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SEAF Women’s Opportunity Fund Invests in Philippines-based Ellana Cosmetics

Manila, The Philippines – 5 March 2020 – 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…

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United Nations ESCAP and SEAF Partner To Unlock US$150 Million In Capital To Advance Women Entrepreneurship In Asia

Bangkok, Thailand – March 4, 2020 – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) have formalized a partnership to catalyze women’s entrepreneurship through impact investing in Asia. The partners will work to…

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SEAF Selected for ImpactAssets 50 2020

Washington, DC –  February 24, 2020 – SEAF is pleased to announce that it has been selected, for the seventh time, as a member of the 2020 class of ImpactAssets 50. Now in its ninth year, the Impact Assets 50 (IA 50) was the industry’s…

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ADN Telecom, SEAF Bangladesh Ventures Portfolio Company, Begins Trading on Bangladesh Stock Market

ADN Telecom Ltd., a portfolio company of SEAF Bangladesh Ventures LLC, made its debut trading on Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) on the 6th of January 2020. The company raised BDT 570 Mn ($6.7 Mn) from the public market in the…

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SEAF Managing Director Receives Award from Sir Ronald Cohen Recognizing Colombia as a Member of the GSG

Bogota, Colombia – February 13, 2020 – In November of 2019, SEAF Managing Director Mauricio Samper, head of the SEAF Colombia Agribusiness Fund, received an award signifying Colombia’s acceptance to the global network of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG).  The prestigious award was…

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SEAF Colombia Agribusiness Fund Invests in Kingo, Leading Renewable Energy Company in Latin America

Bogota, Colombia – February 12, 2020  – The SEAF Colombia Agribusiness Fund is pleased to announce it has closed an investment in Kingo, a renewable energy company dedicated to installing, distributing and maintaining prepaid solar energy to homes and businesses in communities beyond the reach of…

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SEAF Signs the Operating Principles for Impact Management

Washington, DC – February 6, 2020 – SEAF, a pioneer in impact investment in emerging and frontier markets for over thirty years, has signed on to the Operating Principles for Impact Management (“Principles”). The official signing was celebrated today at the International Finance Corporation (IFC)….

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SEAF Morocco Growth Fund Invests in SOWIT, an Agritech Company Specializing in Precision Agriculture for Africa

Morocco – December 16, 2019 – SEAF is pleased to announce that the SEAF Morocco Growth Fund (SMGF) has completed its fourth investment with its acquisition of a stake in SOWIT, a company utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning to implement precision agriculture in Africa. SOWIT…

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