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SOCAP Selects KDHI Agriculture’s Kavaneet Dhami into its 2018 Social Entrepreneurship Cohort

San Francisco, CA, 23-27 October 2018 – SOCAP18 convened over 3,000 impact investors, world-class entrepreneurs, and innovative cross-sector practitioners dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. The annual flagship event in San Francisco has become the leading gathering of the social capital markets, with more than 20,000 participants since SOCAP’s founding in 2008.

Each year, SOCAP brings about 150 of the most innovative social entrepreneurs from around the world to provide them with a platform to advance their initiatives and further energize their growth in the social capital markets. The “SOCAP Entrepreneurs” are brought through an accelerator and matched with relevant stakeholders (investors, customers, etc.) in order to provide them with the resources required to take their social enterprise to the next level in their respective countries and regions.

“It was an invaluable opportunity and a privilege to be a part of this year’s cohort. To be surrounded by like-minded individuals in a friendly environment conducive to forming partnerships is something social entrepreneurs dream of. Highly recommended to all!”

– Kavaneet Dhami

KDHI Agriculture successfully walked away with customers for its products and met with several investors (grant, equity, debt) who are now progressing conversations towards a potential partnership with KDHI Agriculture.

Along with successful meetings, SOCAP hosted various social impact focused panels across industry sectors and regions, including the “Africa track.” Panels included discussions on:

  • Food Security

  • Africa's Youth Explosion

  • Food Waste Innovations

  • Regenerative Agriculture

  • Climate Smart Agriculture

  • Blockchain

  • Poverty Alleviation

  • Impact Investing

  • Financial Inclusion

  • Cultivating Local Impact Ecosystems

  • Banking for Impact

  • Mobility and Equity


SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is in the vanguard of the emerging global impact economy — convening ideas and capital to catalyze world change. It is a network of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders addressing the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions. For more than ten years, SOCAP has achieved its goals through a series of events, initiatives, and partnerships that leverage the power and effectiveness of collaboration.

Its world-renowned conference series is dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. SOCAP’s flagship event each fall in San Francisco is the leading gathering for impact investors and social entrepreneurs. The organization takes a unique approach that emphasizes cross-sector convening and gathers voices across a broad spectrum to achieve unexpected yet impactful connections. From the leading edge to established players, SOCAP brings together global innovators, investors, foundations, governments, institutions, and social entrepreneurs to build the world we want to leave to future generations. SOCAP actively seeks out opportunities to accelerate the market at the intersection of money and meaning and, in pursuit of that goal, have convened more than 20,000 people since its first event in 2008.

About KDHI Agriculture

KDHI Agriculture is a leading Agribusiness/Agritech social enterprise focused on driving growth in the production, processing, and trade of Agricultural products from Sub-Saharan Africa using data-driven processes. KDHI’s key focus areas include: 1) market access, 2) value addition, and 3) soil management. The group works across various products but is currently focused on coconuts, cashews, and moringa. KDHI works with its investors and strategic partners to bring world-renowned expertise to the countries in which it operates in order to catalyze greater food security, health, nutrition and incomes for families, as well as generating value of all kinds beneficial to the state (sector growth, industrialization, poverty alleviation, etc.).


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