Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early stage, high impact social enterprises. We believe that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional leaders, tackling some of society’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place.

The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early stage, high impact social enterprises. We believe that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional leaders, tackling some of society’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place.

Lending for African Farming

LAFCo lends to agricultural SMEs that work directly with smallholder farmers, and which have constrained access to working capital.

LAFCo lends to agricultural SMEs that work directly with smallholder farmers, and which have constrained access to working capital.

Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund

Great importance is attributed by AATIF to promoting investments along the entire agricultural value chain. The fund will strive to improve agricultural practices to increase crop yields or assist in building storage and processing capacity to broaden local value addition.

Great importance is attributed by AATIF to promoting investments along the entire agricultural value chain. The fund will strive to improve agricultural practices to increase crop yields or assist in building storage and processing capacity to broaden local value addition.

The WFP Innovation Accelerator

Do you have a project with the potential to solve hunger? If yes, then apply to the WFP Innovation Accelerator and receive up to 100,000 USD in equity-free funding, mentorship from industry experts and access to the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.

Do you have a project with the potential to solve hunger? If yes, then apply to the WFP Innovation Accelerator and receive up to 100,000 USD in equity-free funding, mentorship from industry experts and access to the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.

Aavishkaar

Aavishkaar (invention) was founded in 2001. The India-based impact investor focuses on low-income customers for products and services in agriculture, finance, education, energy and healthcare. Aavishkar will make investments of $500,000 to $5 million in major East and West African markets.

Aavishkaar (invention) was founded in 2001. The India-based impact investor focuses on low-income customers for products and services in agriculture, finance, education, energy and healthcare. Aavishkar will make investments of $500,000 to $5 million in major East and West African markets.

Pearl Capital Partners

We are an independent agriculture investment management firm. We administer portfolio management on behalf of African Agricultural Capital Fund (AACF), a US$25 million agricultural fund, the African Seed Investment Fund (ASIF), a US$12 million seed fund and our original investment company, African Agricultural Capital Ltd (AAC), a US$ 9 million in equity subscriptions.

We are an independent agriculture investment management firm. We administer portfolio management on behalf of African Agricultural Capital Fund (AACF), a US$25 million agricultural fund, the African Seed Investment Fund (ASIF), a US$12 million seed fund and our original investment company, African Agricultural Capital Ltd (AAC), a US$ 9 million in equity subscriptions.

Agri-Vie Agribusiness Investment Fund

Agri-Vie is a private equity investment fund focused on food and agribusiness in Sub-Sahara Africa, a foundational sector of the continent’s economies. Agri- Vie harnesses private equity investment disciplines to generate above-average investment returns, while also addressing development impact challenges.

Agri-Vie is a private equity investment fund focused on food and agribusiness in Sub-Sahara Africa, a foundational sector of the continent’s economies. Agri- Vie harnesses private equity investment disciplines to generate above-average investment returns, while also addressing development impact challenges.

Databank Financial Services Limited

Databank’s mission is to empower its customers to achieve financial independence by promoting financial literacy and offering a diverse range of investment products. To deliver on this mission, Databank offers corporate finance, brokerage, fund management and research services to local and foreign individuals, multinational companies, pension trusts and institutional investors for the ECOWAS sub-region.

Databank’s mission is to empower its customers to achieve financial independence by promoting financial literacy and offering a diverse range of investment products. To deliver on this mission, Databank offers corporate finance, brokerage, fund management and research services to local and foreign individuals, multinational companies, pension trusts and institutional investors for the ECOWAS sub-region.

Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P)

I&P manages four impact funds fully dedicated to African SMEs, mainly differentiated by the company size they target. Our funds have progressively extended I&P’s scope of intervention, and propose an investment continuum between €30,000 and €3 million.

I&P manages four impact funds fully dedicated to African SMEs, mainly differentiated by the company size they target. Our funds have progressively extended I&P’s scope of intervention, and propose an investment continuum between €30,000 and €3 million.

Digital Innovation for Development in Africa (DIDA)

UKRI expects to make 15-20 awards of between £100,000 – £150,000 over 12 months to seed fund Networks. At stage two, Networks awarded in stage one will be invited to bid into a second call in 2020 with up to £19M available across six to eight projects over 3 years. Call Deadline: November 12, 2019

UKRI expects to make 15-20 awards of between £100,000 – £150,000 over 12 months to seed fund Networks. At stage two, Networks awarded in stage one will be invited to bid into a second call in 2020 with up to £19M available across six to eight projects over 3 years. Call Deadline: November 12, 2019

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

UKRI invites proposals to the GCRF first stage Digital Innovation for Development in Africa (DIDA) call, focusing on building Networks that bring together academics, industry, NGOs, policymakers and practitioners from Africa with UK partners. These Networks are expected to build new relationships and stimulate novel research and innovation ideas and activities that will enable partners to apply for funding to deliver a co-developed and fully realised project in stage two.

UKRI invites proposals to the GCRF first stage Digital Innovation for Development in Africa (DIDA) call, focusing on building Networks that bring together academics, industry, NGOs, policymakers and practitioners from Africa with UK partners. These Networks are expected to build new relationships and stimulate novel research and innovation ideas and activities that will enable partners to apply for funding to deliver a co-developed and fully realised project in stage two.

Global Challenges Research Fund

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), are pleased to invite applications for Digital Innovation for Development in Africa (DIDA).

This two stage GCRF call focuses on the impact and application of digital technologies for development in Africa. Stage one focusses on building Networks that bring together academics, industry, NGOs, policymakers and practitioners from Africa with UK partners.

These Networks are expected to build new relationships and stimulate novel research and innovation ideas and activities that will enable partners to apply for funding to deliver a co-developed and fully realised project in stage two. This call has three thematic areas of focus and applicants can apply to any strand.

This call will support seed funding for Networks working within the following thematic areas (more information about each is contained in the call text): 

  • Digital Rights  
  • Smart Communities 
  • Digital Health  

The seed funded DIDA Networks should be inherently multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary. They should also aim to facilitate the development of partnerships between researchers, industry, NGOs, policymakers and practitioners. 

Deadline: 12/11/2019

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), are pleased to invite applications for Digital Innovation for Development in Africa (DIDA).

This two stage GCRF call focuses on the impact and application of digital technologies for development in Africa. Stage one focusses on building Networks that bring together academics, industry, NGOs, policymakers and practitioners from Africa with UK partners.

These Networks are expected to build new relationships and stimulate novel research and innovation ideas and activities that will enable partners to apply for funding to deliver a co-developed and fully realised project in stage two. This call has three thematic areas of focus and applicants can apply to any strand.

This call will support seed funding for Networks working within the following thematic areas (more information about each is contained in the call text): 

The seed funded DIDA Networks should be inherently multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary. They should also aim to facilitate the development of partnerships between researchers, industry, NGOs, policymakers and practitioners. 

Deadline: 12/11/2019