In 2004, SEAF launched the Trans-Andean Early-Stage Fund (TAF), an umbrella fund to invest in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Latin America. TAF made direct investments in promising SMEs, in addition to supporting two country-specific funds—the Fondo Transandino Peru (FTP), and the Fondo Transandino Colombia (FTC), which were founded in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
In 2008, as our original funds in the region became fully invested, SEAF sponsored two additional funds to further expand existing portfolio companies and to invest in new opportunities in Peru and Colombia. These funds the Latam Growth Fund and the Latam Peru Fund enabled SEAF to continue to extend essential expansion capital to SMEs in the region.
In 2017, SEAF launched the SEAF Colombia Agribusiness Fund, based in Bogota. This was followed by the SEAF Caribbean SME Growth Fund in 2019, with headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica and representative offices in Trinidad and Tobago.