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Start-ups

Behind Hong Kong start-up successes is venture capital – we talk to money man backing socially responsible ventures

Durrie Hassan provides insights into the mechanics of entrepreneurship

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 May, 2017, 4:31pm
UPDATED : Friday, 05 May, 2017, 4:31pm

Today, we turn the tables in our series about Hong Kong start-up successes Groovers & Shakers to talk to one of money men who finance the fine art of entrepreneurship.

We speak to Durrie Hassan, who has worked with many start-ups and businesses in his experience as executive director of Carlton Mansfield Capital, an integrated financial services provider focused on cross-border trade and investment between China and countries taking part in the nation’s “Belt and Road” trade initiative to link economies into a China-centred trading network.

His primary focus for the past two years has been to develop the company’s venture philanthropy and impact investment division for the head office. This subsidiary, Visible Mission, focuses on scalable companies that promote environmental sustainability, education, and social inclusion in Asia.

Durrie is also a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, vice-president of UBS 20/20 Social Impact Leaders Group and serves on the board of portfolio companies Agrea, ShuR, and Mongolia Needs You.

He will give invaluable insights into the inner mechanics of entrepreneurship today.