MEET THE TEAM

Mark Cheng

Founder and Managing Partner

Mark Cheng is a seasoned social investor, writer and thought leader who has coached hundreds of social innovators in how to build business models for social change and raise finance for impact. He has helped innovators raise over a quarter of a billion dollars for social causes including healthcare, education and fighting climate change. Since 2007, he has held the role of Senior Advisor on Social Finance at Ashoka, the global network of the world’s leading changemakers. In 2017, Mark wrote the Social Investment Toolkit because he wanted to share the insights and learnings from his work with a broader audience, and to demystify the process of raising investment for a new generation of social entrepreneurs. He is a frequent writer and speaker on social finance and social innovation, and often runs workshops and trainings on how to raise finance and speak to social investors.

Anshul Magotra

Co-founder and Partner

Anshul has been working in the social innovation space for the last 5 years, most recently with Ashoka- the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs, as  a senior consultant in the Social Finance team. She has advised several social entrepreneurs globally on fund raising initiatives and has helped raise impact funding in sectors including healthcare, climate change, education and digital literacy. She also serves on the Boards of various social enterprises in Asia.

Anshul has more than 13 years’ experience in Finance, having previously worked at banks such as Merrill Lynch, Standard Chartered & DBS spanning roles across Investment & Corporate Banking and Global Markets. She holds a MBA Degree from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.

Pauline Verhaeghe

co-founder and Partner

Pauline has been working in the field of social innovation for over 10 years, 8 of them at Ashoka, the world’s largest network for social entrepreneurs. At Ashoka, Pauline first started at the London office, building creative fundraising and communications strategies. She then moved to Brussels to develop and grow the Ashoka office there. After two years, Pauline moved to Nigeria and continued working for Ashoka at a global level, managing international partnerships with large corporates and public institutions, including Nestlé, JP Morgan and LEGO, designing and delivering online accelerators.

Pauline has an expertise in social innovation, impact measurement, system-change solutions and hybrid finance. She is on the Board of several enterprises active in the field of culture and education

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