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.
Farmcrowdy solves problems of financial access for Nigerian smallholder farmers by leveraging technology to match them with farm sponsors.


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. 



AgroCenta and GreenTec will be at 5th Annual German-Africa Economic Forum North Rhein-Westphalia

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. 


AgroCenta competing at Seedstars Summit 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland

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.


ARED in Amsterdam for the Rockstart Green Challenge DeepDive

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.


GreenTec Capital Partners will be attending the German Federal Ministry for Economy and Energy's Start-up Night! Africa 2018

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.