Meet our Ecosystem
Creating jobs by raising up entrepreneurs in an under-developed country requires a team approach - an entire ecosystem of companies and NGO's.
The partners we work with generally fall into 2 categories:
Capacity Builders are those partners that raise up entrepreneurs through training, mentoring and microfinancing.
These partners tirelessly seek out and encourage people who show an interest in business can benefit from a helping hand. Individuals range from those living in the slums with zero resources to those who may be much better off, but still lack the support needed to launch their business idea.
A listing of some of the partners to CBA is listed below - click on any name to read more:
Passion to Profit
Rose Women's Foundation*
Due Diligence Partners
* these partners are also active in other partner areas listed above
These Capacity Builders serve as the feeder network of investment opportunities and provide services to help facilitate CBA investments - and for this we are very thankful!
SINAPIS is a global faith-based business training organization.
SINAPIS is the key training partner for CBA, providing training for any CBA entrepreneur requiring additional skills.
CBA is the key funding partner for SINAPIS graduates, with early identification of upcoming investment opportunities through engagement in a "pitch day" session for each training cohort.
Funding Partners are those partners that come alongside CBA as:
(ii) Financing Partners or
(iii) Charitable Supporters
to support investment in CBA-targeted entrepreneur companies - - the local Small-to-Middle Sized Enterprises (SME's) that have been vetted & approved by CBA as a fit with our mission of creating employment through investment-supported growth.
Co-investors are those parties that come alongside CBA with investment capital to take a position directly in the SME target company in which CBA is making an equity investment. Co-investors are typically local entities, able to directly hold shares in the target SME company. Co-investors also typically hold a board position together with CBA in that SME company.
Sample co-investor is listed below - click the logo for details
Financing Partners are those parties supplying capital to CBA for onward deployment into SME investments targeted by CBA. 100% of the supplied funds are directed to specific SME investments, as agreed with the Financing Partner.
Typically, CBA holds the equity position in the target company, with a parallel debt agreement covering the Financing Partner's contribution. On return of capital from the SME to CBA, the pro-rata share of that capital is forwarded back to the Financing Partner.
No monies are retained by CBA until full recovery of the original capital supplied has been achieved; after that time profit splits are in accordance with that agreed by CBA and the Financing Partner.
Most Financing Partners find us through the Faith-Driven Investor Marketplace platforms - click the logo below to enter the marketplace, then search for "Christian Business Angels" in the Private Equity Fund section. Since most Financing Partners wish to remain anonymous, we do not provide further information here.
Charitable Supporters are those individuals or entities that support CBA investments with charitable donations of capital. These donations can be related to specific SME investments that Supporters have an interest in, but are often contributions to the central investment fund of CBA. Charitable Supporters are welcome to engage with CBA and the SME target, assisting as a coach or Business Angel.
Click the picture below to view a sample of our current Business Angels. Or, click the button to join as a Charitable Supporter today.