Intervention Type

  • Provide nonfinancial services to entrepreneurs directly (42)

  • Promote and educate about entrepreneurship (36)

  • Invest Directly (32)

  • Conduct research on the sector (19)

  • Provide financial support to intermediaries (6)

  • Invest into funds (1)

  • Other (2)

Stakeholder Type

  • Business development service provider (34)

  • Consultant (15)

  • Accelerator / incubator (11)

  • DFI / multilateral (3)

  • Venture capital fund (2)

  • Impact investor (2)

  • Private equity fund (2)

  • Angel investor (1)

  • Funder of accelerators (1)

Investment Instrument

  • Debt (27)

  • Grant (6)

  • Equity (5)

Nonfinancial Support

  • Business strategy and planning (19)

    49%
  • Access to networks and partners (18)

    46%
  • Leadership development (12)

    31%
  • Technology development or adoption (9)

    23%
  • Investor showcases (8)

    21%
  • Ideation (8)

    21%
  • Sector development (7)

    18%
  • Marketing support or market research (5)

    13%
  • Media exposure (5)

    13%
  • Building HR capacity (5)

    13%
  • Governance structure (5)

    13%
  • Product certification (3)

    8%
  • Value / supply chain development (3)

    8%
  • Financial management (3)

    8%
  • Other (specify below) (2)

    5%
  • Investor matchmaking (2)

    5%
  • Due diligence (2)

    5%
  • Performance management (2)

    5%
  • Needs assessment (2)

    5%
  • Building M&E capacity (1)

    3%
  • Exit strategies (1)

    3%

Nonfinancial Support Delivery Mechanism

  • Classroom / seminar training (31)

  • Mentoring (23)

  • Direct Consulting Services (19)

  • Cohort or group support (13)

  • Co-working space (10)

  • Competitions / prizes (9)

  • Peer to Peer / Network-based Support (9)

  • Fellowships (4)

  • Talent Placement (4)

  • Seat on the Board (3)

  • Other (1)

Sectors of focus

  • Agriculture & Food (31)

  • Sector agnostic (31)

  • Information and communication technology (28)

  • Education (18)

  • Manufacturing (15)

  • Artisanal (11)

  • Financial services (10)

  • Health (9)

  • Wholesale and retail trade (7)

  • Hospitality / travel / tourism (7)

  • Transportation (6)

  • Media & entertainment (6)

  • Culture (6)

  • Logistics & distribution (5)

  • Environment (5)

  • Energy (4)

  • Supply chain services (4)

  • Infrastructure / facilities development (3)

  • Housing and community development (3)

  • Water & sanitation (1)

Stakeholder or business model focus

  • Youth entrepreneurs (35)

  • Social enterprise (22)

  • Rural communities (17)

  • Women entrepreneurs (17)

  • Base of the pyramid (14)

  • Citizen empowerment (13)

  • Advocacy (11)

  • Urban communities (11)

  • Gender inclusion (10)

  • Minority or previously excluded population (7)

  • Science, engineering or invention based businesses (6)

  • Accessibility (3)

  • Ethical sourcing (1)

  • Resiliency / climate change (1)

  • Franchising (1)

  • Refugees and migration (1)

Impact objective

  • Capacity building (30)

  • Access to financial services (27)

  • Access to information (16)

  • Access to education (15)

  • Employment generation (15)

  • Income/productivity growth (13)

  • Community development (12)

  • Agricultural productivity (9)

  • Food security and nutrition (9)

  • Equality and empowerment (9)

  • Health improvement (5)

  • Sustainable energy (2)

  • Pollution prevention and waste management (1)

  • Natural resources conservation (1)

  • Energy and fuel efficiency (1)

  • Disease-specific prevention and mitigation (1)

  • Access to energy (1)

  • Affordable housing (1)

  • Sustainable land use (1)

Verticals

  • E-commerce (13)

  • AgTech (12)

  • EdTech (9)

  • FinTech (7)

  • Data analytics (5)

  • CleanTech (4)

  • Biotech (2)

  • Software as a service (SaaS) (1)