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 solvedsproblems 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 wins the Ghana round of the Seedstars World early-stage startups competition.

Accra (Ghana) September 2017. GreenTec is very proud to announce that AgroCenta won the Ghana round of the Seedstars World early-stage startups competition and will travel to Switzerland next year to compete in the grand finale.


A day in the life of GreenTec Capital

Amsterdam (Netherlands), Paris (France), and Berlin (Germany) September 2017. Last week was a very eventful for GreenTec, with startups and team members traveling across Europe to attend grant awards and professional development conferences. ARED’s Henri Nyakarundi was in Amsterdam competing in the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017, while GreenTec startups travelled to participate in the Westerwelle Foundation Young Founders 2017 programme at the same time as Sofien V. Sidhoum was attending the 2nd 'Day of Fracophone Finance and Technology.'


GreenTec attends Pitch Drive Events in Paris

Paris (France), September 2017. Last week, Sofien V. Sidhoum, Senior Company Builder at GreenTec Capital attended two Pitch Drive events in Paris, France. Mr. Sidhoum represented GreenTec at the Disrupt Africa event, on September 4th, and then attended the Afrobytes – African Tech Industry event on September 5th as a part of the CcHub Pitch Drive event series.


GreenTec expands into cleantech water sector with Boreal Light GmbH investment.

Berlin and Frankfurt (Germany), September 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners is very pleased to announce that we have signed an investment agreement with Berlin-based Boreal Light GmbH. Under the terms of the agreement, structured under GreenTec’s unique ‘Results4Equity’ model, GreenTec will provide Boreal Light with a suite of services including business model optimization, funding, and product development services.