Episode 23: How an Investment Company empowers African Founders with a unique Investment Model
As a Cameroonian born in Germany, Erick Yong had always been passionate about Africa. Following his entrepreneurial journey, Erick has co-founded a Venture Capital company, Green Tec Capital Partners. Lack of capital is perceived as one of the biggest issues around entrepreneurship in Africa; However, Erick and his partner has a unique model of not only providing capital to the businesses they invest in, but they also become a partner to those businesses.
Erick’s company is a long-term impact investor that joins forces with visionary startups and SMEs entrepreneurs combining impact and profit. His investment strategy is to target companies with a sustainable business model to create exclusive investment opportunities with economic, social, and/or environment impact in Africa.
In this episode, we touched on his journey as a founder of a Venture Capital company, his company’s unique investment strategy, and what he looks for when investing in African businesses.
LinkedIn: Erick Yong