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 attended the G20 'Africa Partnership: Investing in a Common Future' conference.

Berlin (Germany), June 2017. Last week, GreenTec’s Erick Yong and Thomas Festerling attended the G20 ‘Africa Partnership: Investing in a Common Future’ conference, in Berlin, 12 -13 June. The ‘Africa Partnership’ was launched under the German G20 Presidency to renew efforts for sustainable development in Africa. 


Peter Grouev visits AgroCenta's operations in Ghana

Accra and Tamale (Republic of Ghana), June 2016. Last week, Peter Grouev, our Head of Risk Management and Investment Strategy, traveled to Ghana on a due diligence trip to visit with our investee AgroCenta. Mr. Grouev was accompanied by a prospective investor and had the opportunity to travel to Northern Ghana to visit with some farmers within AgroCenta’s network


Farmcrowdy CEO Mr. Onyeka Akumah visits with GreenTec in Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main (Germany), June 2017. Last month, Farmcrowdy’s CEO Onyeka Akumah came to Frankfurt, Germany to attend the 3rd German – African Agriculture Forum on May 22nd, 2017 with GreenTec’s Erick Yong and Nils Hafa. 


Erick Yong contributes chapter to “Praxishandbuch Wirtschaft in Afrika.”

Frankfurt am Main (Germany), May 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are pleased to announce the publication of “Praxishandbuch Wirtschaft in Afrika” (“Practical Handbook for Business in Africa”). The book is edited by Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Kay Pfaffenberger, and Dr. Stephan Liebing and is a collection of specialist perspectives on doing business in Africa.