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Asia Social Innovation Award: Social Startup Workshop Investment Readiness Roundtable

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


9/F, The Wave, 4 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong


Hong Kong SAR China

Date & time

22 January 2019



22 January 2019


About this event

This event is by invitation only. For inquiries, please contact [email protected].

In development with AVPN members and partners, the Investment Readiness Toolkit aims to set a common language between funders, intermediaries and Social Purpose Organisations (SPOs) around investment readiness. Building on AVPN’s Deal Share, it is a platform that equips SPOs with the relevant resources to strengthen their non-financial capabilities and matches their needs to different stages of funding along the continuum of capital. Members can subsequently better develop strategies to deploy their resources.

In partnership with AVPN members, we look at how Village Capital‘s VIRAL (Venture Investment-Readiness and Awareness Levels) Pathway can help in presenting investment readiness profiles. Throughout this project, AVPN will bring on other social investors and intermediaries in the network to strengthen the accuracy in matching capital requirements.

This roundtable will:

  • Convene regional funders, intermediaries and SPOs to discuss the meaning of Investment Readiness in the current context.
  • Review the VIRAL Pathway with the stakeholders.
  • Glean understanding of the commonalities in assessing investment readiness and how these can be harnessed to bridge social investment.

Join us to build a vibrant impact investment community across Asia!

Francis Ngai
Founder and CEO,
Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk)

Since founded in 2007, SVhk has invented and incubated more than 40 social innovation projects, including LightBe affordable housing and Diamond Cab. Being an Impact Purpose Organization, it dedicates to innovating social change through pioneering impact ventures, aggregating impact capital and providing Business 2.0 consultancy.

Francis is also the Founder of Playtao Education, Bottless, Hatch co-working factory, Sonova Institute and Co-Founder of Green Monday and RunOurCity etc. Prior to establishing SVhk, Francis was the Head of Strategy in a listed technology conglomerate in Hong Kong. Read more.

Lehui Liang
Associate Director, Investment
Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk)

Lehui joined SVhk in January 2015, as a Manager in the Impact Capital team, overseeing the firm’s investments in portfolio social ventures, including each ventures’ fundraising initiatives and social impact measurement. She is also involved in SVhk’s volunteer engagement programmes with external partners.

Prior to joining SVhk, Lehui was an investment banker andspecialised in equity capital markets in Asia. Lehui has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wellesley College. Read more.

Jasmine Chew
Deal Share Senior Manager,
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)

Jasmine leads AVPN Deal Share programme, which connects AVPN members with Social Purpose Organisations to enable collaborations by leveraging financial, intellectual and human capital towards greater social impact.

Previously, Jasmine served as the former head of Good Business at the Singapore International Foundation (SIF), overseeing the strategic growth of SIF’s flagship global social enterprise incubator, the Young Social Entrepreneurs Programme. Read more.

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