on 13 December 2017
View of Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Abidjan, (Ivory Coast), November-December 2017.  Last month, GreenTec’s CEO Erick Yong and Senior Company Builder for Francophone Africa Sofien V. Sidhoum traveled to Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The purpose of the trip was to build connections and to integrate the company into the African Francophone Start-up ecosystem. While in Abidjan, the team attended several events including the EU-Africa Business Forum, Digital Africa Innovation Competitions, and the African Rethink Awards. 

on 08 December 2017

Munich (Germany), November 2017. On November 28th, GreenTec’s Karl Rheinberger and Peter Grouev attended the Germany Africa Business Forum at the HVB Tower in Munich. The team attended the Forum to participate in panels as well as to engage with stakeholders interested in developing German-African business relations and promoting trade and investment.

on 05 December 2017

Frankfurt (Germany) and Abijan (Ivory Coast), December 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership agreement with Bio Phyto Collines. The Benin-based company is the first of many Francophone African start-ups GreenTec will support with our "results4equity" model. The company produces 100% natural and organic agriculture inputs to promote sustainable and healthy agriculture in Africa. Under the terms of the agreement, GreenTec will support Bio Phyto with a combination of business model optimization, capacity building, and funding. 

on 30 November 2017
Farmcrowdy's Nigerian Technology Award

Lagos, (Nigeria), November 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that Farmcrowdy has won three awards at the 2017 Nigerian Technology Awards. Farmcrowdy was selected as the winners in the categories: Tech Start-up of the year, Agric website/platform of the year, and the Tech Founder/CEO of the year.

on 28 November 2017
Cape Town VC4A

Cape Town (South Africa), November 2017. Earlier this month, GreenTec CFO Thomas Festerling travelled to Cape Town, South Africa for the African Angel Investors Summit 2017. Thomas participated in the event as a speaker on the International Investors Panel "Catalyzing Smart Capital for Scale-ups,” as well as networking with a range of investors and meeting several startups, particularly from the XL Africa accelerator program.

on 24 November 2017
Raphael Jawino (DML) and Nils Hafa (GreenTec)

Berlin and Frankfurt (Germany), . This week, Orisa Raphael Jawino, CEO of Divine Masters Limited (DML), was in Berlin to participate in the Impact Investment and Financing Small and Growing Businesses in Developing in Emerging markets conference, hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). 

on 22 November 2017
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Frankfurt (Germany); November 2017. Last week, GreenTec’s Head of Investor Relations, Karl Rheinberger, attended Euro Finance Week (EFW) in Frankfurt, Germany. Karl went to represent GreenTec, network, and to stay current on trends in European finance.

on 17 November 2017
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Frankfurt (Germany), November 2016. This week, we are happy to share the following article “Silicon Valley loses out on Africa startups, Tech Crunch Says,” by Samuel Gebre.

on 14 November 2017
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Cape Town (South Africa), November 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners CFO Thomas Festerling is travelling to South Africa to attend the 4th annual African Angel Investors Summit on November 15th and 17th. Thomas will be representing GreenTec as a speaker at the Investors Summit, presenting our model to the African investors community.

on 10 November 2017
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Luxembourg, Frankfurt, and Budapest (EU) Novermber 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners investees AgroCenta have been on the move recently, travelling to Europe to receive the WEDF Young Entrepreneurs Competion award and participating in the Fincluders Startup Challenge.

on 07 November 2017
Karl Rheinberger

Frankfurt (Germany) November 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that Karl Rheinberger has joined our team in the role of Head Investor Relations. Mr. Rheinberger comes to us with extensive experience in capital markets, Africa, and the German startup scene.

on 02 November 2017

Berlin (Germany) October 2017. Last week, GreenTec Capital and some of our startups attended in the German Ministry for Economy and Energy’s (BMWi) Startup Night Africa! in Berlin. The event hosted by the BMWi and Lionesses of Africa brought startups, industry leaders, policy makers, and investors interested in Africa together to discuss the development of Africa and partnership and investment opportunities.  

on 31 October 2017
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Frankfurt (Germany) and Kampala (Uganda), October 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that we have signed a partnership agreement with Uganda-based Wazi Vision. Wazi Vision has recently been selected by the German Ministry for Economy and Energy (BMWi) as an example of the dynamism and innovation of African startups. Under the terms of the agreement, GreenTec Capital will support Wazi Vision through its “results4equity” investment approach providing business development, technological support, and funding.

on 27 October 2017
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Kigali (Rwanda), October 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that GreenTec investee ARED has been selected as a winner of the 2017 Fire Africa Award.

on 26 October 2017
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Berlin and Dortmund (Germany), October 2017. GreenTec Company Builder Moses Acquah recently attended the ii2030 Inclusive Innovation tour in Berlin as well as Afro Tech Fest in Dortmund representing GreenTec and scouting for impactful technological solutions.

on 20 October 2017
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Kigali (Rwanda) and Milan (Italy), October 2017. GreenTec Capital is very proud to announce that ARED has been selected as the winner of the Ong2.0 “ICT for Social Good” grant competition. The Italian competition seeks to support local innovators in emerging markets under the “Innovation for Development” program.

on 17 October 2017
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Paris (France), October 2017. Last week, GreenTec Company Builder Sofien V. Sidhoum attended BPIFrance’s Inno Generation enterpreneurship event at the AccorHotels Arena.

on 12 October 2017
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Nairobi (Kenya), October 2017. We are very pleased to report that GreenTec Capital investees AgroCenta were selected as the winners in the Social Good category at the TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa sponsored by facebook. This was the first-ever Startup Battlefield Africa, of TechCrunch's series of global startup competitions bringing the world’s top early stage startups together on one stage to compete for the coveted Disrupt Cup, a $50,000 prize, and the attention of media and investors. The judges include TechCrunch editors as well as top VCs and entrepreneurs, and past winners include names like Dropbox, Mint, and Yammer. 

on 10 October 2017
mobile money by Yazmin Alanis from the Noun Project, https://thenounproject.com

Frankfurt (Germany), October 2017. This week we share an interesting article from McKinsey & Company, “Mobile financial services in Africa: Winning the battle for the customer,” written by Mutsa Chironga, Hilary De Grandis, and Yassir Zouaoui. The authors review Mobile Financial Services (MFS) in Africa, and present their view on five paths that banks can take to be successful with MFS. With several of our companies leveraging mobile money in their solutions and offering MFSs, we follow the topic closely.

on 03 October 2017
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Frankfurt (Germany), September 2017. GreenTec is pleased to announce the launch of the SDG Fintech Initiative. The SDG Fintech Initiative aims to assist startups oriented to addressing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The initiative is a collaboration between Frankfurt Main Finance and Frankfurt-area startups to showcase bottom-up solutions to issues arising from global social and environmental changes.