GreenTec Capital joins the German Finance Leaders in signing the "Frankfurt Declaration," a joint commitment to build sustainable financial sector infrastructures.
In recognition of its innovative approach to developing entrepreneurship in Africa, Greentec Capital was awarded the 2017 German Entrepreneurship Award for Development
Henri Nyakarundi’s Mobile Shiriki Hub revolutionizes the Mobile Solar Kiosk industry and creates the first one-stop shop for mobile users with low-cost WIFI access and free local digital content access.
Big Data for Africa (BDA): Nigerian female entrepreneur Amarachi Utah uses mobile technology to provide comprehensive, customized data collection and analytics from hard-to-reach population in Africa.

 

Africa investment focus

GreenTec Capital was founded in 2015 by Thomas Festerling and Erick Yong. They have always believed in the strength of combining mutually complementary approaches into a single, focused effort. By combining more than 10 years of experience at one of the leading German financial institutions and 15 years of worldwide business development, they have developed an innovative inclusive investment approach for African startups and SMEs to ensure that all stakeholders truly benefit from value creation (win-win). 

Most long-term venture investors supply some combination of money and advisory support. GreenTec Capital’s approach differs by prioritizing working directly hands-on with all of their portfolio companies to develop high-value businesses. This means being present to help their partners navigate through crucial and difficult phases by acting directly within their operations as well as providing access to funding.

Their vision is to empower the founders of African companies to build the best and most impactful businesses.

Thanks to this approach, they are able to offer their shareholders the opportunity to participate in a steadily growing portfolio of African companies selected for their potential financial returns as well as their social and environmental impacts. 

News

21.08.2017

Notes on Impact Alpha’s "Smallholder Farmers are Investable" - We Agree!

Frankfurt, (Germany), August 2017. As impact investors actively involved in African agriculture, we are always on the lookout for interesting articles regarding the agricultural impact sector. For this reason, we are happy to share the following article with some comments, published on Medium by Impact Alpha: “Farmer Finance – Smallholder farmers are investable: Investors find a range of opportunities to finance inclusive agriculture,” by Michael Von During, Matt Shakovskoy and Dan Zook.

16.08.2017

GreenTec to attend Startup Night! Africa in Berlin.

Berlin (Germany), August 2017. GreenTec Capital is very pleased to announce our participation in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Economy’s (BMWi) Startup Night! Africa in Berlin, on 26th October 2017. GreenTec will attend the event and present its unique “results4equity” investment model.

15.08.2017

GreenTec investee ARED is a finalist in the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017 and the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Kigali (Rwanda) August 2017. GreenTec is very proud to report that our investee ARED has been selected as a finalist in both the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017 and the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge 2017!

09.08.2017

GreenTec startups ARED and AgroCenta selected as finalists in the ICT for Social Good grant competition

Milan (Italy), September 2017.  GreenTec Capital Partners is very proud to announce that our startups ARED and AgroCenta have been selected as finalists for the ICT for Social Good grant competition. The two companies are among 25 finalists from around the globe competing for two grants of 10,000 and 12,000 Euros.