on 21 August 2017
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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.

on 16 August 2017

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.

on 15 August 2017
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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!

on 09 August 2017
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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.

on 07 August 2017
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Cairo, (Egypt) July, 2017. François Ameguide, Head of GreenTec’s Africa Office travelled Cairo, Egypt to participate in the Impact@Africa ‘Network Validation and Operationalization Meeting’ on July 31st to August 1st, 2017. The meeting is organized by the United National Development Programme  Regional Service Centre for Africa (UNDP - RSCA) as part of an Africa-Wide Impact Sector Development Initiative.

on 03 August 2017
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Berlin (Germany), September 2017.  GreenTec Capital Partners is very proud to announce that we will be co-powering the Afrolynk 2017 Technology and Entrepreneurship Conference with Microsoft's 4 Africa initiative on September 1st, 2017 at Microsoft Berlin, Unter den Linden 17, Berlin.

on 01 August 2017
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Stuttgart and Frankfurt (Germany), July 2017. GreenTec Capital is very pleased to announce that we have signed an investment agreement with Clean Group UG. Clean Group is a Stuttgard-based company developing a platform to deliver a range of services to expand financial literacy and access in emerging markets. Under the terms of the agreement, GreenTec will provide Clean Group with a suite of services including funding, business model optimization, and company development.

on 27 July 2017
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Frankfurt (Germany), June 2017. With several investments in agriculturally focused African companies we are always interested in specialist perspectives on developing agriculture. For this reason, we are sharing this report of the McKinsey Global Institute: Four Lessons for Transforming Agriculture in Africa, April 2011 By Sunil Sanghvi, Rupert Simons, and Roberto Uchoa.

on 25 July 2017
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Amsterdan (Netherlands) and Atlanta, Ga (USA), July, 2017. We are happy to report that our investees at ARED and Farmcrowdy have each been recognized in startup competitions. ARED has progressed to the semi-finals of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017 and Farmcrowdy was chosen for the Techstars – Atlanta accelerator program.

on 20 July 2017
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Paris (France) and Frankfurt (Germany), July 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners is very pleased to announce our partnership with the French think tank, Land of African Business (LAB). GreenTec Capital and the LAB will engage in a joint effort to promote African entrepreneurship and, of particular interest for us, the development of the startups segment. This is the first of many strategic alliances by GreenTec Capital that aim to bring our unique “results4equity” model to Fracophone countries in Africa. 

on 18 July 2017
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Paris, (France) & Frankfurt (Germany), July 2017. GreenTec Capital is very pleased to announce that Sofien V. Sidhoum has joined our team in the role Senior Company Builder for French-Speaking Africa. Mr. Sidhoum brings an extensive background in telecommunications, agriculture, and finance as well as a passion for entrepreneurship. Sofien has more than 15 years of experience across various industries.

on 13 July 2017
Erick Yong at Africa Day 2017

Berlin (Germany), July 2017. On July 6th, GreenTec Capital’s Thomas Festerling and Erick Yong travelled to Berlin for the European Investment Bank and Afrika Verein’s Africa Day 2017 conference, ‘Empowering Millions: Africa’s rising digital economy.’ The conference explored the roles of digitization and private investment in Africa, focusing on the growth of Africa’s digital economy. 

on 10 July 2017
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Frankfurt (Germany), July 2017. We are very pleased to announce that Sylvia Faber will join the GreenTec Capital team as Head of Communications. Ms. Faber has extensive experience in financial and corporate communication and will be responsible for media relations and elevating the company’s profile. 

on 05 July 2017

Berlin (Germany), July 2017. GreenTec Capital’s Erick Yong and Thomas Festerling will be  attending the Afrika Verein - Africa Day 2017 conference titled: “Empowering Millions: Africa’s Rising Digital Economy.” In addition, Erick will participating as a panelist on one of the plenary sessions.

on 04 July 2017
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Lagos (Nigeria) and Frankfurt (Germany), July 2017. GreenTec Capital is very pleased to announce that Mr. Rasheed Olaoluwa of Niche Capital Limited has joined our advisory board. Mr. Olaoluwa’s extensive experience in the African financial services sector will be invaluable to the company as we continue to build our portfolio of dynamic and impact African companies.

on 30 June 2017

Kampala (Uganda), May 2017. Just a few weeks ago, our CFO and Co-founder Thomas Festerling traveled to Uganda to join a very interesting investor meeting targeting our investees at Divine Masters Limited (DML). The timing of the trip also allowed him to participate in a workshop to organize DML’s participation in the Employment for Sustainable Development in Africa (E4D/SOGA) program, executed by the German Corporation of International Cooperation (GIZ) on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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. 

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

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. 

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.