Facilitating Investment for East African SMEs
Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) serve as the backbone of the economy. We strongly believe that entrepreneurs of SMEs in emerging markets are ‘development catalysts’, as they create jobs and offer a wide range of products and services that improve the living conditions for the communities they work in. BiD Network steps in to help these SMEs to get access to finance so they can grow their business and positively impact local communities and the economy.
BiD Network is an independent trusted partner for SMEs in East Africa by facilitating tailored financial solutions throughout their life cycle. Our customers are early stage and growing businesses with a financing need of at least USD 100,000 up to USD 5M. Via our local offices in Uganda and Rwanda, we provide investment-readiness and dealmaking services to selected entrepreneurs that have at least $100.000 revenue, social impact, significant growth potential and a competent entrepreneurial team. We are also able to provide high quality deal flow to our large international network of investors, both private and institutional.
We find investment opportunities through our network of established partners. After a thorough selection process, we contract the businesses that meet our criteria. All businesses pay us a small upfront preparation fee and an one-off success fee depending on the deal size, which is only paid if the company receives investment. Investors get free access to our portfolio of investment ready businesses after sharing their investment preferences and signing an NDA. We offer the following services to entrepreneurs and investors: