on 19 January 2018
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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. 

on 28 December 2017
Boreal's Dr. Beheshti with the European FoodNexus Startup Challenge award

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.

on 22 December 2017
Gildas meets Michaelle 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.

on 19 December 2017
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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.

on 18 December 2017
DML Farmer's group

Tororo (Uganda), December 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that Divine Masters Limited (DML) is partnering with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) under its ‘Employment for Sustainable Development in Africa’ (E4D/SOGA) program. DML and GIZ have jointly developed the project “fIT2farm – Smart Farming for sustainable employment in Eastern Uganda” and signed a cooperation agreement to implement it together. The GIZ E4D/SOGA program is a regional employment promotion program commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

on 13 December 2017
View of Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Abidjan, (Ivory Coast), November-December 2017.  Last month, GreenTec’s CEO Erick Yong and Senior Company Builder for Francophone Africa Sofien V. Sidhoum traveled to Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The purpose of the trip was to build connections and to integrate the company into the African Francophone Start-up ecosystem. While in Abidjan, the team attended several events including the EU-Africa Business Forum, Digital Africa Innovation Competitions, and the African Rethink Awards. 

on 08 December 2017

Munich (Germany), November 2017. On November 28th, GreenTec’s Karl Rheinberger and Peter Grouev attended the Germany Africa Business Forum at the HVB Tower in Munich. The team attended the Forum to participate in panels as well as to engage with stakeholders interested in developing German-African business relations and promoting trade and investment.

on 05 December 2017

Frankfurt (Germany) and Abijan (Ivory Coast), December 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership agreement with Bio Phyto Collines. The Benin-based company is the first of many Francophone African start-ups GreenTec will support with our "results4equity" model. The company produces 100% natural and organic agriculture inputs to promote sustainable and healthy agriculture in Africa. Under the terms of the agreement, GreenTec will support Bio Phyto with a combination of business model optimization, capacity building, and funding. 

on 30 November 2017
Farmcrowdy's Nigerian Technology Award

Lagos, (Nigeria), November 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that Farmcrowdy has won three awards at the 2017 Nigerian Technology Awards. Farmcrowdy was selected as the winners in the categories: Tech Start-up of the year, Agric website/platform of the year, and the Tech Founder/CEO of the year.

on 28 November 2017
Cape Town VC4A

Cape Town (South Africa), November 2017. Earlier this month, GreenTec CFO Thomas Festerling travelled to Cape Town, South Africa for the African Angel Investors Summit 2017. Thomas participated in the event as a speaker on the International Investors Panel "Catalyzing Smart Capital for Scale-ups,” as well as networking with a range of investors and meeting several startups, particularly from the XL Africa accelerator program.

on 24 November 2017
Raphael Jawino (DML) and Nils Hafa (GreenTec)

Berlin and Frankfurt (Germany), . This week, Orisa Raphael Jawino, CEO of Divine Masters Limited (DML), was in Berlin to participate in the Impact Investment and Financing Small and Growing Businesses in Developing in Emerging markets conference, hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). 

on 22 November 2017
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Frankfurt (Germany); November 2017. Last week, GreenTec’s Head of Investor Relations, Karl Rheinberger, attended Euro Finance Week (EFW) in Frankfurt, Germany. Karl went to represent GreenTec, network, and to stay current on trends in European finance.

on 17 November 2017
Stockmarket photo

Frankfurt (Germany), November 2016. This week, we are happy to share the following article “Silicon Valley loses out on Africa startups, Tech Crunch Says,” by Samuel Gebre.

on 14 November 2017
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Cape Town (South Africa), November 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners CFO Thomas Festerling is travelling to South Africa to attend the 4th annual African Angel Investors Summit on November 15th and 17th. Thomas will be representing GreenTec as a speaker at the Investors Summit, presenting our model to the African investors community.

on 10 November 2017
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Luxembourg, Frankfurt, and Budapest (EU) Novermber 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners investees AgroCenta have been on the move recently, travelling to Europe to receive the WEDF Young Entrepreneurs Competion award and participating in the Fincluders Startup Challenge.

on 07 November 2017
Karl Rheinberger

Frankfurt (Germany) November 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that Karl Rheinberger has joined our team in the role of Head Investor Relations. Mr. Rheinberger comes to us with extensive experience in capital markets, Africa, and the German startup scene.

on 02 November 2017

Berlin (Germany) October 2017. Last week, GreenTec Capital and some of our startups attended in the German Ministry for Economy and Energy’s (BMWi) Startup Night Africa! in Berlin. The event hosted by the BMWi and Lionesses of Africa brought startups, industry leaders, policy makers, and investors interested in Africa together to discuss the development of Africa and partnership and investment opportunities.  

on 31 October 2017
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Frankfurt (Germany) and Kampala (Uganda), October 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that we have signed a partnership agreement with Uganda-based Wazi Vision. Wazi Vision has recently been selected by the German Ministry for Economy and Energy (BMWi) as an example of the dynamism and innovation of African startups. Under the terms of the agreement, GreenTec Capital will support Wazi Vision through its “results4equity” investment approach providing business development, technological support, and funding.

on 27 October 2017
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Kigali (Rwanda), October 2017. GreenTec Capital Partners are very pleased to announce that GreenTec investee ARED has been selected as a winner of the 2017 Fire Africa Award.

on 26 October 2017
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Berlin and Dortmund (Germany), October 2017. GreenTec Company Builder Moses Acquah recently attended the ii2030 Inclusive Innovation tour in Berlin as well as Afro Tech Fest in Dortmund representing GreenTec and scouting for impactful technological solutions.