My name is Mark Cheng. I’m a Director at Ashoka, a global network of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Since 1980, Ashoka has supported over 3,500 outstanding social innovators through its global Fellowship. We noticed that many of our Fellows had developed ideas with outstanding social impact, but many were still struggling to raise finance. When we asked why, we realised that many did not understand how to raise investment, or to approach investors, or the language that investors spoke. In 2010 I launched a program to help social entrepreneurs raise finance. Since then, we’ve helped many social entrepreneurs successfully overcome these barriers and raise large amounts of investment. I’ve written this Toolkit so that we can share our experience and lessons learned with many more entrepreneurs seeking to do the same.