IM Fndng groups IM Ventures, a $38M program funded under USAID Lebanon Investment Initiative (LII), and IM Capital, a $20M program funded under USAID MENA Investment Initiative (MENA-II).
Both programs contribute to the development of the Lebanese entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing Matching Capital, Equity Guarantee and Technical Assistance to a broad spectrum of businesses ranging from seed stage to growth phase, as well as to investors in Lebanon.
The BerytechBeat chats with Corine Kiame, Chief Investment Officer at IM Fndng. Corine walks us through her journey in finding her true passion for finance at a very young age, learning how to operate in crisis early in her career, and growing her insensitivity to numbers.
She gives us valuable insights on IM Fndng’s quick response post-blast, resorting to unorthodox methods in raising investments during COVID and working on a dedicated program for funding solar energy.
About the Podcast
The BerytechBeat podcast interviews Lebanon’s most inspiring founders, operators, investors, and innovators. They share their stories of entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, and fundraising. They also dive into their personal journeys of growth, setbacks, failures, and learnings. Berytech has catalyzed the creation of the Lebanese entrepreneurial ecosystem since its launch in 2002, and in the last 20 years has supported 5000+ entrepreneurs including 1700+ startups and SMEs to start, grow and scale. Show host, Maya Rahal, is Berytech’s Director of Communication and has spent 12+ years supporting and enabling entrepreneurs in Lebanon.