ShEquity’s purpose is to provide smart and sustainable investments for African female entrepreneurs and innovators, the key driver of inclusive socio-economic growth. We facilitate access to a pool of de-risked deals to investors and empower female entrepreneurs with financial resources and operational support needed to unlock their full potential.
We address the following key challenges:
1. Access to seed capital: While Africa boasts an increasing number of female entrepreneurs, the funding gap remains a barrier to achieving full potential. Currently, women operate over 40% of SMEs in Africa, but there is a financing gap of US$ 42 billion between male and female entrepreneurs.
2. Operational support: African female entrepreneurs struggle to access a structured venture building support and high value networks needed to de-risk their businesses.
3. Access to a pool of de-risked deals: Many investors interested in African markets struggle to have access to a pool of profitable, scalable and impactful deals.