GreenTec Capital at LeLAB’s “Back from Abidjan” event in Paris

Paris (France), March 2018.  Last, week GreenTec’s Erick Yong and Sofien V. Sidhoum attended the Land of African Business’’ (LeLAB) “Back from Abidjan” event in Paris. The event was held on March 16th, 2018, and brought together policy makers, LeLAB partners, and other stakeholders in African investment to discuss the state of business in Africa.

Last year, LeLAB and GreenTec Capital partnered to jointly work to promote African start-ups and entrepreneurship. LeLAB and GreenTec co-powered last year’s African Rethink Awards in Abidjan in December 2017. The “Back from Abidjan” event presented a whitepaper by the Essec Business School on financial inclusion and cashless solutions in Africa and brought together partners and stakeholders to present, elaborate, and discuss these learnings. Erick presented GreenTec’s perspectives on the development of the African start-up ecosystem alongside with Emilie Debled, PR & BD Director at IetP who shared lessons learnt from 15 years of investing in Africa in the “I & P ’15 ans, 15 Leçons d’Afrique’” [“15 years, 15 lessons from Africa”] session. The event provided excellent networking opportunities such as discussing partnership opportunities with the CPCCAF (Conférence Permanente Des Chambres Consulaire Afrcaines et Francophones [Standing Conference of African and Francophone Consular Chambers]) with Denis Deschamps the délégué général.

Interview (in French) with GreenTec Capital CEO Erick Yong

Other Posts

Amitruck raises $4 million for scaling into Uganda and Tanzania

Frankfurt (Germany) and Nairobi (Kenya), February 2022. GreenTec Capital is very pleased to report that Amitruck, our Kenya-based logistics-tech portfolio company, has closed a US$4 million seed round. Amitruck will use the funds to bolster its operations, technical, and sales teams supporting its expansion in East Africa. The funding round was led by Better Tomorrow…

read more

Amitruck selected for Google’s Black Founders Fund

Frankfurt (Germany) and Nairobi (Kenya), October 2021. We are very pleased to report that our Kenyan logistics-tech start-up Amitruck has been selected for Google for Startups Program’s newly launched Black Founders Fund. The $US 3 million facility has selected 50 start-ups from across Africa to receive the equity-free funding as a part of Google’s racial…

read more

Pricepally Launches New Mobile Apps and Website, and will Expand Operations to Abuja

Frankfurt, Germany & Lagos, Nigeria, Sept., 2021.  GreenTec Capital is pleased to share that our Nigerian portfolio company, Pricepally, has launched new mobile apps and website, and will expand operations into Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja. Pricepally is a digital food cooperative that connects farmers directly to end buyers who are able to buy fresh produce…

read more