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SME Finance Virtual Marketplace - November Session

01 November 2023
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SME Finance Virtual Marketplace - November Session

The Virtual SME Finance Marketplace, an initiative of SME Finance Forum, and a product of IFC, is an online match-making platform that promotes partnership and collaboration between financial institutions, fintech companies and development finance institutions/ investors.

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.

November Marketplace Session

This monthly marketplace session, scheduled on Wednesday, November 1st from 8 am to 9 am EDT, will feature Leading Small Business Lenders and Finance Facilitators who will present their MSMEs Product and Services.

Following the presentations, participants can reach out directly to the presenters to make inquiries or explore partnership opportunities! 

Companies Piching


Leading Brazilian B2B2C fintech company that specializes in providing embedded financial services infrastructure for e-commerce platforms and marketplaces. Through seamless API integration, Dinie empowers industry giants like iFood, Olist, and Rappi, to supercharge their core offerings with payment solutions and working capital financing, benefiting their 1.5 million Micro and Small Businesses (MSMEs).


Market-leading fintech, powering the trade finance programs of the world’s largest trade banks and corporations. Demica’s proposition is simple: intuitive, cloud-based platform that enables financial institutions and corporates to automate and scale their working capital solutions.


Brazilian fintech revolutionizing SME lending by transforming credit card receivables into competitive financial assets. We offer collateralized finance beyond traditional POS solutions, unlocking the growth potential of small businesses and redefining SME cash-flow finance.

XYD Micro-Lending 

"XYD-Credit" was founded in 2015. Guided by a vision of "a responsible financial technology platform, XYD-Credit is dedicated to using technological innovation to solve the problem of difficult, expensive, and slow financing for SMEs. XYD-Credit has succeeded in developing distinctive credit products for SMEs, such as logistics finance, supply-chain finance, and agricultural finance.

Vested Impact

Automated and data-driven Impact assessment & measurement that enables investors, asset managers & capital allocators to measure what matters. Vested Impact provides automated and scalable impact assessment that leverages over 100 million impact data points from the World's leading institutions to provide quantifiable, comparable and detailed impact. Vested Impact is an award-winning platform “redefining “millionaire” to be a person who impacts millions of lives” which automatically assesses and quantifies the impact of companies and activities, utilizing more than 300 million science-based and impact data points. Trusted by the UN, financial leaders, and companies to measure what matters.


Maurice Benisty - Chief Commercial Officer - Demica

Maurice Benisty joined Demica in October 2017 from Wells Fargo where he was CEO, Commercial Distribution Finance, responsible for $3bn of receivables assets and over 400 people. Maurice joined Wells from GE Capital where he held a number of senior positions including Chief Commercial Officer of GE Capital International. Prior to GE, Maurice worked as a senior investment banker at Lehman Brothers, Bankers Trust and Paribas.



Anderson Pereira - CEO - Kapitale

Anderson Pereira has a master's degree in management of technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the CEO of Kapitale, an innovative fintech that unlocks the growth potential of SMBs through credit. He has deep experience applying technology in the Finance Market, both as a former Fintech entrepreneur and head of Innovation at Santander Bank. Forbes listed him as one of the Under the 30s’, a list of the most influential young leaders in Brazil before the age of 30, and he broke the Guinness World Record for organizing the largest biology class in the world.




Kimberley Abbott - CEO and founder - Vested Impact

Kimberley Abbott is CEO and founder of Vested Impact, an award-winning platform “redefining “millionaire” to be a person who impacts millions of lives” which automatically assesses and quantifies the impact of companies and activities, utilizing more than 300 million science-based and impact data points
Kimberley is an engineer, previously founding an award-winning social enterprise in India, leading Engineering Innovation within an aerospace multinational, and then spent many years working for the United Nations, leading the agile IT development and implementation of the globally recognized innovative platform responsible for assessing and measuring the effectiveness and impact of the UN’s $8Bn yearly peacekeeping operations.
Kimberley has been named; 2023 NatWest and Telegraph’s 100 Entrepreneurs to Watch, 2022 Standout45 in Women in Fintech PowerList, UBS’s global Female Founder award winner in 2022, finalist in the 2020 UN Secretary Generals Innovation Awards, 2017 UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering, 2018 Engineers Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers, and Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women

Suzy Ferreira - Founder & CEO - Dinie

SuzyFerreira is a serial entrepreneur, well known in the booming start-up scene in LatAm market. Her latest venture is Dinie, which she launched in 2019 with a mission to revolutionize online merchant financing and drive financial inclusion. Inspired by her vision of the "invisible bank," Suzy pioneered embedded lending as-a-service, establishing Dinie as the leading enabler for platforms in Brazil. Suzy is a speaker at global events, notably invited to participate in two panels with USA Vice Presidents, Al Gore in 2021 and Kamala Harris in 2022. Suzy has been recognised in various channels, including Top 100 Startups to Watch (2023), Finalist Women STEMpreneurs by IDB (2023), Top 20 Latam startups to watch for in 2022Endeavor Scale-up Entrepreneur, Top Women Disruptors in Latam (2021), Top women-led startups by WeVentures by Microsoft (2020).


Shen XU - Chief Technology Officer - XYD Micro-Lending Company Limited

 Shen XU has 20+ years of experience in technology product and project management. He served as the Managing Director at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) and led financial technology innovation and strategic investment in areas such as big data and privacy computing.
He held long-term positions at leading technology and financial companies both in China and abroad, including Microsoft, Baidu, and Ping An.




How does the Marketplace operate?

To participate in the marketplace, each institution must have:

  • An institutional profile (company profile and products/services offering)
  • A personal profile (individuals representing the companies)

Individuals on the Marketplace can explore products and services available (investment products, advisory services, technology solutions...etc. ) and reach out to one another to discuss potential collaboration and partnership.

To learn how to set up a company profile, a listing and an individual profile, please read the User Manual in this link.
Feel free to let us know should you have any questions or need any assistance to smefinanceforum@ifc.org