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Investing in Women Case Study Series: Patamar Capital

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Investing in Women Case Study Series: Patamar Capital

Investing in Women Case Study Series: Patamar Capital

In order to increase funding for women’s SMEs, Investing in Women (IW) is working with four reputable global impact investors with ties in South East Asia: Capital 4 Development Partners, Patamar Capital, Root Capital and the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds.

This case study is part of a series of case studies detailing IW’s blended finance structures with these partners.  It highlights their achievements and discusses key learnings in mobilising more capital for women’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In particular, this document provides an overview, progress to date and key learnings of IW’s partnership with Patamar Capital.

Patamar is a social venture capital firm with a mission to unlock better economic opportunities for Asia’s low-income communities. The firm aims for superior returns for its partners by investing in and supporting early-stage, high-growth companies in solving some of South and South East Asia’s most pervasive problems at scale.

In partnership with IW, Patamar Capital has invested in women’s SMEs and incorporated a gender lens through its Accelerator Program. Patamar Capital / Kinara investment activities have been able to strengthen IW’s understanding and strategy to help women’s SMEs launch, grow, prepare for and receive investment capital.



  • IW – innovative blended finance structure with Patamar
  • Patamar Investing in Women Fund
  • Investment activity to date
  • Gender Lens Action Plan
  • Patamar Gender Lens investing – Key learnings to date
  • IW’s key insights on gender lens investing
  • EY insights on gender lens investing
  • Investing in Women’s achievements to date
  • EY as Advisor to IW
  • Contacts
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