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Eight years ago Shrimp­ton started cre­at­ing busi­nesses pred­i­cated on the ethos of ‘ do­ing good’, busi­nesses that are to­day known as so­cial en­ter­prises. “Back then peo­ple didn’t have a name for what we were do­ing, a frame of ref­er­ence for us,” laughs the man who now runs a ven­ture cap­i­tal busi­ness that only deals with so­cial en­ter­prises. “At the time it felt like we were dis­cov­er­ing a new form of cap­i­tal­ism – this blend be­tween a char­ity and a busi­ness,” he adds.

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