At the New Africa Hotel in Dar es Salaam city center on the 19th of June; the ‘SME Impact Fund’ was launched by Match Maker Group. The veteran Tanzanian entrepreneur and Guest of Honor for the event Dr Reginald Mengi graced the occasion.
Match Maker Group (MMG) currently houses two companies namely Match Maker Associates Ltd (MMA) and Match Maker Fund Management (MMFM) with the older of the two MMA having dealt with consulting services for agribusiness in Tanzania for over ten years.
“Match Maker Associates is the backbone of the group’s initiative. Starting as a private sector consulting and training outfit in 2003, by Henri Van Der Land & myself, 10 years later we have seen great growth both in terms of products and clientele. MMA offers its services mainly in the East and Southern Africa Region and to date over 140 consultancies and trainings have been completed by MMA in over 15 countries.” explained Mr Peniel Uliwa one of the Managing Partners of Match Maker Group in the introductory speeches at the event.
Match Maker Fund Management Ltd was registered in 2011 with the mission of empowering emerging businesses in Africa; to grow with effective impact in their value chain by delivering advisory and financial services in an innovative and entrepreneurial manner. The ‘SME Impact Fund’ is registered in the Netherlands where MMFM is contracted to take care of the business interests of the ‘SME Impact Fund’ in Tanzania.