Innovative Finance

We act as a matchmaker and trusted advisory partner to help investors invest with impact in emerging markets.

matching investors with opportunities

Resonance helps investors find opportunities, and entrepreneurs unlock the finance they need to scale.

A growing number of investors, companies, and donors are looking to invest with impact in frontier markets. There is significant opportunity – an ever-evolving landscape of innovators and entrepreneurs who need capital to seed and grow bold new solutions. But these innovators still struggle to secure appropriate finance, and investors face significant challenges as they work to identify and screen scalable investment opportunities. Resonance has the networks and expertise to connect the dots.

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How We Can Help

Resonance has the network and expertise to make investments count in emerging markets.

Finance or Investment Strategy

Resonance helps clients develop tailored and actionable finance or impact investment strategies in frontier markets, guided by realities on the ground. We map the opportunity landscape, lead co-creation workshops, and develop detailed implementation plans to help our clients invest with impact or secure the finance they need.

Transaction Advisory

Resonance leverages our significant sectoral and field experience to develop, source, and screen a pipeline of impact investing opportunities for our clients. We also provide entrepreneur-investor matchmaking and fundraising services for target geographies, development sectors, or supply chains.

Investment Structuring

Resonance helps our clients structure investments, including developing viable financial models, negotiating term sheets, and assessing appropriate legal structures. We also help our partners assess, design, and structure innovative development finance mechanisms, such as results-based financing, development impact bonds/pay-for-success contracts, and loan guarantees.

Capacity Building

We lead trainings and co-design services focused on innovative finance mechanisms, helping our clients navigate and adopt cutting-edge financing tools to drive impact. For entrepreneurs, we facilitate linkages to a suite of acceleration and incubation services; and we offer direct support in market analysis, business planning, and leadership development, to help businesses grow and meet their financing goals.

Elina Sarkisova

Meet with Elina Sarkisova, Senior Manager for Impact Investing, about Resonance’s work in Innovative Finance.

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