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Edge Growth drives development of green SMEs
The 2nd edition of Africa's Green Economy Summit took place recently, a platform which saw the continent’s major sustainability thought leaders explore the green investments potential and instruments to mobilise funding in combatting climate change and fostering a more sustainable and inclusive future. Small business development specialist, Edge Growth, participated at the summit for the first time, and sponsored one of the pitching sessions which covered key themes of recycling and waste management businesses, green hydrogen initiatives, and e-mobility operations. 28 Mar 2024 Read more

SME development and its ability to retain social licences in mining
Recent Africa Mining Indaba highlights need for investing in SME growth within mining sector 26 Feb 2024 Read more

What a more robust SME sector means in 2024
It has been mentioned often that small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the single most powerful source of job creation and upliftment, especially here in South Africa where high unemployment is such a stark reality. It just makes so much sense to grow a more robust SME sector in South Africa, bringing with it a myriad of benefits for our people and our economy. Sadly, without considerable support, most small businesses fail within the first two years. 22 Feb 2024 Read more

Susan Moloisane joins Edge Growth Solutions as chief executive
Susan Moloisane joined the Edge Growth Solutions business unit as chief executive on 1 September this year. In the past three months, she has shown herself to be the ideal fit for Edge Growth, given her extensive experience in strategy, organisational development, and data, underpinned by her genuine passion for the SME development space. 11 Dec 2023 Read more

Empowering entrepreneurs and economies: Edge Growth releases 2023 Impact Report
Small business development specialist, Edge Growth, has released an inaugural Impact Report to provide partners and stakeholders with a detailed analysis of the positive social and economic upliftment made through their efforts to facilitate and enhance job creation. 5 Dec 2023 Read more

Rentoza secures funding from Vumela Enterprise Development Fund and Edge Growth
Capital injection to lead to highly anticipated expansion of SA's first pure play subscription model for digital goods and appliances. 21 Sep 2023 Read more

The quest is on to transform small businesses into long term success stories
Qualifying SMEs urged to apply for Quest Ultra Challenge. 14 Sep 2023 Read more

'You can't be it if you can't see it' The need to support women-owned SMEs
As the new chief executive of Edge Growth's Ventures business, Janice Johnston is passionate about developing and cultivating SMEs. This Women's Month, she highlights the need to support and uplift women entrepreneurs in South Africa. 18 Aug 2023 Read more

Empowering entrepreneurs towards investment-readiness
There is no shortage of investors with a strong desire to invest in innovative products and services - the challenge is finding and partnering with businesses that are investor ready. 2 Aug 2023 Read more

Edge Growth Ventures announces new CEO
Leading South African SME development specialist and impact investor, Edge Growth, has announced Janice Johnston as the new chief executive of its Ventures business. 18 Jul 2023 Read more

100% Black female owned construction company secures funding
Oakantswe Construction and Projects, a 100% Black female owned and managed electrical contracting firm, has secured funding from The Abadali Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), which is administered by Edge Growth. 5 May 2023 Read more

Edge Growth appoints new chief investment officer to drive expansion strategy into Africa
Shrivar Mohan has been appointed as the new chief investment officer for Edge Growth's ventures business unit. Edge Growth is a leading South African SME development specialist and impact investor that unlocks growth constraints for progressive entrepreneurs by facilitating access to funding, access to markets and small business development programmes. 24 Apr 2023 Read more

Load shedding continues to put a real damper on small business, says SME development specialist
SMEs need support to grow and create measurable and meaningful impact. According to Statistics South Africa, the official unemployment rate released this week has eased marginally to 32.7%. While this is fairly positive news, the fact that over 700,000 graduates and young people are applying for social development grants has once again highlighted the need to support and develop South Africa's SMEs. 31 Mar 2023 Read more

Family run butchery business 'meats' funding requirements for expansion
Locally owned township businesses creating meaningful impact in communities. 4 Oct 2022 Read more

Join the next cohort of accounting entrepreneurs on a growth trajectory!
The FNB Xero Programme for Accounting Practices returns to help 15 #entrepreneurs propel their businesses to the next level! 21 Sep 2022 Read more

Interior construction and fitout company gets investment boost
The Vumela Fund, established by FNB Business and Edge Growth, today announced a new investment in TSK Interiors, one of South Africa's leading black-owned commercial interior fitout and construction companies. 25 Aug 2022 Read more

Edge Growth appointed to manage the SAB Thrive Fund
Partnering to transform the supply chain of SA's landmark brewery 17 Dec 2021 Read more

New investment in homegrown technology providing water to communities in need
The Vumela Fund, established by FNB Business and Edge Growth, has announced a new investment in Kusini Water, a cleantech enterprise that provides clean drinking water to local communities and corporates by manufacturing mobile, solar-powered water purification systems made from locally sourced macadamia nut shells and nanotechnology. 2 Dec 2021 Read more

Transport company secures funding to expand
Investment into DKN unlocks opportunities within hard hit transport and logistics sector 23 Nov 2021 Read more

Edge Growth to administer J.P. Morgan's groundbreaking Abadali EEIP Fund
Qualifying small businesses urged to apply! 30 Aug 2021 Read more

