E'Sens

Sector of activity: Agro-Industry
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: Pierre Yves N’Goran et Karl Akueson-Gannyi
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

Épices et Essences de Côte d'Ivoire (E'Sens) is a company specialising in the production of essential oils of citrus fruits (bitter orange, bergamot). It produces the essential oil using the fruits of its harvests and supplies from small producers in Côte d'Ivoire.

 

THE ENTREPRENEURS

E'Sens was created in 2016 by two young Ivorian finance professionals who saw the potential of an industry that had been abandoned in the Bas Sassandra region.

  • Pierre-Yves N'Goran (Co-founder and Executive Director)

He holds a Master's degree in International Business from Hult International Business School, London, England. Between 2011 and 2014, he participated in several professional finance rotation programmes, notably at the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Ace Global Depository. In 2014, he returned to Côte d'Ivoire where he held the position of Credit Analyst at NSIA Banque Côte d'Ivoire for four years. Today, he is co-founder of E'Sens and is in charge of running the business full time as the company's Executive Director.

  • Karl Akueson-Gannyi (Co-Founder)

After graduating in chemical engineering with a Master's degree in Finance in England, he worked for several years at BMO Capital Markets, London (investment bank specialising in mining and oil operations - finance and M&A department). In 2014, he decided to return to Côte d'Ivoire and set up his own business by creating the financial group La Financière de l'Eléphant (LAFINELE), which advises, designs and creates companies to carry out several projects, particularly in mining, agriculture and technological innovation. Karl co-founded the company E'Sens in 2016.

CONTRIBUTIONS OF COMOE CAPITAL

E'Sens benefits from the seed funding of the I&P Acceleration in the Sahel programme which is implemented in Ivory Coast by Comoé Capital sponsored by I&P. The objectives are :

  • increase the company's efficiency and optimisation of logistics
  • increasing the area of E'Sen plantations
  • support and evaluation of environmental and agronomic issues

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • creation of new jobs by 2022 (27)

 

In portfolio since: 2020

TROPIC 105

Sector of activity: Textile
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: M. Moussa Cissé
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

Created in 2005, Tropic 105 is a clothing company under the brand name Ciss St Moïse. For 30 years, the promoter has been promoting African fashion and has established itself as a key player in the clothing sector. The company has 4 shops open in 3 communes of Abidjan.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Holder of a degree in history and geography, M. Moussa Cissé began his career as a history and geography teacher. In 1989, he launched his custom-made clothing business. In addition to being the manager of the haute couture house Ciss St Moïse where he makes ready-to-wear and made-to-measure clothes, he is also the promoter of the N'ZASSA MODE festival organised in Ivory Coast since 2014.

ABOUT COMOE CAPITAL

Comoé Capital is the first impact investment fund dedicated to the financing and support of Ivorian SMEs and start-ups. Headed by Issa Sidibé, Comoé Capital is the fifth African fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Burkina Faso (Sinergi Burkina), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap). →Site of Comoé Capital​

 

In portfolio since: 2019

Afrik Bovia

Sector of activity: Agro-Industry
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: Mauhamed Lamine SY
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Afrik Bovia is a cattle farm created in 2011 by Mauhamed Lamine SY specialized in the production of cow's milk, located in Bobo-Dioulasso, the economic capital of Burkina Faso.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Holder of a high school diploma from the Islamic University of Medina, he has several experiences in food and dairy production. He worked as a representative in Riyadh of the French company SIBERT PATENT specialized in the production and installation of horticultural greenhouses but also as a fruit and vegetable import manager at SHADEL COMPANY in partnership with Flex Faso. In 2006, he launched into entrepreneurship by creating GULF AFRICAN GROUP, a company specialized in the export of mango and beef. 

 

CONTRIBUTIONS BY SINERGI BURKINA

Afrik Bovia is supported by SINERGI BURKINA as part of the I&P Acceleration program in the Sahel, with funding of 57,000 € (36,575,000 FCFA).

The main objective of this partnership is to :

  • To have adequate material and human resources for the establishment of a production unit of yogurt and pasteurized milk (semi-handcrafted dairy).
  • Set up the yogurt and pasteurized milk production unit to enable the company to enhance its production and create more added value
  • Penetrate and conquer the market for cow's milk dairy products (100%) in the project area and more generally in Burkina Faso
  • Set up an internal accounting system kept by a professional

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Formalization of 10 existing jobs and the creation of 9 new formal and decent jobs for women and young people
  • Contribution to the national economy through the payment of taxes to the tax authorities
  • Better structuring and organization of the company
  • Establishment of good governance

 

ABOUT SINERGI BURKINA

Created in 2014, Sinergi Burkina is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting SMEs and start-ups in Burkina Faso. Headed by Job Zongo, Sinergi Burkina is the second investment fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Côte d'Ivoire (Comoé Capital), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).  → To learn more about Sinergi Burkina

 

In portfolio since: 2020

MonSalon

Sector of activity: Service
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: Martial Hassan KOUDANA
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Monsalon Pas Cher is a burkinabè company which evolves in the carpentry and interior decoration sector. Created in 2016, it produces and markets all types of living room furniture (sofa, armchair, table, etc.), kitchen and bedroom furniture, which it markets both in Burkina Faso and beyond the borders (Niger).

