Investor & Technical Assistance Database

This database targets companies looking for financial and/or technical support. The database lists organisations and initiatives providing different kinds of support, such as capital in the form of grants, loans and equity, or technical support in the form of advice, partnership brokering or networking support. To learn more about the database, click the info button on the right. 

Claim your own entry

We recognise that this is not an exhaustive list and our aim is to add more organisations on a regular basis. Hence, we eagerly welcome new entries and encourage organisations to get listed. You can claim an entry for an organization by just clicking on the button below and filling out the questionnaire. 

To keep the database as relevant as possible for companies, we only include financial or technical service providers which have existed for at least two years. You can claim an entry for your organization by clicking on the button below and filling out the questionnaire. Also, we kindly ask you to provide two references underlining your successful technical or financial support to inclusive business companies. Please send the references to info@ib-an.net.

We also encourage and welcome your feedback and suggestions of any other organisations that could be included. 

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Use the search filters below to narrow down your search for financial and/or technical support providers.

ABOUT THE DATABASE

Who is this database for?

This database aims to serve inclusive businesses that are looking for sources of support to help them grow, ranging from capital to technical support.

 

What does the database cover?

This database lists organizations that provide technical and financial support to inclusive businesses. The database will continue growing as support organizations are registered. Inclusive businesses are diverse, and so too are the range of organizations that provide support and the types of support they offer. The resources listed cover a continuum of financing solutions, from grants and concessional financing to commercial finance and private equity. They also include organizations and initiatives providing technical assistance (TA), advice, partnership brokering, information, advocacy, and networking. The database is easy to navigate and provides useful filters such as the range of financial support provided and the stage of enterprise supported (if such information is available). 

More organizations will be added over time and suggestions are welcome. Other database that we recommend include:

► GET.invest: focused on renewable energy in Africa
► Nexus for Development: focused on Southeast Asia
 The Mix: Database on microfinance services

Why and how was the database developed?

Inclusive business entrepreneurs often face difficulties identifying partners that could provide crucial financial and technical support. Even though such support is available, information about it is often fragmented and hard to find. The database addresses this challenge, making information on financial and technical support easy to identify and navigate by providing easily searchable categories and filters.

The entries and information provided in the database are compiled by the research team using information publicly available on organization websites or provided directly by the organizations themselves. 

 

Who developed the database?

The Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business (now inclusivebusiness.net) and the Asian Development Bank set up this database to help overcome this challenge. The Connect to Grow programme supported further development of this database in 2016, specifically to include intermediaries in its target countries. In late 2017 and 2018, the DFID Impact Programme funded the most comprehensive review and update of the database yet, which was implemented by Endeva. The Endeva team reviewed the categories and all existing entries, and also added hundreds of entries with the support of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and other partners.

ANDE has just launched a new site of their own that provides data about financial and non-financial support available for small and growing businesses in a specific city or country. ANDE’s Ecosystem Snapshots aim to help those supporting entrepreneurs to foster conditions in which businesses can thrive. 

 

USING THE DATABASE

What can users search for on the database?

You can keep your search for organizations broad by just selecting the finance and/or technical support offering you are looking for or you can narrow down your search by selecting further filters such as type of organization, sector, region/country etc. If you are looking for a specific topic that is not included in the current category list, use the keywords search bar to search the entire database. This will return results on that topic from the whole database.

 

If users want all entries from Asia, does one need to select all Asian countries, too (or ditto for other continents)?

No. If you would like to see all the material for one continent, for example South Asia, select ‘South Asia’ under the ‘Region/Country’ filter and click on the ‘Apply’ button. This will bring up all intermediaries that provide support in South Asia.

 

Can users submit a new entry for inclusion or edit an existing entry in the database?

We recognise that this is not an exhaustive list and our aim is to add more organisations on a regular basis. Hence, we eagerly welcome new entries and encourage organisations to get listed. Go to your My iBAN-dashboard/My database entries, add a new entry and fill in the form with the details of the resource you wish to submit. The database team will review the entry before it is approved and post it on the site within a week. Please note that only submissions that match our criteria will be included.

We also encourage and welcome your feedback and suggestions of any other organizations that could be included. 

In addition, we value feedback on existing entries, as well as feedback on the usefulness of this database to your work. Please have a look and get back to us!

 

The link to a specific resource is not working, what can users do?

All our database entries directly link to external websites of organizations and authors from which resources can be accessed. Consequently, we have limited control over links and external resources may change over time. If you notice a dead link, please help us to keep the database up to date by writing an email to info[at]ib-an.net. The link will then be updated or removed.

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Carao Ventures
Latin America and the Caribbean

Carao Ventures invests in start-ups with high growth potential and provides business development services to investees.

