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Marketplace Sessions

07 December 2021
Marketplace Sessions

The SME Finance Virtual Marketplace, an initiative of SME Finance Forum, powered by IFC, is an online match-making platform that fosters collaboration between financial institutions, fintech companies, development finance institutions and investors.
The aim? To drive impactful partnerships and innovations in the SME finance landscape. 

  • You are in search of new clients and investors for your innovative financing solutions.
  • You are missing a tool in your fintech stack to accelerate your digital transformation and want to discover new products.
  • You are looking to invest in impactful fintech companies that help SME grow

Marketplace Pitch Sessions
The monthly sessions feature Leading Small Business Lenders and SME growth Facilitators who present their MSMEs Product and Services in a 7-minute pitch.
Our Marketplace live Pitch session have been featuring more than 130 institutions since its launch in April 2021 and attract an average of 100 individuals representing an average of 45 institutions active globally in the SME Finance space.
Tell us how we can improve those sessions and if you are finding what you are looking for when attending.
Want to Elevate your Business Game? Be Featured Next! Reach out to smefinanceforum@ifc.org
February 28thAlixco - APIX - Jocata - Marco - Monetago - Progcap | VIDEO
March 27th - Mastercard, Proparco, InsightGenie, Boost Capital, Tetmon, 10X1000 Tech for Inclusion | VIDEO
May 29th - AgTechs and Agroclimatic Assessment Tools // Agroclimatica – Yapu – BioSense – ADAPTA – Satelligence | VIDEO
July 3rd - Digital Finance: Special focus on Digital Banks // WeBank - Maya Bank - Tyme Bank   VIDEO
July 24th -  Supply Chain Finance // E Factor Network - Fin2B - Invosoko - Kapitale - RXIL - 360TF - FCIREGISTER
August 14th - Women's Entrepreneurship Finance REGISTER
October 9th - Embedded Finance | REGISTER
November 13th  - Skills building for SMEs and SME Financiers
December 4th - Sustainable SME Finance
December 18th - Risk Management
November 29th - Artal Invest, Invoicemart, Proxtera, Kaleidofin, Vayana, Truly Financial l Video
November 1st - XYD Micro-Lending, Vested Impact, Kapitale, Demica, Dinie | Video
October - Agrianalytica, Credable, Scope Insights, Silver Lining, Licify | Video   
July - Air8, Builder.ai, Checkout, Fondy,Tienda Pago | Video
June - CRIF, Amartha, JUMO, Mambu, Uplinq, Linklogis | Video
May - Arara, Rise, Strands, MIB Africa, Lama | Video
April - Asaas, Finnovating, FintechOS | Video
March - Afrexim Bank, DFC, FMO, IDB Invest, IFC | Summary | Video
February - Cayesh, CIFOR-ICRAF, Silver Lining, iFarmer | Summary | Video
January - DigiAlly, Flow Global, Traction, 360tf | Summary | Video
December - AuxCode, NowNow, Tiger Analytics, Uplinq | Summary | Video
November - AIForesee, Bankograph, JUMOSummary | Video
October - ClickPesa, ITFC, Gojo & Company, Maalexi, FeenPop | Summary  | Video
August - WeBank, Creditinfo Group, Demyst, AECM | Summary | Video
July - BNDES, CGC-Egypt, Ecobank, FCMB, FirstBank, Standard BankSummary | Video
June - Access Bank, Lucy, Secure Now | Summary | Video
May - 4G Capital, AccessHolding, Banking Circle, Convergence, Development Bank of Nigeria, Fintech Group, Ontology, Tysys | Summary | Video
April - Cancelled
March - F-Road, ITC, Tugende, Zal Group | Summary Video
February -  Asenso Finance, Fintech Group, Fyndoo, Nomanini, Rubix Data SciencesSummary | Video
January - FINCA, REGMIFA, Lendable, Verdant Capital, IsDB, G5 Capital | SummaryVideo
November - Inddo, Inbonis, Marco, Talino Labs, Ycash, Ysys | Summary | Video
September - Bloom Impact, Bankability, CashDirector, CashNow, Vector ML AnalyticsSummary | Video
August - Arctic Intelligence, Dakko, FintechOS, Kountable, Lucy, NanopaySummary | Video
July - Apoidea, BizCapital, Fern Software, Fidor Solutions, Rong360, Waynbo, Fintech Group | Summary | Video
April - AFREXIM Bank, CDC, DFC, FinDev Canada, IFC, FMO, ICD, PROPARCO | Summary | Video

IFC does not endorse any products featured on the virtual platform or endorse any views expressed by the companies featured on the platform. IFC shall have no responsibility or liability for any party’s reliance on the products or views of any company featured on the site.
The virtual Marketplace is powered by GlobalLinker, an AI powered ‘Digital Ecosystem’ offering SMEs a range of services to build digital presence including e-commerce. 

How does the Marketplace operate?

To participate in the marketplace session, your institution must have an institutional profile (company profile) and personal profiles (individuals representing the companies) set up on the marketplace. Institutional profile shall also include products/services being offered.
Representatives of your institution can explore offerings available in the platform, such as investment products, advisory services, technology solutions...etc.
The virtual platform enables individuals to reach out to one another to discuss potential collaboration and partnership at their own convenience.