Episode 23: How an Investment Company empowers African Founders with a unique Investment Model

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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.

Website: www.greentec-capital.com/

LinkedIn: Erick Yong

Twitter: @GreenTecCapital

Facebook: www.facebook.com/greenteccapital/

Amadou is a Social Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Public Speaker, and Promoter of African Entrepreneurship. Passionate about Africa and Entrepreneurship, Amadou’s mission is to work with African Entrepreneurs to bring out their stories and support them. As the Host of Africans Building Africa Podcast, Amadou loves to chat with African Entrepreneurs to deliver informative and inspiring content to Africans who would like to start a business or invest in Africa.
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