SEEDbed creates early stage initiatives that are instrumental for growth and create a solid foundation for economic and technical development.
SMEs are shaping this growth and account for a disproportionally large share of job creation.
According to IFC, the total financing credit gap for SMEs in developing countries is ~$700-$850 billion and the overall need of the SME sector is estimated at $2.1-2.6 trillion.
But access to capital is limited, especially in early stages of investment.
As a result, many very promising opportunities are simply lost. Developing those first phase investments requires a new investment ‘DNA’: unique business development and risk management know-how with more patience, perseverance and determination.
Seedbed was set up to implement an approach that allows private equity to get involved in earlier stages and take advantage of those unique opportunities.