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Impact Starter allows you to invest in innovative Zambian social businesses. It enables you to review, select and undertake due diligence online accessing opportunities that suit your investment criteria, according to sector and your appetite for risk, returns and impact.

Impact Starter is not a crowdfunding platform and does not directly handle investments. Instead we act as an easy to use marketplace for investors to review current investment opportunities as if you had a local office in Zambia. Through our screening and technical assistance programme we remove many of the barriers investors face in sourcing truly investment ready businesses.

Investors will be expected to conduct their own due diligence and negotiation of investment terms.

 

Step 1: PIPELINE SCREENING

ICA and PEPZ identify, screen and manage its pipeline of investment opportunities according to ICA's investment criteria.

Step 2: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (TA): GETTING INVESTMENT READY

Our team of investment professionals engage with each shortlisted company to identify their investment readiness. Those who require technical assistance work with appointed investment advisors, Open Capital Advisors (OCA), Kukula Capital (Kukula), or PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to prepare them for investment.

Step 3: LIST ON IMPACT STARTER

Businesses are supported in the process of developing an Impact Starter profile, immediately giving them access to ICA delegate investors.

Step 4: INVESTOR REVIEW AND DUE DILIGENCE

Delegates have a chance to review listed investment opportunities based on investment preferences, appraise due diligence documents in a secure data room, engage with the company directly, and ask questions of the entrepreneurs.

Step 5: IMPACT CAPITAL AFRICA EVENT

During the ICA event investors and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to meet, conduct site visits, discuss syndicated investment and close deals. Investment advisors will be on hand to support Zambian entrepreneurs through the investment process.

OUR FEES

ICA and PEPZ do not charge any fees for the use of Impact Starter.
 

TA Fee: Investment advisors charge businesses a flat rate fee to gain access to their services, of which 75% is subsidised by PEPZ.

Success Fee: Investment advisors charge a 3-4% success fee upon close of an investment deal.