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. 

News

19.01.2018

GreenTec is reading: “Global goals, country plans: How Achim Steiner is making SDGs investable” written by David Bank for Impact Alpha.

Frankfurt (Germany), January 2017. This week, we are happy to share the following piece by David Bank “Global goals, country plans: How Achim Steiner is making SDGs investable,” published by Impact Alpha. 

28.12.2017

Boreal Light GmbH selected as European Food Startup of the Year at the European FoodNexus Startup Challenge.

Wageningen, (Netherlands), December 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that Boreal Light GmbH has been selected as European Food Startup of the Year at the European FoodNexus Startup Challenge. The European FoodNexus Startup Challenge is a food and agtech startup competition for companies from seven countries across the European Union that aims to offer growth opportunities through fostering collaboration with leading food and agri corporates.

22.12.2017

GreenTec investee Bio Phyto Collines meets the Secretary General of the International Organization for Francophonie (OIF) Michaëlle Jean.

Allada (Benin), December 2017. GreenTec’s newest investee, Bio Phyto Collines, was recently honored by a visit from Michaëlle Jean, Secretary General of the International Organization for Francophonie (OIF). The visit comes as a part of the Secretary’s four-day work trip to Benin.

19.12.2017

Farmcrowdy announces close of $1 Million US funding round.

Lagos (Nigeria), December 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very happy to share that our Nigerian investee, Farmcrowdy, has announced in a press release that it has successfully closed a funding round of $1 US Million from a consortium of investors including Cox Ventures, Techstars, Social Capital and others joining early investors Niche Capital and GreenTec.