A first of its kind, QR 365m SME Equity program in Qatar, Istithmar aims to support economic diversification by providing growth capital to Qatari entrepreneurs and deploying investments in innovative small enterprises and high-potential medium enterprises.
The aim of the fund is to provide the capital needed for Qatari entrepreneurs or start-up owners. The initiative is designed to encourage new and innovative projects that will contribute to the country’s economic diversification, generating value neutral returns that can be re-invested in subsequent funds to help and support the economy.
The target allocation of the fund is 20% toward innovative small enterprises and 80% towards growing medium enterprises that are using a sector agnostic approach focused on supporting viable businesses with preference for strategic sectors. For additional information, please see the program homepage.