TAEF Fellows Program Student internship 2nd edition

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.


An impact investor
An innovative financier
A committed partner

TAEF intends to strengthen small and medium enterprises, to invest in sustainable growth and to lead to development impact through the entire segment of the SME Tunisian market: microenterprises, family owned small & mid cap SMEs, high growth startups and large cap SMEs.

TAEF is a resource and a partner to its investees contributing in their future with talent, innovation, energy, financial resources, technical assistance support and monitoring.


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.

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 family 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..).



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


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.


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.


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.




Taysir microfinance

Taysir microfinance





Carrelages Choisis de Gabes

Carrelages Choisis de Gabes

Building materials

Water treatment technologies

Water treatment technologies

Water treatment

Rose de sable

Rose de sable





Palais des Lys

Palais des Lys

Fine Pastry

Marion Confection

Marion Confection

Textile industry

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6 March 2018

TAEF participates at the Enterprise fair 2018 in Sfax

Thanks to its participation at the Enterprise Fair 2018 in Sfax, TAEF (Tunisian American Enterprise Fund) has reached more than 100 SMEs, students and young entrepreneurs. The business center of…
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Signing Ceremony
8 February 2018

TAEF invests in microfinance and finances the company CFE up to 12.3 million of Dinars

The Tunisian American Enterprise Fund( TAEF) just announced the transaction closing with the company CFE…
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12 December 2017

CCG Contract Signing Ceremony : Visit of his Excellency the ambassador of the United States of America in the premises of CCG

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