GreenTec Capital joins the German Finance Leaders in signing the "Frankfurt Declaration," a joint commitment to build sustainable financial sector infrastructures.
In recognition of its innovative approach to developing entrepreneurship in Africa, Greentec Capital was awarded the 2017 German Entrepreneurship Award for Development
Henri Nyakarundi’s Mobile Shiriki Hub revolutionizes the Mobile Solar Kiosk industry and creates the first one-stop shop for mobile users with low-cost WIFI access and free local digital content access.
Big Data for Africa (BDA): Nigerian female entrepreneur Amarachi Utah uses mobile technology to provide comprehensive, customized data collection and analytics from hard-to-reach population in Africa.


Africa investment focus

GreenTec Capital was founded in 2015 by Thomas Festerling and Erick Yong. They have always believed in the strength of combining mutually complementary approaches into a single, focused effort. By combining more than 10 years of experience at one of the leading German financial institutions and 15 years of worldwide business development, they have developed an innovative inclusive investment approach for African startups and SMEs to ensure that all stakeholders truly benefit from value creation (win-win). 

Most long-term venture investors supply some combination of money and advisory support. GreenTec Capital’s approach differs by prioritizing working directly hands-on with all of their portfolio companies to develop high-value businesses. This means being present to help their partners navigate through crucial and difficult phases by acting directly within their operations as well as providing access to funding.

Their vision is to empower the founders of African companies to build the best and most impactful businesses.

Thanks to this approach, they are able to offer their shareholders the opportunity to participate in a steadily growing portfolio of African companies selected for their potential financial returns as well as their social and environmental impacts. 



GreenTec partners with the French think tank and startup accelerator, Land of African Business

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. 


Sofien V. Sidhoum joins GreenTec Capital Partners in the role of Senior Company Builder

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.


GreenTec at Africa Day 2017 Recap

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. 


Sylvia Faber joins GreenTec Capital as Head of Communications

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.