GrowthAfrica Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Accelerator/​Incubator

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 3


  • Investments
  • 72

  • Portfolio
  • 40

  • Exits
  • 27


GrowthAfrica General Information

Company Description

Founded in 2002, GrowthAfrica is an accelerator firm based in Nairobi, Kenya and was. The firm accelerates startups and businesses in and into East Africa and across Africa. The firm assists companies seize and develop business opportunities in Kenya and East Africa.

Business Details

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Corporate Office
  • Lenana Towers, 5th floor, Lenana Road
  • P.O. Box 17726
  • Nairobi, 00100
  • Kenya
+254 0724 000000

GrowthAfrica Investments (72)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
ProFish Ghana 14-Jun-2021 Accelerator/Incubator Specialty Retail Generating Revenue
Tripesa 21-Sep-2020 00000 00000 0000 Internet Software Generating Revenue
ENZI Footwear 01-Dec-2019 000000000000 Footwear Generating Revenue
MolaPlus 23-Sep-2019 000000000000 Food Products Generating Revenue 00000000 0000
Keep IT Cool 18-Jul-2019 000000000000 00000 Logistics Generating Revenue 000000 0000000000
Supamamas 16-Jul-2019 000000000000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
APEX Medical Laboratories 01-Jan-2019 00000 00000 Laboratory Services (Healthcare) Generating Revenue
Ecodudu 01-Jan-2019 000000000000 Agricultural Chemicals Generating Revenue
Famunera 01-Jan-2019 Accelerator/Incubator Internet Retail Generating Revenue
LishaBora 15-Oct-2018 Accelerator/Incubator Business/Productivity Software Out of Business
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GrowthAfrica Exits (27)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Stawi Industries 15-Apr-2024 Out of Business 01-May-2023 000000000 00000000
Kola Studios 01-Apr-2023 000000000 00000000
Evesmama 28-Nov-2022 000 00 00000000
TotoHealth 26-Jul-2022 000 00 00000000
LishaBora 16-Jun-2022 000 00 00000000
Lipisha 01-Jan-2022 000 00 00000000
Takamoto Biogas 01-Nov-2020 000 00 00000000
Ndovu Card 25-Apr-2020 Out of Business
Pig Production and Marketing Uganda 01-Sep-2019 Out of Business
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GrowthAfrica Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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GrowthAfrica Management, Team & Partners (6)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Johnni Kjelsgaard Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer 0 Nairobi, Kenya
Ian Lorenzen Partner & Executive Director Nairobi, Kenya
Patricia Jumi Co-Founder & Executive Director 0 0 Nairobi, Kenya
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GrowthAfrica Co-Investors (1)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Ortus Africa Capital 0 Series chart Industry bar
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GrowthAfrica FAQs

  • What is GrowthAfrica?

    Founded in 2002, GrowthAfrica is an accelerator firm based in Nairobi, Kenya and was.

  • When was GrowthAfrica founded?

    GrowthAfrica was founded in 2002.

  • Who is the founder of GrowthAfrica?

    Johnni Kjelsgaard and Patricia Jumi are the founders of GrowthAfrica.

  • Who is the CEO of GrowthAfrica?

    Johnni Kjelsgaard is the CEO of GrowthAfrica.

  • Where is GrowthAfrica headquartered?

    GrowthAfrica is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • What is GrowthAfrica's total asset value?

    GrowthAfrica has around 0000 in total assets under management.

  • How many investments has GrowthAfrica made?

    GrowthAfrica has made 72 investments.

  • What has GrowthAfrica invested in?

    GrowthAfrica has made numerous investments in companies like ProFish Ghana, Tripesa, and ENZI Footwear within the Specialty Retail, Internet Software, and Footwear industries.

  • What has GrowthAfrica invested in recently?

    GrowthAfrica's latest investment was on 14-Jun-2021 in ProFish Ghana, a company within the Specialty Retail industry.

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