focus areas in Asia, and sectors of interest. This system is also integrated with LinkedIn so you can see common connections in your professional network. You will need to be logged in to LinkedIn within the same browser window to see this information. To help maintain privacy, we have kept the email addresses of all subscribers hidden so you will not be able to view a person’s email address until after they have respond to your message.

To maintain the balance between spam and connectivity, all subscribers by default is only contactable through our system by AVPN members. However some have opt-ed in to receive messages from everyone through their profile page.

For AVPN members, we’ll be happy to help you with making an introduction. In the profile page of the relevant contact, just click on the button that reads “Ask AVPN for an introduction” and we’ll take care of the rest!


  • How did my information get into the AVPN Connector?

Your profile was either self-created or because you have given us permission to create one while attended one of our major events.We have tried our best to present accurate information and if what is presented is not to your liking, you may either make changes to your profile directly (for how, please see below), or send us a message with your requested changes.

If you were a speaker at one of our major events, you would have provided us this profile information and we would have verified its accuracy with you.


  • I don’t want anyone to see my information here, what can I do about this?

Your privacy is very important to us. If you do not wish to show up in the AVPN Connector database, or to receive contacts through the AVPN Connector, please send us a message at membership@avpn.asia.

Note: By opting out, you will also not be able to view the AVPN Connector database.


  • I have more unanswered questions, who can I contact?

Please feel free to send us an email at membership@avpn.asia or direct your question to any AVPN team member.