ShEquity

Smart investment for African female-led companies

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Mauritius
Africa
Sector agnostic
10. Reduced Inequality, 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12. Responsible Consumption and Production, 5. Gender Equality, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

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.

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