Charm is an impact investment platform that crowdsources debt for clean energy startups in developing economies. They use innovative blended finance structures to offer loans from £10,000 - £250,000 for enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia.
Across their target markets, local entrepreneurs have genuine, customer-centric experiences with a variety of critical products and innovations. However, these companies are often too large for micro-finance yet too early for most investors in the industry, leading to financing gaps that prevent both their growth and the development of the sector. Charm is focused relentlessly on supporting early-stage, local entrepreneurs to gain access to finance and develop a credit history in order to grow and scale their businesses.