AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


AVPN Webinar: Investment Preparation for Impact Enterprises

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Online and Singapore

Date & time

18 June 2020



18 June 2020


About this event

AVPN Webinar: Investment Preparation for Impact Enterprises

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
03:00 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT+8)
Location: Singapore, Virtual access

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It is critical for social impact enterprises to understand whether they are ready for investment as part of their fundraising journey. AVPN has been working closely with our members to develop the Social Enterprise (SE) Development toolkit for SEs to acquire a common language investment readiness framework to communicate with funders, while supporting  SEs with resources to address their needs.

Working together with EY, we’ve identified common challenges our network of SEs face in their investment readiness journey. In our upcoming webinar, EY facilitators will address these challenges to help SEs build their financial acumen and prepare for investment and will share access to the EY range of services for SEs including digital tools and long-term capacity building.

Webinar participants will understand more about:

  1. Applying common valuation methodologies for their enterprises
  2. How to manage cash flow efficiently and identifying KPIs to measure
  3. Key considerations when developing the investment pitch and business plan and choosing the right form of financing options

Do email [email protected] if you have any further questions.

Jessie Coates
EY Global Impact Entrepreneurship Leader

Jessie is the EY Global Impact Entrepreneurship Leader, guiding the EY effort to work with small and growing businesses globally to help scale new technologies and business models that purposefully drive progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. A Chartered Accountant by trade, she began her career in corporate finance before working with clients spanning the social, private and public sectors within the EY UK&I Advisory services. Since 2017, Jessie has focused on supporting impact entrepreneurs in overcoming barriers to growth, primarily in emerging market contexts.

Vik Sharma
Associate Partner, Ernst & Young LLP (EY Singapore)

Vik Sharma is an Associate Partner, Lead M&A Advisory, Asia Pacific at EY, based in Singapore. Vik has more than 13 years of consulting experience with close to 10 years in corporate finance, advising on Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As), fundraising, post-merger integration, valuations and strategic reviews. Vik completed his MBA (Finance) degree from the National University of Singapore and Engineering degree from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India. Vik is a CFA Charterholder and also a member of CFA society in Singapore. He has been active within the start-up space and has worked with several entrepreneurs on their financial models and business plans.

Yoga Prawita
Associate Director, Ernst & Young Indonesia (EY Indonesia)

Yoga Prawita is an Associate Director, Lead M&A Advisory, Ernst & Young Indonesia, with a focus on M&A deals, Strategy, and Commercial Due Diligence projects in ASEAN. Yoga is a Chartered Accountant in the UK and has more than 12 years of consulting and corporate finance with 9 years in London and Amsterdam, advising M&A transactions, valuations, and strategy projects in the banking and capital market space. He has been involved in numerous fundraising processes in the start-up and health-tech areas in Indonesia.


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY Ripples is a global program that brings together the EY network in an effort to achieve one shared vision: to positively impact the lives of one billion people by 2030. Through EY Ripples, we focus on supporting the next generation workforce, working with impact entrepreneurs, and accelerating environmental sustainability. In each of these areas, we apply our skills where they can make the biggest difference and, in doing so, extend the value of EY knowledge to people and places we might not otherwise reach.

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