• Investor
WDB Growth Fund provides equity funding, entrepreneur development, business development support and access to markets to SME, with a bias to supporting black women owned businesses. Businesses should be growth stage with at least 2 year track record, be a company or cc; excluded sectors are mining, alcohol, gambling and tobacco and property development. The fund provides equity of R1 to R5 m.
  • Stages of Support

    • Idea
    • Start Up
    • Early
    • Growth
    • Mature
  • Nonfinancial support delivery mechanism

    • Co-working space
    • Seat on the Board
    • Mentoring
    • Peer to Peer / Network-based Support
  • Nonfinancial Support

    • Access to networks and partners
    • Business strategy and planning
    • Exit strategies
    • Leadership development
    • Financial management
    • Governance structure
  • Investment Instruments

    • Equity
    • Quasi-Equity
  • Intervention Type

    • Promote and educate about entrepreneurship
    • Provide nonfinancial services to entrepreneurs directly
    • Invest Directly
  • Sectors of Focus

    • Logistics & distribution
    • Manufacturing
    • Agriculture & Food
    • Education
    • Supply chain services
    • Information and communication technology
    • Health
  • Stakeholder or Business Model Focus

    • Women entrepreneurs
    • Urban communities
    • Rural communities
    • Youth entrepreneurs
  • Impact objectives

    • Equality and empowerment
  • Verticals

    • None