Beltone Venture capital (SME) is an Egyptian joint stock company incorporated under Capital Market Law No. 95 for the year 1992, licensed by the Financial Regulatory Authority (“FRA”) No. (803) to carry out venture capital activities. Beltone SME provides Revenue-based Financing to Egyptian SMEs seeking growth capital. We support businesses to scale by connecting them to a wide network of advisors and service providers.
Frequently asked questions
Through our experience, we have learned that combining financing with business support is imperative to help sustain and grow your business.
Our product is specifically tailored to form a partnership with the business owners without compromising the entrepreneurs’ ownership and operational control of the business.
Business owners do not need to give up an ownership stake.
- Less expensive than equity
Require lower returns than equity.
- Less restrictive than debt
Fewer covenants and a more suitable security package.
- Operational control
Our capital is non-voting with no requirements for a board seat. We invest in the entrepreneur’s growth plan and execution.
- Limited growth participation
Growth driven by enhanced margins or operational improvements do not increase your payments.
- Faster transaction process
Application-to-Disbursement process spans 60 days, faster than equity investments or bank loans.
- True partnership
Since royalty payments are directly tied to the company’s success, our interests are aligned. During challenging periods, payments automatically decrease.
We support entrepreneur-owned and managed businesses across a range of sectors and business stages including healthcare, education, agribusiness, manufacturing, food & beverage, construction , wholesale & retail, professional services, among others.
We support businesses complying with applicable environmental, legal, and social requirements (ESG) as we understand our fiduciary duty to drive positive change in our community.
For more information on whether your business qualifies for our financing, please contact us.
We target entrepreneurs/business owners who are committed to, and involved in, all aspects of their business and have the relevant experience or track record.
The businesses we invest in are owned and managed by Egyptians with a proven record of generating revenues and sufficient free cash flow to meet its financial obligations.
The company must have a track record/proof of concept with monthly recurring revenue for at least six months prior to their application with Beltone SME.