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Manufactured becomes the first sponsor of the 2024 Trade Finance Investor Day


February 14, 2024

We are delighted to announce that Manufactured is the first sponsor of the 2024 Trade Finance Investor Day.

Manufactured (MFD) is an inventory success platform. Our mission is to help SMBs turn inventory into cash-flow predictably and efficiently. We do this by financing, manufacturing, and distributing inventory across 20 industries and 25 countries. Our technology platform helps our merchants, vendors, partners and channels simplify the inventory cycle and manage their companies without bloated overhead. Companies can easily access inventory capital, scale their manufacturing, lower unit costs, optimise supply chains, and allocate capital efficiently.

Pranay Srinivasan, CEO, Manufactured Networks Inc, said,

‘Trade Finance is one of the oldest finance businesses in the history of the modern world and has helped economies flourish and improve human life.

However, despite numerous technological and communication advances, SMBs in global trade have been systemically underserved from both, a capital as well as an inventory supply angle.

MFD hopes to broaden access and scalability of these capital markets, using Tradeteq’s unique trade finance platform and views its partnership with TFDi as incredibly strategic in this endeavour. ’

The Trade Finance Investor Day will take place in the autumn of 2024 at a five-star resort in the UK, organised by The Trade Finance Distribution Initiative (TFDi). It follows the highly successful inaugural event in October 2023 where 135 attendees, from more than a dozen countries, representing 90 companies, came together to discuss the latest issues in trade finance.

‘I am delighted to welcome Manufactured as a 2024 Sponsor of TFD Initiative. Acting as an end-to-end manufacturing solution, Manufactured help brands advance inventory with flexible payment options’, says André Casterman, CEO, TFD Initiative. ‘Together, we demonstrate how institutional lending can be embedded into business-to-business trading processes.’

Partnership packages are available:

About the Trade Finance Distribution Initiative

TFD Initiative is establishing trade finance as an investable asset class for capital market firms and brings together stakeholders committed to increasing the level of automation and transparency in trade asset and risk distribution with technology-based market practices.

The ambition: To contribute to financial inclusion and the SME funding gap by attracting institutional liquidity to the trade investment class.

The community: To connect capital markets players to alternative lenders, factoring companies, banks and e- commerce platforms.

The deliverables: To deliver client testimonials and design new tradetech market practices to scale the trade distribution space.

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About Manufactured (MFD)

MFD is a venture backed inventory success platform. MFD helps companies finance, manufacture, and distribute inventory reliability. With over 800+ vendors across 25 countries (and growing), MFD makes the inventory cycle a breeze by handling everything from vendor negotiation, shipping, warehouse coordination, quality control, PO advances, and collections.

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