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
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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.

on 28 September 2017
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Press Release

  • The capital raised will be used to scale up operations and increase the portfolio from 10 impactful African startups and SMEs to more than 50 by 2020
  • Strategic investors expand the company’s capacity to source, support, and co-invest
on 26 September 2017
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Lagos (Nigeria) and Frankfurt (Germany), September 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners is very pleased to announce our partnering with the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) to expand support opportunities available for African entrepreneurs. As a part of the collaboration, GreenTec will extend support through its “results4equity” model to selected graduates of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme. GreenTec will also attend the TEF Entrepreneurship Forum (13-14th October 2017) in Lagos Nigeria and host a Investor Management Workshop for TEF Alumni and Entrepreneurs on “How to be Investor Ready.”

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Accra (Ghana) September 2017. GreenTec is very proud to announce that AgroCenta won the Ghana round of the Seedstars World early-stage startups competition and will travel to Switzerland next year to compete in the grand finale.

on 20 September 2017
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Amsterdam (Netherlands), Paris (France), and Berlin (Germany) September 2017. Last week was a very eventful for GreenTec, with startups and team members traveling across Europe to attend grant awards and professional development conferences. ARED’s Henri Nyakarundi was in Amsterdam competing in the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017, while GreenTec startups travelled to participate in the Westerwelle Foundation Young Founders 2017 programme at the same time as Sofien V. Sidhoum was attending the 2nd 'Day of Fracophone Finance and Technology.'

on 13 September 2017
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Paris (France), September 2017. Last week, Sofien V. Sidhoum, Senior Company Builder at GreenTec Capital attended two Pitch Drive events in Paris, France. Mr. Sidhoum represented GreenTec at the Disrupt Africa event, on September 4th, and then attended the Afrobytes – African Tech Industry event on September 5th as a part of the CcHub Pitch Drive event series.

on 11 September 2017
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Berlin and Frankfurt (Germany), September 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners is very pleased to announce that we have signed an investment agreement with Berlin-based Boreal Light GmbH. Under the terms of the agreement, structured under GreenTec’s unique ‘Results4Equity’ model, GreenTec will provide Boreal Light with a suite of services including business model optimization, funding, and product development services. 

on 07 September 2017
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Frankfurt (Germany), August 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are pleased to announce that we have been selected to provide African startup development and financial expertise to the Merck Group for a project aiming to develop a “points of care for integrated healthcare services” solution for emerging African countries.

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Berlin (Germany), September 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners is very proud to announce that two of our startups Farmcrowdy and AgroCenta will be attending the Westerwelle Foundation Young Founders Conference. We are thrilled that Farmcrowdy CEO Onyeka Akumah and AgroCenta CEO Francis Obirikorang have been selected to participate in the 2017 programme and will attend the event in Berlin next week. GreenTec CEO Erick Yong will also attend to support the conference as a founder's mentor as well as a jury panelist.  

on 01 September 2017
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Frankfurt (Germany), September 2017.  As impact investors focused on Africa, we are always interested in discussions and developments in approaches to impact data and metrics from a desire to optimize our impact and the impacts of our investees. Therefore, we happily share the Impact Alpha feature ‘Impact Management: How the right data can drive performance for people and the planet’ from their ‘Operation Impact’ series.

on 29 August 2017
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Paris (France) and Frankfurt (Germany), August 2017. We are very excited to announce that GreenTec Capital Partners GmbH is entering into a venture partnership with JokkoLabs supported by the French Banking Group Société Générale to support the francophone African startup sector with the Bridge Africa 2017 accelerator program.

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.