WELCOME TO MOVEMENT CAPITAL
We began as Homestrings, a small idea with a big mission, to facilitate African Diaspora investment and make a difference back home. It was born of my frustration at being unable to invest in the mining industry privatisation in Guinea, where my father had worked his entire life.
I was not alone. Thirty million Africans live abroad and carry in them the desire to participate in Africa’s growth story. Since we began in 2012, our 5,000 members have helped raise $25M of investment in 35 deals across 12 countries in Africa. Now it’s time to take our mission to the rest of the world’s Emerging Markets.
With the launch of Movement Capital, we plan to take our mission to the 250 million Diasporans globally and include a broader community of people who are keen to invest with Purpose, Passion and for Profit in Emerging and Frontier Markets. There is a $2.2 trillion funding gap among SMEs in Emerging Markets, so we have a lot of work to do. We hope you will join us in order to support companies and projects which aim to generate returns and regenerate regions, because that way everybody wins.
This is an Open Beta launch, so take a look around and let us know what you think. We’re continually working to improve things and will be adding many new features during the short term but now is the time we’d love to hear from you.
We are excited about the new investment opportunities on the platform. We also have a robust pipeline for 2017. Many companies still have roots in Africa but we now have several EIS eligible investments, with operations spanning from Brazil to Malaysia. There is hopefully something of interest for you, across FinTech, Education Tech, Music Streaming, eco-friendly Luxury goods, ethically sourced Healthfood & Beauty, Boutique Hotels and even the Uber of tractors in Africa!
Full investment functionality will follow soon in 2017. As you log onto our new site, it may take a moment to sign up again. Your early support is a vital factor in us reaching a successful new launch.
Let me know what you think via tellEric@wearemovement.com and if you know others who would appreciate this early opportunity, please feel free to spread the word.
Thank you for sharing this with me. I’m thrilled that you’re a part of our mission that is Movement Capital.