Type of OrganisationPrivate equity fund/ Private equity fund manager/ venture capital fund
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
Costa Rica
Finance OfferingEquity
Exact Amount
Technical Support OfferingMentoring, Talent Placement, Network-based support, Partnership brokering, investment facilitation, networking
Focus TypeStart-ups
Focus StageEarly Stage
CRE Venture Capital
Sub-Saharan Africa

CRE Venture Capital invests in and partners with entrepreneurs in technology-driven start-up companies in Sub-Saharan Africa. CRE provides capital, global relationships and experience.

Type of OrganisationPrivate equity fund/ Private equity fund manager/ venture capital fund
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Finance OfferingEquity
Exact Amount
Technical Support OfferingMentoring, Talent Placement, Network-based support, Partnership brokering, investment facilitation, networking
Focus TypeStart-ups
Focus StageEarly Stage
Grovest
Sub-Saharan Africa

Grovest is a South African venture capital company investing in entrepreneurs and unlisted companies. Previous investment rounds included the tech, energy and tourism sectors and small and medium enterprise financing.

Type of OrganisationPrivate equity fund/ Private equity fund manager/ venture capital fund
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
Finance OfferingEquity
Exact Amount
Focus TypeStart-ups
Focus StageEarly Stage
SectorEnergy
Ideosource
East Asia and Pacific

Ideosource is an Indonesian venture capital firm dedicated to making investment in early-stage to later-stage enterprises. Ideosource seeks companies and enterprises with the emphasis in online content, media, advertising, e-commerce, payment and supporting infrastructures in web and mobile technologies.

Type of OrganisationPrivate equity fund/ Private equity fund manager/ venture capital fund
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Indonesia
Finance OfferingEquity
Exact Amount
Technical Support OfferingPartnership brokering, investment facilitation, networking
Focus TypeStart-ups
Focus StageEarly Stage, Growth Companies
invenfin
Sub-Saharan Africa

Invenfin is a venture and growth capital company based in South Africa that invests patient capital primarily in businesses working in the food and beverage sector.

Type of OrganisationPrivate equity fund/ Private equity fund manager/ venture capital fund
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
Finance OfferingEquity
Exact Amount
Focus TypeStart-ups
Focus StageEarly Stage, Growth Companies
JuhidiKilimo
Sub-Saharan Africa

JuhidiKilimo provides asset-based loans and basic finance training to smallholder farmers and enterprises that allow them to purchase financial solutions for their agribusiness. It finances specific agricultural assets which are ensured and serve as a form of collateral. It also provides start-up capital for new agribusinesses, alongside technical assistance and business training.

Type of OrganisationPrivate equity fund/ Private equity fund manager/ venture capital fund
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Kenya
Finance OfferingDebt finance
Exact Amount
Technical Support OfferingOne-to-one advisory support, Consulting Services, Training, and other classroom based support (online/offline)
Focus TypeStart-ups
Focus StageEarly Stage
Kgatelopele
Sub-Saharan Africa

Kgatelopele is a South African venture capital and private equity firm focused on small, medium and micro-sized enterprises. Kgatelopele provides access to financial assistance, strategic advice, management and information.

Type of OrganisationPrivate equity fund/ Private equity fund manager/ venture capital fund
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
Finance OfferingEquity
Exact Amount
Focus TypeStart-ups
Focus StageEarly Stage
Newtown Partners
Sub-Saharan Africa

Newtown Partners is an angel investment and seed stage venture capital firm focused on early stage technology start-ups. Newtown supports enterprises with solutions in fintech, Internet of Things (IOT), augmented and virtual reality, agritech, blockchain, machine learning, connected home, smart robots, drones, affective computing, gesture control devices, and other disruptive emerging technologies.

Type of OrganisationPrivate equity fund/ Private equity fund manager/ venture capital fund
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
Finance OfferingEquity
Exact Amount
Focus TypeStart-ups
Focus StageEarly Stage
IB TopicsInnovation
Sanaga Ventures
Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa

Sanaga Ventures invests in and supports new and emerging ventures in Africa to build their capacity to the point where they have financial sustainability and critical mass in their operations.

Type of OrganisationPrivate equity fund/ Private equity fund manager/ venture capital fund
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa
Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Egypt
Finance OfferingEquity
Exact Amount
Technical Support OfferingPartnership brokering, investment facilitation, networking
Focus TypeStart-ups
Focus StageEarly Stage, Growth Companies
SCF Capital Solutions
Sub-Saharan Africa

SCF Capital Solutions is a financing company providing short-term working capital to small and medium-sized enterprise focused on the "green" economy - reduction of greenhouse gases, improvement of energy efficiency and promotion of added renewable energy capacity and projects with direct environmental benefits.

Type of OrganisationPrivate equity fund/ Private equity fund manager/ venture capital fund
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
Finance OfferingDebt finance
Exact Amount
Focus TypeStart-ups
Focus StageEarly Stage