With LelapaFund co-founder Jerry Crossan, we developed a unique SME investment-readiness tool, LelapaFLOW, and piloted it on East African agribusinesses and FMCG companies. LelapaFLOW is a cloud-based, collaborative due diligence process for SMEs. The main investment officer populates the platform with data collected from interviews, site visits and diligences. In real-time, other potential investors can view this data on the platform and actively participate from a distance through adding questions and requesting the IO to conduct further diligences. Technical assistance partners that are not making direct investments in the SME, but whose TA interventions can be leveraged by potential investors, may also have TA-related data entered into the platform. In this way, the costs of one due diligence are shared amongst multiple stakeholders.