Established in 2016 by experienced impact investment pioneers, Asad Mahmood, and Michael Rauenhorst, SIMA Funds is an innovative, new-generation SEC-registered investment and advisory firm. With a combined experience of over two decades in impactful investing, our principals have successfully directed over $2 billion towards 250+ social enterprises spanning across 50 countries.
At SIMA, our core focus is on promoting impact investments that align with financial, social, and environmental objectives. We collaborate with individual, institutional, philanthropic, and public sector investors to develop market-based opportunities that balance risk and reward. Our primary mission is to generate positive economic, social, and environmental impact by investing in well-designed funds that uplift the lives of our ultimate customers at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP). Our key sectors of focus include solar energy, financial inclusion, and affordable housing in some of the world’s poorest countries.
As a field builder and double-bottom-line firm, SIMA operates across three core areas: asset management, advisory services, and the establishment of social businesses.
We are dedicated to driving transformation through our innovative fund management approach. Our fund management portfolio includes:
Off-Grid Solar and Financial Access Fund
Emerging Distributor Finance Fund (EDFF)
Energy Access Relief
SIMA has demonstrated its commitment to advancing impact investing through the establishment of new social businesses like:
Asaan Ghar Finance
SIMA Impact Foundation
Sow Good Investments
Culture & Values
At SIMA Funds, our culture is one of our most valued assets. Our unique identity is built upon the pillars of transparency and inclusiveness, setting us apart as a pioneering example of a new generation of companies.
Our culture is characterized by five core values that guide our actions and decisions:
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CEO & Managing Partner
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“EARF funding has been timely, helping us not retrench any employees but stay afloat. Without the funding, we would have definitely closed the business. With the help of EARF, all the women sales agents were able to take care of their families.”
“After three years of very difficult circumstances from COVID and cyclones, EARF funding made it possible for SolarWorks to combat supply chain consequences and show its potential.”
“Without this loan, it would have been very difficult for us to keep the company running as our products are sold on a PAYG model so as to make it affordable to the bottom of the pyramid, which is our target market.”
EDFF funding came at a time when Zambia’s economic situation had significantly deteriorated due to the government’s default and the onset of the COVID pandemic, leaving almost zero funding opportunities for off-grid companies. Thanks to their support, RDG was able to navigate the myriad of challenges and today is posting record results and empowering thousands of Zambians.”
“At Deevabits, we wholeheartedly commend DFF for their pivotal role in our growth story. When traditional financiers deemed us risky due to our lack of credit history, DFF stepped in, understanding our potential through our historical sales data and portfolio quality.”