Startup funding & business financing

As an entrepreneur or business owner, getting the capital you need to grow and scale your business is one of the biggest challenges. Accelerate SME gives you access to a growing network of leading financing providers – from banks to venture capital and private equity.

We help you find the right funding option to suit your unique business needs. We’ve got you covered, whether you’re looking for:

How it works

  1. Get instant access

    Sign up and instantly start browsing available funding options from providers

  2. Compare funding options

    Transparently review and compare rates and eligibility to help you find the right funding solution for your needs

  3. One-click apply

    When you’re ready, simply click apply and complete your profile and application, attaching any documents needed

  4. Get your answer

    The financing provider will get back to you within the timeframe committed; and we hold them to it!

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Fast-track your application with our trust rating

Get your funding application fast-tracked when you earn the Accelerate SME Trust Rating. Simply provide a few key financial metrics and your company’s latest annual financial statement to get your score.

Powered by Thomson Reuters StarMine®, the algorithm mirrors the credit check process and gives the financing provider an accurate indicator of your company’s financial health to help them fast-track their decision.

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Alternative Investment Opportunity for SMEs - MENA

Investing USD 5-25 million in SMEs with promising growth potential and/or proven cash generating abilities operating across the MENA region.


Early Stage & Seed Funding - MENA

Early stage and seed investment up to USD 1.5 million by Beirut-based venture capital firm Phoenician Funds.


Early & Growth Stage Investment - MENA

Middle East-focused venture capital firm that invests in the early and growth stages of innovative tech companies in the Middle East.


Seed Capital from Angel Group - MENA

MENA-focused angel group investing in new business ventures looking to raise seed capital ranging from USD 250,000 to 1 million.


Early-Stage Startup Investment - MENA

Wilbe Ventures is a global angel group and co-working space with a presence in the major startup capitals of the world and a large network of professionals.


Angel Investor Pitching Opportunity - Dubai

Pitching opportunity in Dubai for exposure to the world’s most active angel network


Seed & Series A Funding for Tech Startups - MENA

Startup teams in TURN8 are fueled with investment, mentorship, training and year-long business development support. The fund is comprised of a growth accelerator program complemented by a follow-on investment fund.


Early-Stage Funding Platform - MENA

Lead Angels is a Mena-focused early stage sector agnostic funding platform for companies looking to raise $500k-$2m+ in exchange for equity or convertible debt.


Factoring & Supply Chain Finance - UAE

DS-Concept is an international trade finance provider that specializes in export/domestic factoring and supply chain finance. We finance small- and medium-sized enterprises around the globe selling tangible goods. We also provide credit protection, collection services, and receivables management.