on 16 March 2018
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Frankfurt (Germany), March 2018.  We are happy to share some thoughts on "Adapt or Die - It's time to rethink the startup accelerator model for Africa" by Yinka Adegoke and published on Quartz Africa. The article reviews the development of the African start-up ecosystem and presents a thoughtful view of some of its current problems.

on 12 March 2018
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Frankfurt (Germany), March 2012. This week we are happy to share the following interview with Bertrand Badré "La finance peut allier performance et économie positive" (Finance can combine performance with positive impact) by Phillipe Mabille in La Tribune.

on 07 March 2018
Stars of Africa Logo

Nairobi (Kenya), March 2018.  This week, GreenTec Capital Partners’ Sofien Sidhoum and Erick Yong were at the Stars in Africa EU-African Youth & Entrepreneurship Forum, in Nairobi, Kenya. The Forum was held on March 6th and 7th at the iHub in Nairobi and represents the result of a global initiative promoting young entrepreneurs as the pillars of inclusive and sustainable growth in Africa. 

on 01 March 2018
Moses Acquah, HE Nanna Akufo-Addo, and Federal Minister Brigitte Zypries

Dortmund (Germany), February 2018. This week, GreenTec Capital team members attended the German African Economic Forum - North Rhein Westphalia (GAEF NRW) in Dortmund and the Ghana Business Forum (GBF) in Berlin. Karl Rheinberger, Peter Grouev, and Moses Acquah were at the GAEF NRW in Dortmund, and later Moses attended the GBF in Berlin. 

on 27 February 2018
Satellite Image of Dakar, Senegal.

Frankfurt (Germany), February 2018. This week, we are happy to share the following interview in Le Monde Afrique (in French) with Dakar based venture capital fund Partech, which has launched a VC fund focused on the African tech sector earlier this year. 

on 22 February 2018
Germany Africa Economic Forum Logo

Dortmund (Germany), February 2018. GreenTec Capital Partners are pleased to announce that AgroCenta as well as GreenTec team members, Karl Rheinberger and Moses Acquah will be at the 5th Annual German Africa Economic Forum Nordrhein-Westphalia. The forum will include a key note speech by President of Ghana HE Nanna Akufo-Addo, as well as a pitch event organized by the German Corporation for International Cooperation’s (GIZ) Make IT in Africa program. 

on 20 February 2018
AgroCenta winning Seedstars Accra

Accra (Ghana), February 2018. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to report that AgroCenta will be traveling to Lausanne, Switzerland to take part in the Seedstars Summit 2018 Pitch Competition. The company was selected from more than 6,000 applicants to the join the 65+ start-ups competing for an investment of up to $1 Million US.

on 16 February 2018
At Rockstart HQ

Amsterdam (Netherlands), February 2018. Last week, the ARED team were in Amsterdam participating in Rockstart’s Green Challenge DeepDive Program.  The program was tailor-made by Rockstart to support the five finalists of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017.

on 13 February 2018
German Federal Minister Brigitte Zypries speaks at Start-up Night! Africa 2017

Frankfurt (Germany), February 2018. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that we will be attending and presenting at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy’s (BMWi) Start-up Night! Africa 2018. The event will be held on March 20th, at the BMWi in Berlin, co-hosted by BMWi, the German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein), the global network of German chambers of commerce, and the Lionesses of Africa.

on 09 February 2018
African Farmer, Ghana, Northern Region

Frankfurt (Germany), February 2018. This week, we are very happy to share “The Rise and Rise of African Agri-tech” by Tom Jackson and published on the Disrupt Africa website. The article reviews the rapid rise of agri-tech in the African agriculture sector and presents views on its development and perspectives.

on 06 February 2018
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Paris (France), February 2018. Last week, Sofien V Sidhoum, Head of our French Office, attended Forum Afrique 2018, hosted at the CCI Paris Ile-de-France (French Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry). The event coincided with the publication of the CIAN 2017 report bringing together policy makers, industry leaders, and prospective investors interested in the business climate in Africa.

on 02 February 2018
Dean Hastie

Frankfurt (Germany), February 2018. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that Dean Hastie has joined our company in the role of Business Manager. Dean is a seasoned investment professional with extensive management and investments experience both in Europe and in Africa, and brings a strong background in business management and operations to the team. 

on 30 January 2018
Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl

Zürich (Switzerland) and Frankfurt (Germany), January 2018. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl, Managing Director of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF), has joined our advisory board. Ms. Koelbl will add her extensive experience in catalyzing market-oriented solutions for African development to our board.

on 25 January 2018
GreenTec, Societe Generale and NXVision teams

Paris (France), January 2018. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that the company has signed a cooperation agreement with NXvision. Under the terms of the cooperation agreement, GreenTec will support NX Vision with  business development, funding, and capacity building through our ‘results4equity’ approach.

on 23 January 2018
Image of harvester in field

Berlin (Germany), January 2017. The 4th German-African Agribusiness Forum, organized by German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) and the German Agribusiness Alliance, was held at the at the Ellington Hotel in Berlin. GreenTec’s Peter Grouev and Moses Acquah attended, participating in panels and presenting on GreenTec’s model and startups. 

on 19 January 2018
SDG Pinwheel logo

Frankfurt (Germany), January 2017. This week, we are happy to share the following piece by David Bank “Global goals, country plans: How Achim Steiner is making SDGs investable,” published by Impact Alpha. 

on 28 December 2017
Boreal's Dr. Beheshti with the European FoodNexus Startup Challenge award

Wageningen, (Netherlands), December 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that Boreal Light GmbH has been selected as European Food Startup of the Year at the European FoodNexus Startup Challenge. The European FoodNexus Startup Challenge is a food and agtech startup competition for companies from seven countries across the European Union that aims to offer growth opportunities through fostering collaboration with leading food and agri corporates.

on 22 December 2017
Gildas meets Michaelle Jean

Allada (Benin), December 2017. GreenTec’s newest investee, Bio Phyto Collines, was recently honored by a visit from Michaëlle Jean, Secretary General of the International Organization for Francophonie (OIF). The visit comes as a part of the Secretary’s four-day work trip to Benin.

on 19 December 2017
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Lagos (Nigeria), December 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very happy to share that our Nigerian investee, Farmcrowdy, has announced in a press release that it has successfully closed a funding round of $1 US Million from a consortium of investors including Cox Ventures, Techstars, Social Capital and others joining early investors Niche Capital and GreenTec.

on 18 December 2017
DML Farmer's group

Tororo (Uganda), December 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that Divine Masters Limited (DML) is partnering with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) under its ‘Employment for Sustainable Development in Africa’ (E4D/SOGA) program. DML and GIZ have jointly developed the project “fIT2farm – Smart Farming for sustainable employment in Eastern Uganda” and signed a cooperation agreement to implement it together. The GIZ E4D/SOGA program is a regional employment promotion program commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).