Intervention Type

  • Provide nonfinancial services to entrepreneurs directly (46)

  • Promote and educate about entrepreneurship (36)

  • Invest Directly (27)

  • Provide financial support to intermediaries (16)

  • Conduct research on the sector (10)

  • Invest into funds (4)

  • Support intermediaries (1)

  • Other (18)

Stakeholder Type

  • Business development service provider (54)

  • Impact investor (15)

  • Accelerator / incubator (12)

  • Consultant (10)

  • Venture capital fund (6)

  • Funder of accelerators (6)

  • Angel investor (5)

  • Private equity fund (5)

  • Fund of funds (5)

  • Crowdfunding (4)

  • DFI / multilateral (4)

Investment Instrument

  • Debt (18)

  • Equity (11)

  • Grant (10)

  • Quasi-Equity (7)

  • Guarantees (5)

  • Other (5)

Nonfinancial Support

  • Business strategy and planning (33)

    73%
  • Access to networks and partners (30)

    67%
  • Financial management (25)

    56%
  • Marketing support or market research (24)

    53%
  • Sector development (21)

    47%
  • Value / supply chain development (19)

    42%
  • Leadership development (18)

    40%
  • Needs assessment (18)

    40%
  • Governance structure (15)

    33%
  • Ideation (14)

    31%
  • Performance management (11)

    24%
  • Investor matchmaking (11)

    24%
  • Product certification (10)

    22%
  • Building HR capacity (9)

    20%
  • Technology development or adoption (9)

    20%
  • Due diligence (8)

    18%
  • Exit strategies (8)

    18%
  • Building M&E capacity (6)

    13%
  • Media exposure (6)

    13%
  • Investor showcases (5)

    11%
  • Other (specify below) (1)

    2%

Nonfinancial Support Delivery Mechanism

  • Mentoring (28)

  • Direct Consulting Services (25)

  • Cohort or group support (25)

  • Classroom / seminar training (18)

  • Peer to Peer / Network-based Support (17)

  • Competitions / prizes (13)

  • Seat on the Board (6)

  • Fellowships (4)

  • Co-working space (4)

  • Talent Placement (4)

  • Other (14)

Sectors of focus

  • Agriculture & Food (47)

  • Financial services (25)

  • Sector agnostic (25)

  • Education (24)

  • Energy (22)

  • Manufacturing (19)

  • Environment (18)

  • Supply chain services (18)

  • Wholesale and retail trade (18)

  • Health (17)

  • Information and communication technology (17)

  • Water & sanitation (17)

  • Hospitality / travel / tourism (16)

  • Logistics & distribution (14)

  • Transportation (14)

  • Housing and community development (13)

  • Land conservation (13)

  • Artisanal (12)

  • Infrastructure / facilities development (11)

  • Culture (11)

  • Media & entertainment (10)

  • Forestry (9)

Stakeholder or business model focus

  • Rural communities (38)

  • Gender inclusion (32)

  • Youth entrepreneurs (31)

  • Women entrepreneurs (31)

  • Social enterprise (30)

  • Accessibility (23)

  • Base of the pyramid (21)

  • Urban communities (20)

  • Citizen empowerment (19)

  • Resiliency / climate change (17)

  • Advocacy (13)

  • Science, engineering or invention based businesses (12)

  • Refugees and migration (11)

  • Ethical sourcing (10)

  • Franchising (8)

  • Minority or previously excluded population (6)

Impact objective

  • Access to financial services (48)

  • Income/productivity growth (43)

  • Employment generation (32)

  • Agricultural productivity (30)

  • Community development (28)

  • Food security and nutrition (24)

  • Access to education (23)

  • Capacity building (22)

  • Access to information (20)

  • Equality and empowerment (16)

  • Access to energy (14)

  • Access to clean water and sanitation (13)

  • Sustainable energy (13)

  • Sustainable land use (12)

  • Natural resources conservation (12)

  • Energy and fuel efficiency (12)

  • Water resources management (11)

  • Health improvement (10)

  • Affordable housing (10)

  • Pollution prevention and waste management (7)

  • Disease-specific prevention and mitigation (6)

  • Conflict resolution (5)

  • Human rights protection or expansion (3)

  • Pollution prevention & waste management (3)

  • Generating funds for charitable giving (3)

Verticals

  • AgTech (16)

  • CleanTech (11)

  • FinTech (9)

  • Software as a service (SaaS) (9)

  • Data analytics (8)

  • Hardware (6)

  • EdTech (6)

  • E-commerce (5)

  • Biotech (5)