Monday, 24 June 2024

Darius Yuen, Founder and Chairman of Sow (Asia) Foundation

Hong Kong

Champion's Profile

Darius Yuen Lai Yan (???) is a Hong Kong investment banker and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of Sow (Asia) Foundation, a charity based in Hong Kong. Mr. Yuen left banking and founded SOW Asia to champion venture philanthropy through the application of business discipline as a force for the betterment of society.

UNDP SDG

Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Responsible Consumption and Production and Partnership for the Goals

Description and impact

SOW Asia aims to be the trusted partner and investor of choice to social-impact organisations looking to scale their impact in Hong Kong and throughout Asia by acting as a bridge leveraging venture philanthropic dollars to build a strong pipeline of investment-ready businesses with a social mission as venture philanthropy is needed to build and strengthen the pipeline for impact investing to thrive. Through this platform, our vision is to create an ecosystem in which local social enterprises can grow, self-sustain and attract external funding. We do this through our i2i accelerator program and our investments in our portfolio companies.