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What is the Edge Action ESD Fund?

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The Edge Action ESD Fund was established in 2011 and is Edge Growth’s in-house enterprise and supplier development fund, providing effective ESD solutions, maximizing socio-economic impact through responsible investment and ensuring B-BBEE code compliance. Our funding is tailored to individual entrepreneurs and comes with support mechanisms, such as specialised mentorship and access to markets through corporate supply chains, propelling entrepreneurs to next level growth and scalability.

Impact Stats May 2024
Edge Action Team
Edge Growth Esdaction Team 1

Thapelo Masoko
Portfolio Head and CIO

Edge Growth Esdaction Team 2

Lisa Ngcolombs
Head of operations

Edge Growth Esdaction Team 3

Linky Chokoe
Finance Analyst

Edge Growth Esdaction Team 4

Joe Kekana
PIM Principal

Edge Growth Esdaction Team 5

Thami Majozi
Fund Operations Manager

Edge Growth Esdaction Team 6

Mugidi Mbedzi
Finance Manager

Edge Growth Esdaction Team 7

Sarvesha Moodley
Associate Principal: Growth Support

Edge Growth Esdaction Team 8

Sharlen Chetty
Head of Finance

Edge Growth Esdaction Team 9

Hitesh Dullabh
Investment Associate

Edge Growth Esdaction Team 10

Vimbao Chamboko
Senior PIM Associate

Edge Growth Esdaction Team 11

Slindokuhle Ngcobo
Treasury & Tax Analyst

Edge Growth Esdaction Team 12

Tracey Chockalingham
Head of Compliance

The Edge Action ESD Fund Team

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Edge Action knows that ESD can be a complicated terrain to navigate, but compliance requirements should not be ignored. Good corporate citizenship should be high on the agenda for any South African business, making Edge Action a responsible solution for ESD.

Some Of Our Clients

With more than 10 years in the field, we understand how to cater to the needs of the corporate as well as the entrepreneur. Over that time, we’ve delivered tangible results to entrepreneurs across South Africa and have partnered with enterprises across all sectors.

These are just a few of them:

How can we help the SME?

Our funding, coupled with practical business growth strategies and operational plans, is tailored to the individual entrepreneur. This ensures that through various support mechanisms, such as post funding, specialised mentorship, and access to markets through corporate supply chains, we propel entrepreneurs to the next level of growth and scalability. The right SMEs, paired with the right investors, and with the continuous support of experienced business growth professionals through the Edge Action fund, are afforded the opportunities and resources
they need to grow and thrive.

Since its inception, the Edge Action Fund has:

Provided funding and growth support to more than 30 SMEs

Increased the average revenue of investee SMEs by 40%

Created over 400 permanent and temporary jobs

All businesses considered for inclusion
in Edge Action must:

Be seeking funding of between R1m and R10m (or more on an exception basis)

Be deemed to have strong growth potential

Be revenue-generating

Show potential for good job creation and social impact

Be at least 51% black-owned

Have a strong team with relevant experience and a proven track record of implementing growth within the business

Who Are Some Of The SMEs We’ve Supported?

The SMEs selected to be a part of the Edge Action portfolio have shown themselves to be of outstanding quality, capable of the kind of growth potential needed to make a genuine socio-economic impact within their communities. Here are some of the success stories we’ve helped create: