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Edge Growth Funding Criteria

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Thank you for considering Edge Growth in your search for business funding. We can provide the financing SMEs need to support their growth, filling the gap that traditional financing are unable to cover. We provide funding for early stage post revenue South African businesses with high potential to scale and create jobs for economic growth. We would love to assist you in getting the right funding for your business. However, before you apply, please make sure that your business meets these requirements:
  • Our funding mandates give preference to small businesses in these industries:
  • Financial Services Sector, Industrial Sector, Education Sector, Healthcare Sector, Green Economy Sector, Digital Inclusion Sector and Business-to-business suppliers to other businesses.
  • We unfortunately don’t fund start-ups. We only consider early stage post revenue businesses with high growth potential.
  • We only fund businesses within the borders of South Africa, owned by South Africans. We do not fund business listed on the IFC exclusion list
  • We only fund businesses that are at least 51% black owned.
  • We don’t provide grant funding.