SOW Asia Portfolio Companies have received financial investment from SOW Asia (debt or equity) and receive ongoing non-financial support from SOW Asia directly, and more broadly from SOW Asia’s network of entrepreneurs, mentors and experts in relevant sectors and functions.
HK Recycles provides subscription-based, door-to-door waste collection from households and businesses. Additionally, they offer employment opportunities for marginalized communities and increase the sustainability of our urban environment.
SOW Asia has been a primary partner of HK Recycles for nearly 2 years. This partnership included taking a majority stake in the company to position them for scale. SOW Asia has just helped HK Recycles to secure necessary follow-on funding from a Hong Kong impact investor.
Bonham Stand manufactures bespoke garments produced 100% locally in Hong Kong. Through long-term training and career opportunities, they empower disenfranchised master tailors and marginalized youth to revitalize the bespoke industry.
SOW Asia closed this partnership in 2015, confident that Bonham Strand is on their way to growing a meaningful impact.
Happy-Retired is an online-to-offline community that enables retirees to retire with fun, good health and social impact. Retirees can join activities of interests or organise activities on its platform. Retirees can also find employment or volunteering opportunities. In addition, they can shop online for various products via its platform, express themselves and participate at forums.
Happy Retired completed SOW Asia's accelerator program in the fall of 2017 and has become a portfolio company of SOW Asia in 2018. It is SOW Asia's aim to cultivate and deepen the concept of retirement as one that can be active and healthy through this partnership for the elderly in Hong Kong and beyond.
GIGA connects architects and engineers to eco-friendly construction materials through an online database and cloud-based software. They simplify green design by researching new environmental building solutions to add to these platforms.
SOW Asia has shared a productive relationship with GIGA and is preparing to exit as GIGA scales their mission in China.