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Monsalon pas cher was created by Martial Hassan KOUDANA. Holder of a master's degree (Bac+4) in information and communication sciences and techniques from the University of Ouagadougou and a master's degree in strategic and operational management from 2iE, Mr. KOUDANA Martial KOUDANA has been employed in several major Burkinabe companies (Total Burkina, Edifice Mc Cann Burkina, Oxy Conseil) before starting. 

CONTRIBUTIONS OF SINERGI BURKINA

Monsalon Pas Cher is accompanied by SINERGI BURKINA as part of the I&P Acceleration program in the Sahel with a financing up to 42000€ (27 500 000 FCFA).

The main objective of this partnership is to :

  • Strengthen the sales force and the visibility of the company 
  • Install a leather furniture production line
  • To set up a good accounting system kept by a professional
  • Boost the company's sales through the implementation of a new showroom. 
  • Supporting the company in management (setting up an adequate formal management system, including accounting, financial and tax management, production and human resources management).

IMPACTS OF FINANCING 

  • Consolidation of 22 existing jobs and creation of 13 new permanent full-time jobs
  • Contribution to the national economy through the payment of taxes and duties to the tax authorities and the reduction of furniture imports
  • Better structuring and organization of the company 
  • Establishment of good governance

 

ABOUT SINERGI BURKINA

 

Created in 2014, Sinergi Burkina is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting SMEs and start-ups in Burkina Faso. Headed by Job Zongo, Sinergi Burkina is the second investment fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Côte d'Ivoire (Comoé Capital), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).  → To learn more about Sinergi Burkina

 

In portfolio since: 2020

KOOD

Sector of activity: Agro-Industry
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: Diadji KA et Ngoné THIAW
Country: Senegal
A propos:

KOOD is a young senegalese company specialized in the production and marketing of ice cream and frozen yoghurt in different flavours (vanilla, chocolate, bouye, etc.) under the brand name MILKY in different regions of Senegal. The company was created in 2016 by Mr Diadji Ka and his wife Ngoné THIAW, and started its production in December 2017.

THE ENTREPRENEURS

Diadji KA holds a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems from the Polytechnic University of Pomona in California (CAL POLY Pomona). He worked for 10 years in the United States before deciding to come back to Senegal in 2015 and devote himself to his entrepreneurial projects to create the company KOOD where he holds the position of manager and is in charge of the coordination of activities.

Ngoné THIAW holds a master's degree in finance audit. After several experiences in Senegal in accounting firms, she decided to join her husband in the United States, then returned to Senegal with him. She held the position of production manager during the first months of KOOD's activities and is now in charge of new product development.

PARTNERSHIP WITH TERANGA CAPITAL 

Teranga Capital's investment in KOOD aims to :

  • Support the reflection on business development 
  • Structuring and support for the development of management methods and tools, training, etc.
  • Establishing contact with partner companies in Senegal and abroad

 

KOOD also benefits from financial support and technical assistance within the framework of the I&P Acceleration in the Sahel program, in partnership with the European Union. To cope with the unprecedented situation of covid-19, some fifteen companies benefit from technical and financial support to maintain their activities and overcome the crisis.

 

EXPECTED IMPACT

  • Implementation of an energy and waste management process.
  • Formalization of existing jobs, recruitment of qualified managers and manpower, improvement of working conditions.
  • Support for the implementation of financial and administrative management tools.

 

ABOUT TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital is the first impact investment fund dedicated to the financing and support of Senegalese SMEs and start-ups. Headed by Olivier Furdelle, Teranga Capital is the third African fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires under the I&P Développement 2 program. The network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Burkina Faso (Sinergi Burkina), Ivory Coast (Comoé Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap). → Find out more about Teranga Capital

In portfolio since: 2019

Institut Supérieur de Technologies

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: Mr. Issa Compaore
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Created in the 2000s on the initiative of Mr Compaoré, the Institut Supérieur de Technologies (IST) is a private secular technical and vocational higher education institution. With more than 2,000 students spread over its 24 training courses, including 11 in management sciences, the institution currently has six sites, including three franchises.

