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Bowman Cutter, TAEF chairman statement at the US Congressional hearing on enterprise funds

Tunisia is strategically important…if you run down the list of the kinds of things that you use it as indicators of countries you ought to invest in...

 

Innovative, inclusive and multidimensional investment philosophy for development and growth.

Since incorporation, TAEF implemented a distinctive investment strategy and invested in a large range of small and medium enterprises.

 

80 million dollars Committed for growth.

80 million dollars to stimulate economic development and job creation by investing in Tunisian businesses throughout the country.

 

A unique
investment approach.

TAEF invests in the growth of Tunisian businesses : microenterprises, small mid cap SMEs and some larger SMEs.
We apply innovative financing mechanisms and techniques targeted to the companies’ size and life stage whether early, growth & development or maturity.

 

TAEF Fellows Program Student internship

The Tunisian American Enterprise Fund (TAEF) Fellows is a unique internship program launched in 2017 specifically for students interested in supporting SME (small and medium enterprises) growth in Tunisia. It is designed to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs and business people while providing talented interns to TAEF investees to work on pre-selected, intensive projects.

Driving force
for economic growth

The Tunisian American Enterprise Fund intends to strengthen small and medium enterprises, invest in sustainable growth, and create greater opportunities for Tunisians, with special focus on women, youth and investments in the interior regions.

A unique
investment approach

TAEF invests in the whole segment of the SME market in Tunisia: microentreprises, traditional familly owned and small mid cap SMEs, startups and the high end segment of SMEs.

TAEF invests also through the whole lifecycle of the enterprises at various stages : from early and startup, to growth development and maturity.
TAEF invests directly in SMEs and through financial institutions (microfinance institutions, PE funds, co-investment structure..).

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Microbusiness

TAEF invests in select microfinance institutions (MFIs) that provide loans to working Tunisian microentrepreneurs throughout the county.

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Small and mid cap SMEs

TAEF’s SME platform meets the growth needs of traditional family owned SME’s through debt, equity and mezzanine financing.

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High Growth Startups

TAEF’s high growth startups financial investment platform is to provide acceleration investments & seed funds to Tunisian startups on the cusp of rapid growth combined to a second round of venture capital funds.

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Large cap SMEs

TAEF invests in large cap SMEs through several innovative financing approaches.

We are a partner and a ressource to our investees investing in their future with talent, energy, financial resources, technical assistance support and monitoring.

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