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Seeding Women Empowerment in South and Southeast Asia

The purpose of the IIX Growth Fund (IGF) is to seed women empowerment through the strategic deployment of equity and debt finance to enterprises advancing the empowerment and resilience of women as business leaders, business owners, suppliers, or employees. By financing the growth of these entities, IIX promotes the development of an ecosystem of women-focused enterprises that can ultimately leverage other sustainable finance products to continue fueling their growth and impact by accessing the global capital markets

Filling the Gender Funding Gap

Women-focused SMEs have historically received less funding than their peers, and the vast majority of transactions supporting women-led SMEs take place in the Global North. This has created a large funding gap for SMEs driving women empowerment in South and Southeast Asia, where women control a majority of household buying and represent the majority of the workforce, but are often overlooked in the business and investment space. Many women-focused SMEs are brimming with innovative business models addressing critical issues such as energy access, food security, climate change, healthcare, education, and inequality. The IIX Growth Fund strategically deploys capital to support the growth of these entities, filling the funding gap and accelerating inclusive growth in the region.

Investment Strategy

Investment Themes


IGF invests in women-focused SMEs in the early growth and scale up stages. Investments may take the form of equity, quasi-equity, or debt.  IGF provides active post-investment support to portfolio companies. All investments include pre-agreed social or environmental impact targets. Impact considerations will inform the Fund’s decisions throughout – from investment selection to exit.


IGF is strategically well placed to leverage IIX’s track record in capital placement and investment advisory in the impact sector including a unique proprietary impact enterprise pipeline, strong local networks in its target countries, experience in evaluating and assessing impact, and deep relationships with large VC / PE funds / family offices and institutions in the region.

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