Homegrown battery manufacturer secures R20m investment
Boost for local champion bringing innovative, local and trusted battery storage solutions for African energy needs
 3 Aug 2021 Read more

Rand Pharmaceuticals on their way to rapid growth
Vumela announces an exciting investment in healthcare 27 May 2021 Read more

Kombo King turns up the heat
The Vumela Fund announces an investment in innovative food technology 5 May 2021 Read more

Inoxico enables sustainable business growth
Credit-focused fintech helps drive better business decisions 23 Feb 2021 Read more

BICS ticks all the boxes for expansion
CCBSA SME Fund backs laboratory supplies company 3 Dec 2020 Read more

Using business as a catalyst for positive social change
Vumela Fund announces Letsema investment 6 Nov 2020 Read more

Big boost for chemical services company
Massive Quantum set to expand from 2020 29 Jul 2020 Read more

Sea Monster makes a huge splash
Animation and gaming company partners with Edge Growth and FirstRand's Vumela Fund to unlock digital solutions 15 Jul 2020 Read more

Refueling Belfast's economy: Entrepreneurial team makes its mark on the map
Edge Growth is pleased to announce that the Edge Action Fund has awarded a debt loan investment to Engen Belfast, a wholly black-women-owned company that is bringing jobs and income to Belfast, a small town in Mpumalanga. 3 Jun 2020 Read more

Syafunda e-learning goes free
SA EduTech company makes online learning possible for rural students 22 May 2020 Read more

FirstRand's Vumela Fund and ProfitShare Partners assist SMEs in supplying essential items for Covid-19
The Edge Growth-managed Vumela Fund recently invested a R25-million funding line in ProfitShare Partners, a fintech business that provides short-term capital solutions, to specifically help SMEs who supply and deliver essentials in the fight against Covid-19. 11 May 2020 Read more

Get government, corporate support to survive Covid-19: spend 5-min doing your bit
The impact of Covid-19 on your business needs no introduction to you. Suffice it to say 75% of SMEs expect to lose 30% of revenue over the next three to six months, and 30% are at risk of running out of cash within three months. 31 Mar 2020 Read more

The #Covid-19 Survival Toolkit for the small business
Covid-19 is causing widespread devastation to small businesses 30 Mar 2020 Read more

Vumela Fund makes substantial investment in fintech disruptor, Profitshare Partners
The Vumela Fund, managed by Edge Growth Ventures, is proud to announce that it will be forwarding a R25m capital line to ProfitShare Partners (PSP). 5 Nov 2019 Read more

Vumela funds Giraffe - A game-changer in the recruitment industry
Recruiting more quality staff faster and more affordably using mobile technology 20 Apr 2018 Read more

Edge Action gives R10m funding line to ProfitShare Partners
ProfitShare Partners can enable corporates to maximise their social impact with its collaborative partner, Edge Growth. The companies recently signed an agreement that has released a R10m funding line for ProfitShare Partners to finance deals with SMEs who are aligned with the fund's corporate transformation objectives. 28 Feb 2018 Read more

African Rainbow Capital acquires a substantial stake in Edge Growth
As a long-standing leader in the field of Enterprise and Supplier Development, Edge Growth has always been driven by a mandate to comply to both the letter and the spirit of transformation in South Africa. "For years, we have worked determinedly to match large enterprises with growing SMEs in mutually beneficial relationships that create jobs and fight poverty," says Edge Growth Managing Director, Dan Hatfield. It should come as no surprise that African Rainbow Capital's investment in Edge Growth would also be the catalyst of an exciting new phase of growth in our organisation. 13 Jul 2017 Read more

Enabling small and medium enterprises one transaction at a time
Growth in the SMME sector is possible when industry game changers partner to drive solutions with measurable impact. Edge Growth is a dynamic, long-term impact investing company that provides holistic solutions that caters for the needs of corporates and entrepreneurs. ProfitShare Partners is an innovative funding solutions company that partners with SMMEs to deliver on their purchase orders or contracts. Both driven by their vision to bridge the gap in the market, this strategic partnership is set to empower SMMEs to become sustainable by focussing on solutions that address the intricate challenges that they face. 29 Jun 2017 Read more

WEF Africa's inclusive economic growth target achievable with three-dimensional investing
With the volatility of the global economy and the increasing social sensibility of shareholder communities, smart fund managers have started to consider including a clear component of shared value within their asset portfolios. This is driving significant interest in Impact Investing with the term having gained further momentum since the Global Impact Investing Network ("GIIN") was conceived in October 2007. 24 May 2017 Read more

Vumela invests in mobile technology for community based frontline workers
Vumela, a fund managed by FNB and Edge Growth, is proud to announce a R16m equity investment in Mobenzi, a mobile first technology company enabling greater efficiency in deploying donor funding to global social impact programmes. 2 May 2017 Read more

Vumela Fund backing creates significant social impact
Vumela, a fund managed by FNB and Edge Growth, is proud to announce a R15m debt investment in Nova Pioneer, an independent school network offering excellent enquiry-based education. 2 May 2017 Read more