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Author: Robert Vodicka

A View from The Front Lines March 18, 2020 - Sichuan, China SEAF Sichuan SME Investment Fund (“SSIF”) was founded in 2001 to fill the shortage of growth capital available to private enterprises in Sichuan, a western province of more than 80 million people. As with...

March 9, 2020 - Skopje, North Macedonia - On February 27th, 2020, SEAF Vice President Viktor Meshkov participated in the first start-up conference organized by PWC “Pitch.Match.Grow”, discussing some of the most important issues around start-up investing in North Macedonia, providing feedback to the...

Manila, The Philippines - 5 March 2019 - SEAF has announced its first investment in the Philippines as SEAF Women’s Opportunity Fund (“SWOF”) has invested in Ellana Cosmetics Pte Ltd (“Ellana Cosmetics”), a fast-growing skin first cosmetics brand established by founder-formulator, Theresa Buenaflor, as a...

Using Gender Lens Investing to Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development Invisible Barriers Women constitute half the population but have long been overlooked as entrepreneurs, employees, and consumers, particularly in developing countries such as those in Southeast Asia, the focus of SEAF’s Women’s Economic Empowerment work....

Jakarta, Indonesia 9 July 2019 SEAF has announced that the SEAF Women’s Opportunity Fund (“SWOF”) has invested in BEAU Artisan Bakers Pte Ltd (“BEAU Bakery”), a leading local artisanal bakery and café founded by Talita Setyadi. BEAU is a specialty bakery café brand focused on producing artisanal...

Five Takeaways from Gender Lens: Closing the SDG Financing Gap and Leaving No One Behind SEAF Managing Director Bob Webster traveled to New York earlier this week to speak at a side session of the UN ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development the main follow-up...

December 13, 2018 SEAF has made Private Equity International's 2019 shortlist for two categories: Frontier Market Firm of the Year and Firm of the year in MENA. SEAF is honored to be nominated in each category, and to be recognized for our commitment to investing in...

December 10, 2018 SEAF is proud to announce that Jennifer Buckley and Roberto Velarde have joined as Senior Managing Directors. Jennifer Buckley joined SEAF in February 2018 and, amongst other responsibilities, leads SEAF’s global women’s economic empowerment and gender equality initiatives. Based in Singapore, Jennifer’s work on...