African Countries

where Greentec is operating


Sourced, investigated and pre-evaluated

Portfolio Companies

Succesful following venture building

Valuation in Mio. €

Consolidated value of companies supported

Investment Profile

GreenTec Capital Partners invests in African start-ups and SMEs with a focus on combining social and environmental impact with financial success. We use capacity building, process optimization and a diverse team of international experts to help them implement and adapt the latest technologies to their models so they can extend their value chains and have more impact locally. Our mandate is to maintain at least 75 percent impact focused enterprises and we aspire to grow 50 companies by 2020.

Transformative Venture Building

Jointly, we seek to transform innovative local businesses with a proof-of-concept into successful and sustainable enterprises that have growth perspective in Africa and beyond. We do more than just invest: We provide custom-tailored operational support to transform companies and help them create the additional added value necessary to bridge funding gaps and early crucial phases.


Our risk-curating approach enables investors and strategic partners to safely participate in the value-creating transformation of companies at different stages with various risk profiles while doing good. Most of our portfolio companies have already received investment and several award. In 2017, we were awarded the German Development Award by the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft (CDG) and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Sector Focus

Sector Focus

We invest into three broad categories that are positioned for growth connected with the rapidly increasing young African population. We focus on solutions, products, and services with Pan-African expansion potential, high impact, and strong returns.


By 2030 we expect the size of the African agriculture market to reach 1 trillion US-Dollars.

Sustainable Resources

Sustainable resources are essential to meet the growing demographic needs of Africa.


Digitalization will be the driver for a sustainable transformation across various sectors.

Portfolio Company Profile

We are looking to support entrepreneurs operating in Africa who are positioned to grow their businesses and need additional capacity, expertise, technology and funding in order to extend their impact and add value.

Operations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Scalability Potential

Focus on Impact and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Scalability Potential

Early stage companies with proof of concept

Scalability Potential

Investment Criteria

We rank investment attractiveness through a proprietary country scoring model based on certain public domain criteria.

Proof of Concept
Scalability Potential
Management Team
Environmental and Social Impact
Profitability Potential
Long-term Commitment and Strategy


Companies / Investments

ARED is currently running a crowdfunding campaign with Bettervest GmbH. Check out the ARED portfolio page for more information.

What we offer


  • Access for African enterprises to European networks and technology partners
  • Pan African growth support for African and European companies
  • Process Optimization
  • Development of the company value chain
  • Unique “Results4equity” investment approach
  • Capacity Building


  • Strategic perspective on African companies
  • Capacity Building
  • Pre-selected Knowledge Transfer Partnership
  • Consulting
  • Access for African enterprises to European networks and technology partners
  • Business Model Adjustment for the African Context

How we work

Our „Results4Equity“ approach

We offer start-ups individually tailored operational support packages designed around mutually agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) connected to company development and funding.


What sets us apart

Team Integration

Results for Equity

Strategic Positioning


Premier Position

What our partners say about us

"There are two type of Investors: the passive ones, and the ones that not only assist you in getting you the capital you need but also participate in the building of your company. That is what Greentec represents to me, an active investor."

Henri Nyakarundi

"We promote the commitment of German companies in the future markets of Africa – especially if it makes sense not only economically, but also ecologically and socially. GreenTec Capital is doing pioneering work here with its German technology partners and African start-ups. "

Dr. Gerd Müller

Former Minister of Economic Corporation and Development (BMZ)
"GreenTec Capital Partners are rare in the world of investors. Their dedicated team has been instrumental to helping me develop my company and improve on my company’s business model and impact. With their help, DML has been able to develop important partnerships that will allow us to scale our business and help more rural farmers to improve their livelihoods. "

Orisa Rapahel

"One part of the Tony Elumelu foundation is building strategic partnerships, because we know that every year one thousand entrepreuers , they will graduate, yes they will go on to build their businesses, they will create jobs and generate revenues…Those businesses need on going business development support, they need funding, they need to find…to develop skills that will enable them to be sustainable, so the role of GreenTec is very important."

Paraminder Vir

CEO Tony E. Elumelu Foundation


Beyond our overarching goal of empowering entrepreneurs to become role models within their communities, we focus our efforts specifically on sectors with social and environmental impact potential. Our mandate is to maintain our portfolio at a minimum of 75 percent impact oriented investments. We seek to empower companies explicitly aiming to contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.


of Impact Driven Investments in Portfolio


Mobilized in Euro


with Improved Livelihoods

Co-operations & Partnerships

We are proud to work with an extensive network of partners active in impact investment, development, African and European start-up programs, as well as with public and private institutions.



We are a highly committed team of professionals with complementary skills.

Advisory Board


Our Offices


Carl-von-Noorden-Platz 5, 3FL
Frankfurt am Main - Hessen 60596


Selam City Mall,
7th Floor, Room 702B
Cameroun Street, Bole,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

South Africa

82 Maude Street
Sandton, 2196
South Africa


Lagos, Nigeria


48 Rue du Château d'Eau
75010 Paris

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