on 20 June 2017
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Berlin (Germany), June 2017. Last week, GreenTec’s Erick Yong and Thomas Festerling attended the G20 ‘Africa Partnership: Investing in a Common Future’ conference, in Berlin, 12 -13 June. The ‘Africa Partnership’ was launched under the German G20 Presidency to renew efforts for sustainable development in Africa. 

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on 16 June 2017

Accra and Tamale (Republic of Ghana), June 2016. Last week, Peter Grouev, our Head of Risk Management and Investment Strategy, traveled to Ghana on a due diligence trip to visit with our investee AgroCenta. Mr. Grouev was accompanied by a prospective investor and had the opportunity to travel to Northern Ghana to visit with some farmers within AgroCenta’s network

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on 09 June 2017

Frankfurt am Main (Germany), June 2017. Last month, Farmcrowdy’s CEO Onyeka Akumah came to Frankfurt, Germany to attend the 3rd German – African Agriculture Forum on May 22nd, 2017 with GreenTec’s Erick Yong and Nils Hafa. 

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on 08 June 2017

Frankfurt am Main (Germany), May 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are pleased to announce the publication of “Praxishandbuch Wirtschaft in Afrika” (“Practical Handbook for Business in Africa”). The book is edited by Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Kay Pfaffenberger, and Dr. Stephan Liebing and is a collection of specialist perspectives on doing business in Africa. 

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on 29 May 2017

Frankfurt am Main (Germany), May 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners joined prominent members of the German Finance community in signing the “Frankfurt Declaration,” at the Deutsche Börse on May 23, 2017. The ‘Declaration’ is a statement of joint commitment by its signatories to build more sustainable financial sector infrastructures.

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on 22 May 2017

Atlanta, Ga. (USA), May 2017. GreenTec Capital is proud to announce that our investee, ARED, has secured a $100,000 USD investment from Atlanta-based impact investor Gray Matters Capital, through its coLABS global initiative. The investment will support ARED’s initial pilot and expansion into Uganda.

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on 19 May 2017

Amman, (Jordan) May 2017. AgroCenta’s co-founder and CEO, Francis Obirikorang was in Amman, Jordan to compete in the Fincluders Startup Challenge, where the company took the top prize. AgroCenta competed against 50 other startups from the Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa working to expand financial inclusion. The Fincluders Startup Challenge was organized by the Technical Assistance Facility of the SANAD Fund for MSMEs with strategic partner Oasis500.

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on 16 May 2017
Nigerian Agriculture Award

Lagos (Nigeria), April 2017. GreenTec is very pleased to announce that our investee, Farmcrowdy, has been awarded the title of “Agro Innovator” of the year at the Nigerian Agriculture Awards (NAAs). The NAAs are an annual event started in 2014 to celebrate agricultural achievements by recognizing outstanding contributions to agriculture in Nigeria. 

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on 12 May 2017

Berlin, (Germany), May 2017. GreenTec Capital is very happy to announce that Moses Acquah will be joining the team in the role of Senior ICT Company Builder. Moses has extensive experience in the IT and telecom sectors as well as a passion for impact innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Mr. Acquah has more than 12 years’ experience in the technology industry including software development, quality assurance, and business intelligence.

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on 08 May 2017

Berlin (Germany)April 2017. GreenTec Capital co-founders Erick Yong and Thomas Festerling attended the G20 Conference ‘One World – No Hunger, Future of the Rural World’ on the April 27th and 28th, 2017 in Berlin. The conference, hosted by the German Development Ministry (BMZ), brought together more than 600 German and international participants to discuss rural development issues and shape the G20 agenda under its German presidency. The conference focused on the interconnected themes of youth engagement, rural employment, and food security - topics of great interest for GreenTec Capital. 

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on 26 April 2017

Die Bunderegierung legt zur Zeit einen starken Fokus auf Afrika und hat mit dem "Marshallplan mit Afrika" ein Konzept entwickelt, wie die zukünftige Zusammenarbeit und Unterstützung aussehen kann. Mit unserer praktischen Erfahrung betrachten wir im folgenden Artikel fünf der zehn Thesen für einen Marshallplan mit Afrika näher und erläutern mögliche und notwendige nächste Schritte aus der Sicht eines aktiven Investors.

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on 05 April 2017

Barcelona (Spain), March 2017. Last week, Peter Grouev, was in Barcelona attending the IESE Business School’s Global Energy Day 2017 hosted on March 31st  at the IESE campus. Peter joined business leaders and IESE students in discussing current challenges, opportunities, and trends of the energy sector.

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on 03 April 2017

Frankfurt (Germany), April 2017. GreenTec Capital is very pleased to announce that Nils Hafa is joining our team in the role of Senior Company Building Manager. Nils has extensive experience in startup finance and structuring as well as an in-depth knowledge of the social impact sector.

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on 29 March 2017

Berlin (German), March 2017. Last week, GreenTec Capital Partners’ CEO Erick Yong presented at the Germany Africa Business Forum, hosted at the Hotel Adlon Kempinksi in Berlin. The first, annual forum, held on March 23rd, 2017, drew together African business and political leaders with Germany’s preeminent companies and policy makers to strengthen the relationship between the German and African business communities.

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on 27 March 2017

Netherlands, March 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners is pleased to announce our investment in the Netherlands based eHealth company, MEDx. MEDx has developed an innovative eHealth platform designed to address issues of health care access in growth markets such as Africa. As a part of the investment agreement, GreenTec will join MEDx’s board and provide custom-tailored support including business model optimization, network access, and funding.

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on 17 March 2017

We are very proud to announce that Agrocenta has recently signed a large off-taking agreement valued at more than $300,000 USD (1.45 mil GHS).

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on 16 March 2017

Johannesburg (South Africa) March 2017. GreenTec is on the move again. This time, François Améguidé, head of GreenTec’s Africa office is heading to the Global Entrepreneurship Conference (GEC), March 13-16th 2017, in, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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on 22 February 2017
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Nairobi (Kenya) February 2017.Francois Ameguide presenting at the 2017 AFIF Last week, François Ameguide, Head of GreenTec’s Africa Office attended the 2017 African Finance and Investment Forum (AFIF) in Nairobi, Kenya. François was there to take part in the Financing Agribusiness, Energy and Water Projects session and represent GreenTec Capital Partners at one of the premiere events in African finance.

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on 21 February 2017

Erick Yong with the Farmcrowdy team in Lagos, NigeriaLagos (Nigeria), February 2017. Last week, GreenTec Capital CEO Erick Yong traveled to Lagos, Nigeria to meet with GreenTec’s most recent investees at Farmcrowdy. Farmcrowdy is an innovative agric-tech platform that connects investors with real farmers in Nigeria’s agricultural economy. Erick’s visit provided the opportunity to meet Farmcrowdy’s team in person, as well as visit their offices and get an inside look at their operations.

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on 10 February 2017
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Frankfurt am Main (Germany) February 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners is very pleased to announce that we have engaged Roots of Impact – a specialized advisory firm and market builder for impact investment and development finance- to assess and help optimize the impact potential of our portfolio companies. As a part of the partnership agreement, Roots of Impact founder and CEO Bjoern Struewer will join GreenTec’s Investment Committee as an independent member.

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