Many at times, some industries take on the roles of supporting SME’s that are goal oriented. In the country today, we can hardly think of any Institution that takes on that responsibility without mentioning “Ventures Platform”.
Ventures Platform pioneered by Kola Aina and assisted by Kayode Oyewole, is an institution that has invested over time since its Debut in 2016 not less than 28 companies that dabble in various areas, such as; Healthcare, Financial services, Agriculture, Education, Big Date alongside with Internet Infrastructure.
A few that they have invested in are; Paystack, Tizeti, Piggy Vest, Reliance HMO, Thrive Agric, Seamless HR, Trove Finance, etc.
Although Ventures Platform is very liberal in funding SME’s they also have their terms and conditions or their attracting factors, that is, those things that could motivate them into funding.
They are interested in businesses that can move market, businesses that have growth potential. If an SME has a great team, along with a great market and market strategy they would also be willing to fund. Although there are some roadblocks they might encounter, like funding a business and ending up being at a loss. They consider this a “learning curve”
Their investment funds ranges form 20,000 dollars – 200,000 dollars. A determining factor for the investment is ‘Tested and Trusted’ the feedback gotten from those who have tried whatever the SME has to offer and there is positive feedback, would therefore prompt funding. Their main aim is to attempt to get the company from a zero to hundred level.
Any SME company attempting to attain greater heights can reach out to them via their website.