David Loew of Kenya-based Open Capital Advisors bridges the gap between investors and small- and medium-sized businesses. Small businesses face a number of challenges in doing business in emerging markets, including targeting the right market, hiring the right people, and growing the business, but a lack of cash underlies all these problems. The growth stage a company is in affects what type of investment funding it can effectively utilize. Small- and medium-sized businesses may need to consider microloans, small amounts of equity, angel investors, and sometimes even friends and family. Focusing on examples from agritech, David will focus on how small businesses can get from startup to investment readiness.