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Launch of new version of online platform JoussourINVEST

January 20, 2023

(TAP) - The launch of the new version of the 1st Tunisian online financing platform specialising in equity and quasi-equity investment, JoussourINVEST.tn was announced at a workshop held on January 18, at the Tunis Stock Exchange.

Launched in September 2020, JoussourINVEST plays the role of a MARKETPLACE to connect capital investors and SMEs seeking funding, in order to strengthen and support their growth. To better meet users' expectations and provide them with a better experience, several improvements have been made, such as automating the matching between the specificities of the investment file and the investment strategy of the Investment Funds and Investors. As a result, the matchmaking process is smarter and more accurate, thereby maximising funding opportunities.

In addition, this version will offer a functional optimisation and an improvement of the technical use as a tool for decision support.

JoussourINVEST.tn is the result of a partnership between the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), the Tunis Stock Exchange (TSE) and the Tunisian Association of Capital Investors (ATIC). This project was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Tunisia JOBS program. Currently, the marketplace has registered more than 2,800 SMEs and 61 active investors. Nearly 500 applications have been submitted, 36 of which have been closed positively with more than TND 80 million invested.

Director General of the Caisse Des Dépôts et Consignations, Néjia Gharbi, said 'JoussourINVEST.tn allows all Tunisian SMEs to submit their files in a simple, fast and free way.

The matching SMEs / investors increasingly smart in this new version is done directly, without intermediaries. The companies registered on the platform thus gain in visibility, they will be accessible to the investors of the place in a simple click.'

Director General of the Tunis Stock Exchange, Bilel Sahnoun, said that the MARKETPLACE which brings together both investors and companies, can promote and prepare the success of exit operations of investors and particularly managers of investment funds and SICAR. As such the new Alternative Market, and after the finalisation of the regulation and the technical and operational aspects, is currently at the disposal of investors and companies to find the adequate, transparent, fast and lower-cost financing.

President of ATIC, Mohamed Salah FRAD, said the main changes introduced on JoussourINVEST relate to the features to better meet the expectations of users of the financing platform to search, share and have the information they need to make more relevant contacts and engage in more efficient business flows.

'With the introduction of new filters, investors will now be able to better target the SMEs they want to fund and in particular those that fit their investment strategies. We have also improved the management of alerts in order to inform and alert the platform's users more effectively of the financing opportunities that are created,' he added.

This workshop was also an opportunity to share success stories born thanks to JoussourINVEST.tn.

Faiez Rouissi, Architect and Developer of the Green Hills Resort Project stressed that 'the project consists of an ecological spa located in Bni M'tir offering 3 types of accommodation (chalets, double rooms and suites). This project aims to achieve energy autonomy from renewable energy and respect the environment, protect nature and participate in inclusive sustainable development.

For the financial needs of the project, which are significant, we used the JoussourInvest platform, which allowed us to get in touch with the investor 'CDC Gestion' who believed in the project and ended up contributing to its financing. Moreover, we will not hesitate to apply a second time via the platform for a possible extension. We encourage any SME looking for financing in such a safe and efficient way to use the JoussourInvest platform.

Mohamed Ali Selmi co-founder of the company KACO said 'with my partners Malek Othmen and Houssem Lahbecha, we founded our company KACO, specializing in the manufacture of electrical accumulators. Recently, we launched our first prototype of 100% Tunisian electric scooter.

It is both an innovative product in terms of ecology and economy.

Thanks to the JoussourInvest platform, we were able to meet our first investor UGFS, and we were able to finance our prototype. Moreover, we plan to apply again through the platform for the marketing of the scooter and thus concretise our project.'

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