Ko Shwe Ventures Pte. Ltd.

We are a social enterprise with a commercially viable business model that develops and sells affordable, tested oral care products to betel addicts, most earning under US$10 per day. Our business aims to serve the 22 million betel chewers in Myanmar, and more than 600 million chewers across the Region. Regular chewers suffer from multiple short and longer term oral diseases.

We invested two-years of R&D to develop the most effective, appealing products at the lowest price point. The products are the first to directly target betel chewers. In addition, we developed a powerful distribution network, having mapped more than 6,000 betel shops. Our products are targeted to the needs of customers and affordable for betel users. We have developed extensive and relevant distribution channels to counter competition. We are aiming to improve the incomes of our network of betel sellers by 30% within 3 years.

Currently we are in test market phase, with our full-scale launch planned for Q2 2018.

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Endorsers that Ko Shwe Ventures Pte. Ltd. partner with

South Korea

Root Impact

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Root Impact

Root Impact is a for-purpose organization, which encourages and supports Changemakers who are creating innovative solutions to tackle social issues. Since 2012, Root Impact has been trying to build an Impact Ecosystem by providing a Changemaker-friendly environment including co-working space HEYGROUND, co-living house D-well as well as learning opportunities like Impact Basecamp and Impact Career series.