We received our first institutional investment from CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”). Since then, CVC has served on our Board of Directors and is a strategic partner of SVhk. CVC was an early supporter of our portfolio venture Playtao Education’s afterschool education programme. CVC has also been the sponsor of the Asia Social Innovation Award, in which their investment team also serves as mentors to early-stage social entrepreneurs.
Nextra partnered with SVhk on Gift to Give, an initiative to reduce corporate gift wastage during festive seasons by encouraging corporations to replace gifts with donations made on behalf of their clients via SVhk’s crowdfunding platform Cloudonate. Nextra is also partnering with SVhk to bring Taiwan volunteerism social enterprise ELIV into the Hong Kong and Macau markets.
Credit Suisse is SVhk’s long-time partner and is a sponsor of the Asia Social Innovation Award. Credit Suisse was also our founding funder of the Cradle to Classroom programme, a pilot project that aims to develop a new model of early childhood intervention for children aged 0 to 6 from underprivileged families in Sham Shui Po.