Finance and Funding

GreenTec’s Erick Yong attends a Global Perspectives Initiative dinner in Berlin

Berlin (Germany), June 2019.   strong Earlier this month, GreenTec Capital CEO Erick Yong had the pleasure of attending a private circle dinner in Berlin hosted by the Global Perspectives Initiative. Erick joined representatives from politics, media, business, and civil society for high-level discussions addressing how to amplify the impact and engagement achieved through German…

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Farmcrowdy raises US$ 1 Million funding round.

Frankfurt (Germany) and Lagos (Nigeria), March 2019. GreenTec Capital is pleased to report that Farmcrowdy has raised an additional $US 1 million in funding. The Nigerian agritech company empowers smallholder farmers by connecting them with farm-sponsors through its digital platform. The company will use the additional funding to expand operations into 20 Nigerian states, as…

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ARED begins 2019 with a deployment of 20 kiosks and a new urban expansion strategy

Kigali (Rwanda) and Frankfurt (Germany), January 2019. GreenTec Capital is very pleased to report that ARED is starting 2019 with a strong push to expand connectivity options in Africa. The company has completed the assembly of an order of 20 additional Mobile Shiriki Hubs as well as launched a new product offering to help digitalize…

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AgroCenta receives US$250,000 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Award.

Accra (Ghana), December 2018. GreenTec Capital is very proud to announce that AgroCenta has been selected as the recipient of a US$250,000 (£200,000) GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Grant funded by UK DFID, Australian AID, and the GSMA and its members. The company joins 10 other start-ups entering the GSMA’s Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund Portfolio third cohort….

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GreenTec at AESIS and AIF 2018

Sandton and Cape Town (South Africa), November 2018. GreenTec Capital Partners team members were in South Africa last week attending the African Investment Forum in Johannesburg and the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (AESIS) in Cape Town. The two events brought together the who’s who of African finance institutions, investors, and start-ups for pitch events,…

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Germany announces €1 Billion fund building on African investment momentum

Frankfurt (Germany), November 2018. The highlight of last week’s G20 meetings was arguably German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s pledge of €1 Billion to support European small and medium-sized enterprises investing in Africa. The fund’s announcement comes as the result of the German G20 Presidency and represents a fundamental shift in Germany’s development policy. Working with the…

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