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. 



GreenTec is Reading: "Adapt or Die - It's time to rethink the startup accelerator model for Africa" by Yinka Adegoke on Quartz Africa

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.


GreenTec is Reading: La Tribune interview with Betrand Badré

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.


GreenTec Capital at the Stars in Africa EU-Africa Youth & Entrepreneurship Forum

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. 


Event recap: GreenTec at the German African Economic Forum in Dortmund and the Ghana Business Forum in Berlin

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.