Disruptive CEO Nation Podcast with Allison K. Summers
Episode 143 Ashif Mawji, Managing Director, Scale Good Fund, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Ashif Mawji is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, venture capitalist, mentor, and community builder. Ashif moved to Canada in 1987 and his parents instilled in him the idea that one can have anything they want in life, but to get there you must work and pay for it.
Ashif has directly invested in over 100 companies globally, is invested in over 10 funds, and serves as a venture partner with Rising Tide, a VC firm in Silicon Valley. Ashif has built and exited several companies in the tech space.
What Ashif has recognized in every country where he has interests is that the same problems of poverty, homelessness and addictions exist. His perception is that new solutions to the same problems need entrepreneurships and innovation, and this is the catalyst behind the formation of his starting the Scale Good Fund.
In our conversation, we discuss:
In the social impact fund, financial returns are expected, but the hope is for real social impact.
Companies from all over the world, in any discipline, can take part if they have demonstrated a measurable way of showing social impact.
His like for non-traditional pitch decks.
A description of what makes a great pitch.
The criteria for investing can vary from company to company.
The hope to find entrepreneurs that are coachable and companies that have talented teams behind a strong leader.
Participation in various networks and organizations.
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