We believe that investing in an inclusive and sustainable future means backing ground-breaking businesses with revolutionary ideas that can transform our world for the better. We collaborate with corporate organisations, funding institutions and impact investors who dare to venture new frontiers and invest in innovative SMEs that will shape our tomorrow.
We provide innovative end-to-end venture capital, corporate venturing and fund management solutions that provide investors with the best of both worlds: solid financial returns combined with significant social impact. We use developmental and transformational capital as the vehicle for impact investment which in turn comes with varying legislative and compliance benefits creating all round value for our investors. Our funds provide small businesses with access to early-stage business finance as well as post-investment support to maximise growth and impact for SMEs.
We specialise in venture impact funding for early-stage businesses showing high growth potential that support positive social, environmental and economic change. This type of funding yields a financial return and a social return for investors, whether in alignment with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors, UN sustainability goals, transformation and diversity and inclusion objectives, or a combination of all three. It’s the game-changer that advocates for a sustainable and balanced blend of both purpose and profit.
Transformation funding is instrumental in removing many of the obstacles on the road to ensuring black wealth creation and inclusive economic growth. This type of funding encompasses several sustainable solutions, including standalone ESD funding, funding for organisations to achieve black ownership and ring-fenced ESD funds to provide easy and cost-effective solutions delivering huge impact.
Our experience spans across multiple funds with varying mandates. We currently have almost R2bn in assets under management and have deployed a total of just under R1.3bn to hundreds of small businesses.
This B-BBEE investment fund is an SME development solution, created on behalf of The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa, to benefit both investors and SMEs.
Fund Management with Edge Growth is led by our Edge Ventures team, a passionate collective of progressive investment professionals committed to accelerating growth and driving innovation. We created the blueprint for SME funds by partnering with FNB Business to pioneer the Vumela Fund, the first fund of its kind in South Africa. Our visionary approach to unlocking funding for SME growth combined with our unrivalled expertise in fund management is why our clients choose to partner with us.