SME Finance Virtual Marketplace - 2022 January Monthly Session - Investors
The “SME Finance Virtual Marketplace” is an online match-making platform that promotes partnership and collaboration between members of the SME Finance Forum, especially financial institutions, fintech companies and development finance institutions/ investors. 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, 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.
January Marketplace Session
This monthly marketplace session, scheduled on Wednesday, January 12th from 8 am - 9:00 EDT, will feature a series of institutions who will present their products/services.
Following the presentations, participants will have the opportunities to reach out directly to the presenting institutions to make inquiries or explore partnership opportunities.
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FINCA Impact Finance delivers the tools needed for low-income entrepreneurs and small businesses to achieve financial health. For close to 40 years, FINCA's microfinance banks and institutions have delivered a double bottom line of social impact and financial sustainability.
Lendable is a technology enabled investment and alternatives platform that focuses on global impact alternatives. Lendable believes in the power of technology and finance to create a more economically just and environmentally sustainable world.
Verdant Capital is a leading investment bank and investment manager operating on a Pan-African basis and specialising in private capital markets. It boasts offices in Johannesburg, Ebene, Accra, Harare, Kinshasa and Frankfurt.
The Islamic Development Bank is a multilateral development bank (MDB), working to improve the lives of those we serve by promoting social and economic development in Member countries and Muslim communities worldwide, delivering impact at scale. IsDB provides the infrastructure to enable people to lead better lives and achieve their full potential.
G5 Capital was founded in 2014 as a growth equity investment firm focused on early stage investing and providing advisory services to high growth, powerfully branded, fast moving consumer products, technology and services companies. Furthermore, with expertise in running, owning and investing in direct-to-consumer businesses, G5 seeks out companies conducting omnichannel business with a robust presence in the internet retail, direct selling, direct response marketing, and/or social commerce segments.
Elizabeth Davrishashvili is the Global Lead of Customer Products and Solutions at FINCA Impact Finance (FIF) with a network of 19 microfinance banks and institutions that offer innovative, responsible and impactful financial services to low-income clients. Elizabeth brings 11-years of experience in Strategic Marketing, Data-driven Sales, Product and Process Design as well as Project Management, working at Bank of Georgia (Tbilisi, Georgia), Citi Bank (London, UK) and Liberty Bank (Tbilisi, Georgia). Her major focus at FIF is to enhance the Retail and MSME segments with affordable and efficient products and services. Today, in the digital era, reaching the client is not as challenging, however, digitalization by itself brings some boundaries, therefore Elizabeth’s biggest role is to provide digital product-driven Customer Journeys with flexible, fast and easy financial services. Ms Davrishashvili holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management from University College London (UCL) and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Caucasus University (CU) alongside with 1-year exchange program with Riga Technical University (RTU).
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