by: Grow VC Group
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Small and mid-size enterprises with fewer than 500 employees are the backbone of the U.S. economy, and make up 98 percent of the 300,000 U.S. exporters. SMEs have in the past few years gained ground in the value of U.S. exports, now making up over a third of all exports. The number of U.S. SME exporters is, according to surveys, poised to expand substantially. Rigorous academic studies time and again show that these globalizing companies outperform the broader market by all key metrics; at the same time, these high-performers view lack of access to financing as a leading constraint to their international expansion. This White Paper addresses this market inefficiency. It takes stock of the state of SME exports in the United States, lays out research findings on how and why export-driven globalizing companies outperform their peers that target only the domestic market, and why exporter SMEs face a financing gaps. We conclude by discussing how TradeUp addresses this market inefficiency.

The white paper is available on TradeUp Fund web site.

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