OUR APPROACH

We believe that the rapid growth needed to make Sri Lanka a High-Income Country will be fueled by Mid-Market Firms

Small and Medium Enterprises are the Backbone of the Economy

A robust SME sector is a characteristic of successful economies across the world. But small and medium-sized businesses often struggle to access the finance and expertise necessary to grow market reach, and growth will always be limited while depending on a consumer base of 21 million.

17%

On average, only ~17% of a Sri Lankan medium-sized business’s revenue comes from foreign sales

Source: Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka 

The [email protected] platform will focus on enabling rapid growth for Sri Lanka’s mid-market firms, including helping them become less dependent on the domestic market for revenue.

We understand that mid-sized firms face many obstacles to growth

The [email protected] Platform provides high-quality, critical business advisory services to support firms to overcome those hurdles

Our Values

Inclusivity

Support of traditionally under-served groups - whether in terms of region, gender, or other factors - will be a focus of this platform.

22%–39%

22% to 39% of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Sri Lanka are owned by women

Source: Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka 

27Bn

The unmet financing need of women-owned MSMEs in South Asia is USD 27Bn

Source: World Bank

Excellence

With digital democratization, the advantage is no longer necessarily with the large player. Agile entrants are delivering excellence and disrupting large incumbents across industries and geographies.

There is a plethora of high-caliber support available for startups (accelerators etc.) and large enterprises (consultants etc.), but mid-market firms get lost in between our aim is to change that.​