The investment readiness TA was designed to support SGBs as they work to become investment ready and assist investors in building an investment pipeline.
The post-investment TA provided business support to social impact entrepreneurs who receive investment funds. This business support was designed to help mitigate risks for investors and support more resilient growth for social impact enterprises. It was also intended to help SGBs move from one round of funding to the next more successfully. RISE accessed full-cost, general, and specialized consultancies as well as pro-and low-bono alternatives.
The RISE TA facility as a multi-investor, multi-sector standalone facility served as a one-stop shop where businesses could access various forms of support through a pool of vetted consultants.
The TA is a discounted repayable grant and TA repayments go into a revolving fund that can be recycled to help other companies. This allowed entrepreneurs to access TA when they needed it but paid for it as their business grew and /or received investment. RISE was designed to be a platform through which additional donors – bilaterals, foundations, corporates, and others – could channel funds to support social impact entrepreneurs and impact investors. This created flexibility in programming and allowed RISE to take on new intervention areas as strategic market needs were identified, and funds became available. Two areas of potential expansion included gender lens investing support and entrepreneurship ecosystem building.