Seed Capital & Business Development

The Seed Capital and Business Development (SC&BD) programme aims to further the impact of the investment services in 4 ways:

Early-stage SME financing initiatives

Supporting early-stage SME finance initiatives that are of strategic interest to DGGF, but too young, small or risky for an investment to form part of the DGGF investment portfolio right now.

Ecosystem development

Developing entrepreneurial ecosystems by supporting local initiatives that provide quality and affordable capacity-building services to young and first-time entrepreneurs in a sustainable way.

Supporting DGGF investees

DGGF investment clients can apply for technical assistance (TA) to strengthen their own capacity and operations or for business development services (BDS) to provide support to their investee SMEs and the broader ecosystem. Investment clients can get help with making sure their TAX/ESG/Result measurement practices meet DGGF standards.

Knowledge development and sharing

Developing and sharing practice-based knowledge by working with and learning from investees, co-investors and other field builders.

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