Venture Philanthropy

Harvard Business School recently published a paper titled “Venture Philanthropy: Its Evolution and its Future”. Written by Allen Grossman, Sarah Appleby and Caitlin Reimers, the paper explores the current state of venture philanthropy (VP) in the US and its future. The findings of the paper are based on interviews with 28 practitioners in the field […]

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AVPN held a private roundtable session in Hong Kong on 13th February with a select group of participants that included members of the Social Innovation and Efficiency Development Fund Taskforce, other government agencies, intermediary groups and private foundations. AVPN’s new executive vice-chairman, Andrew Muirhead, shared the Inspiring Scotland model of venture philanthropy with the group, […]

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AVPN had a chat with Paul Carttar and Nat Sloane on their views on the stage of venture philanthropy in Asia and what one can expect from AVPN’s inaugural conference in May this year. Paul Carttar, former director of the US Social Innovation Fund, has had several engagements in the Asia-Pacific region in the course […]

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Starting a new venture philanthropy or social investment organisation can be difficult, particularly in a region such as Asia, where the ecosystem for philanthropy is not as evolved as it is in the West. ‘Getting Started in Venture Philanthropy in Asia’, AVPN’s guide for new venture philanthropy and social investment organisations, is an important tool […]

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The key take-away from AVPN’s inaugural conference was the need for collaborative action in the venture philanthropy and social investment space in Asia. Industry professionals gathered in Singapore for what was the first event of its kind in Asia and walked away with new ideas, networks and inspiration for their work. Given the nascent stage […]

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EVPA’s annual conference in November last year was a refreshing departure from the usual repertoire of showcasing only the successful cases within the industry. Instead, leading investors also discussed failures and what we can learn from those. In addition to dedicating an entire session on the topic of failure (‘The good, the bad and the […]

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EVPA Member: Incluvest BV 1. Please tell us about your organization and your involvement in venture philanthropy? Set up in 2012, Incluvest BV is a company focusing on inclusive impact investment in the agricultural sector in developing countries where poverty dominates people. It derived from an initiative from Woord en Daad, a development aid organisation […]

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Doug Miller is, among other things, the chairman of the board of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) and has been active in philanthropy for the last 30 years. He is also a founding trustee of Impetus Trust in the UK, and the founding chairman and honorary president of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). […]

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AVPN has partnered with simpleshow to produce an animation video that explains Venture Philanthropy in simple terms for the uninitiated. Learn about what we do to for the eco-system through the short video: Supported by: 

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