In bridging the gap between funders and Social Purpose Oraganisations (SPOs) through Deal Share, AVPN recognises the importance of a Common Language Framework around Investment Readiness. The Common Language Framework seeks to establish an understanding of key requirements that are matched to different stages of funding along the continuum of capital. In that process, it is important to equip SPOs with the relevant resources to strengthen their capabilities to manage their gaps towards being investment ready. This will also enable AVPN members to decide more strategically on how to deploy their resources.
The Asia Social Innovation Award organised by Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVHK) from 22 to 24 January 2019 will showcase start-ups who are providing innovation solutions towards collective action in tackling urban challenges in the region. As part of the Grand Finals, AVPN together with SVHK will be organising a roundtable to discuss the applicability of investment readiness.
At the 3rd edition of the AVPN Myanmar Social Investment Summit in 2019, Investment Readiness will be high on the agenda where Deal Share will be working together with our partner One to Watch to design a session to bring together funders, intermediaries and SPOs in Myanmar to discuss the applicability of the VIRAL framework and understand what Investment Readiness through different perspectives.
8 SEs were shortlisted from the Deal Share Platform to participate in this pilot comprising of online business clinics, advisory services through skilled-based mentorship or attachment, as well as in-person activities where SEs can share their insights and interact with resource providers and funders. This programme is on-going and updates will be provided as we progress.