Startups and Upscaling

Farmcrowdy Nominated for Digital Business of the Year at the Global African Business Awards and awarded the Nigerian National Productivity Order of Merit

Frankfurt (Germany) and Lagos (Nigeria), May 2018. We are very pleased to report that Farmcrowdy has been nominated for the Global African Business Awards Digital Business of the Year Award. The company was also recently awarded the Nigerian National Productivity Order of Merit, continuing the company’s streak of awards for its innovative and impactful agricultural…

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Wazi Vision takes up the call to improve a billion lives globally.

Frankfurt (Germany), May 2018. This week we are happy to share some thoughts on an interesting article by Andrew Jacobs, published May 5th, in the New York Times’ Health Section: “A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Glasses.” The article presents a look at the global impact of visual impairment with examples from India….

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Africa Leads the way in women entrepreneurs

Frankfurt (Germany), May 2018. African women’s entrepreneurship highest in the world, comprising 25.9 percent of the female adult population is engaged in early-stage entrepreneurial activity in the region according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2016-2017 Women’s Report  African women’s workforce participation is also the highest worldwide, with an average of 40% in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite…

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Boreal Light selected for top 30 at Seeds&Chips and in top 100 at the Start Up Energy Transition 2018

Berlin (Germany) and Milan (Italy), April-May 2018. GreenTec Capital is very pleased to report that Boreal Light GmbH has recently been recognized by both the Start-Up Energy Transition as well as the Seeds&Chips Food Innovation Summit as being among the top start-ups working to solve pressing world problems of food and water access. The Start-Up…

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GreenTec expands African presence with East Africa office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Frankfurt (Germany) and Addis Ababa, (Ethiopia) April 2018.  GreenTec Capital Partners is very pleased to announce the opening of our East Africa Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The office will be supported by three new team members, Eaman Mohamed, Teddy Worku, and Ibrahim Mamma. The opening of our East Africa Office represents the first major…

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My Internship at GreenTec Capital Partners

Frankfurt (Germany), April 2018.  When I applied for GreenTec I did not know what to expect at first. The firm is a specialized investment company focusing on developing African start-ups and impact investment. Although I am currently a business student, the whole idea seemed very abstract, linking together buzzwords I recognized from class, but I…

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