Our Growing Portfolio
Family Spotlight, uses technology and social innovation to find solutions to activate the potential of families. A quick, practical and visual survey helps families easily identify areas in their lives which are in poverty. With Family Spotlight's help, families then design and implement a poverty elimination plan based on their situation, motivation and skills. Family Spotlight markets this platform primarily to corporates who use the tool to understand and solve the needs of their employees outside of work.
Synova Power recycles waste into clean energy - addressing waste issues and meeting demand for alternative energy sources. Synova uses a revolutionary process to remove unwanted impurities from residual waste so it can be used to produce clean, efficient power or chemical energy.
NANA is a B2B2C marketplace focused on home appliance repairs and installation. Through NANA Academy, NANA provides high-skill learning courses that will equip blue-collar workers who have been marginalised through automation with new skills needed to succeed in future IOT enabled cities. Up-skilled NANA technicians are matched with jobs through their marketplace to repair home appliances, HVAC, and Smart Home systems for homeowners. NANA also focuses on a sustainable approach to help reduce unnecessary wastage for homeowners by providing the option of repair.
ShopUp is a full stack business-to-business commerce platform that is digitalizing the fragmented retail channels in Bangladesh. There are 4.5 million neighborhood mom-and-pop shops in Bangladesh, known locally as mudi dokaans, that account for 98% of the country's retail sector, making Bangladesh one of the most fragmented retail markets in Asia. Shopup provides core services to mudi dokaans, including a wholesale marketplace to secure inventory, logistics (including last-mile delivery), and working capital. As of 2021, Shopup serves more than 500,000 sellers and 200 distribution hubs.
MR TOILET - THE WORLD'S #2 MAN
Lonsdale Social Innovation Capital co-funded a documentary which raises awareness of sanitation issues around the globe.
Featuring Jack Sim (aka Mr. Toilet)
Directed by Lily Zepeda
To a stranger, he’s a guy obsessed with toilets, but to those who know him, he’s Jack Sim “Mr. Toilet,” a crusader in global sanitation. Born in the Singapore slums, Jack knows firsthand the agonies of not having a proper loo. Now, he’s dedicating his life to a crisis no one dares talk about: Shit. Using humor as his main weapon, he plunges into his biggest challenge yet when he is asked to secure 6 million toilets for the “Clean India” initiative. But with few resources and no help from the government, his epic project and reputation are in jeopardy.