SME working capital alternatives

Location: GrowthAfrica
Start date: 23.06.2016
End date: 23.06.2016
Application deadline: 23.06.2016
Price: Free

GrowthAfrica and Umati Capital would like to invite all startups and businesses that are looking for working capital alternatives to take their businesses and ventures to the next phase of growth.

You will be able to know what it takes to borrow money against your invoices and get financing in a couple of days.

Are you a small business?

  • Selling agricultural-based products from food to non-food, e.g. textile/apparel/fashion, cosmetics, or;
  • Selling frequently, i.e. at least monthly if not weekly, or;
  • Selling to institutional buyers like retailers or other end-buyers and ideally overseas, or;
  • Are you trying to access timely capital to expand your business, hire more employees, or buy materials in bulk? This event is for you!

Short Bio:

Ivan Mbowa is the CEO and Co-Founder of Umati Capital, a financial services company that aims at changing ways through which entrepreneurs can access finance using innovative technologies.Along with over 8 years experience working in various areas cutting across treasury, operations, credit risk management, investment banking and financial institutions banking, Ivan worked with Citigroup as a Senior Relationship Manager and Assistant Vice President in various African Countries.

He completed the Chartered Financial Analyst Level 1 Certification and is also qualified in U.K. Financial Services Authority Threshold Competence Level 2. He also holds a BA in Economics Cum Laude and BA in International Relations Cum Laude from Tufts University (US).

Umati Capital is a non-bank financial institution that provides credit and related payment technologies in Kenya.

Umati provides working capital to small businesses that purchase raw inputs from primary agricultural providers, process and sell those inputs to downstream buyers including the largest retail chains in East Africa. With its current operations in Kenya, Umati intends to scale out this model across Africa to reach the vast majority of small and growing businesses that are underserved by existing financial services providers.

WHEN: Thursday, 23rd June 2016

WHERE: GrowthAfrica Offices, 5th Floor 843 Lenana Towers, Lenana Road Kilimani

TIME: 2:00PM – 4:30PM

For more information please call: +254 724 151 924 or +254 733 151 924 or

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