IST prepares its students for BTS, Bachelor's and Master's degrees. It currently delivers 32 diplomas including 23 recognized by CAMES, thus placing the institution in 3rd place among the institutions with the highest number of recognized diplomas.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Company manager with more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and consultant, Issa Compaoré was trained as a State Engineer in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in Production Engineering at the Mohammedia School of Engineering (EMI in Rabat).

In 1995, back in Burkina Faso, he started teaching. He was then professor of physics, management and corporate culture at the National School of Telecommunications between 1997 and 2000. Parallel to his teaching duties, he also provides consulting services through his company called DEMAIN SARL (Développement et Management Industrie), created in January 1997. 

In 2000, driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, he decided to create IST (Institut Supérieur des Technologies).

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SINERGI BURKINA

The objectives of partnerships include :

  • The establishment of a reliable accounting information system
  • Consolidation of contracts with franchises
  • Trademark protection

 

The Institut Supérieur de Technologies also benefits from financial support and technical assistance within the framework of the I&P Acceleration in the Sahel program, in partnership with the European Union. To cope with the unprecedented situation of covid-19, some fifteen companies benefit from technical and financial support to maintain their activities and overcome the crisis

IMPACTS

  • Consolidation of more than 150 full and part-time jobs
  • Reflection on a scholarship program for students in difficult circumstances
  • Establishing good governance 

 

ABOUT SINERGI BURKINA

Created in 2014, Sinergi Burkina is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting SMEs and start-ups in Burkina Faso. Headed by Job Zongo, Sinergi Burkina is the second investment fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Côte d'Ivoire (Comoé Capital), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap). → Sinergi Burkina website

In portfolio since: 2019

Institut de Management, de Gestion et d’Hôtellerie

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: Mme Augustine Bro
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

The Institut de Management, de Gestion et d'Hôtellerie (IMGH) is a private technical and professional training structure specializing in the hotel industry created in 2009 by Mrs. Augustine Bro. The institution aims to improve and diversify its training offers by developing online access to continuing education.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

After several experiences as SVT teacher in Abidjan, Mrs. Augustine BRO is appointed director of studies in a hotel school where she noticed the lack of students in the profession of cooking and pastry in the city of Abidjan due to the lack of specialized institutions in the sector. She therefore decided to create with a few associates the Institute of Culinary Arts and Hospitality (IACH) in 1999 which became in 2008 the Institute of Management and Hotel Management (IMGH).

 

 

Find an interview with Augustine Bro (October 2019) :

 

The Institut de Management, de Gestion et d'Hôtellerie is supported through the Education Impact Fund (EIF), managed by Comoé Capital. This impact fund dedicated to education in Côte d'Ivoire is sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) and the Jacobs Foundation. It provides financial and managerial support to Ivorian SMEs and start-ups with the aim of improving the quality and/or access to education in the country.

The Institut de Management, de Gestion et d'Hôtellerie also benefits from financial support and technical assistance within the framework of the I&P Acceleration in the Sahel program, in partnership with the European Union. To cope with the unprecedented situation of covid-19, some fifteen companies benefit from technical and financial support to maintain their activities and overcome the crisis.

 

ABOUT COMOE CAPITAL 

 

 Comoé Capital is the first impact investment fund dedicated to the financing and support of Ivorian SMEs and start-ups. Headed by Issa Sidibé, Comoé Capital is the fifth African fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Burkina Faso (Sinergi Burkina), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap). → More information about Comoé Capital

 

In portfolio since: 2019

Rose Eclat

Sector of activity: Agro-Industry
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: Mme Rosemonde Touré
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

A family business created in 1999 at the initiative of Mrs TOURÉ, Rose Eclat is a company that operates in the agricultural field, more specifically in the processing of fruit and vegetables. Today, the company puts on the national and international market processed and/or dried fruits and vegetables certified BIO and HACCP such as mango (flagship product), banana, okra, strawberry, or onion. 

Rose Eclat works in partnership with more than 500 small producers, which she supports technically, organizationally and financially.
 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Rosemonde Rita Evelyne TOURÉ has a postgraduate degree in law (DEA) and more than 20 years of experience in mango drying. She relies on her experience and a young and dynamic team to manage the company.

 

 

Her commitment and dynamism have earned her many distinctions such as :

  • Knight of the Order of Merit of Commerce and Industry
  • Green Africa" Quality Award, 2010
  • UEMOA Quality Award 2017 awarded by ABNORMES
  • Award of Excellence for the Best Exporter of the Year 2017

 

CONTRIBUTIONS BY SINERGI BURKINA

Rose Eclat is the first company run by a woman in the SINERGI BURKINA portfolio. The objectives of the partnerships are among others :

  • The structuring and establishment of a management body
  • Increasing annual production capacity 
  • Customer and product diversification 
  • Obtaining the British Retail Consortium (BRC) certificate

 

Rose Eclat also benefits from financial support and technical assistance within the framework of the I&P Acceleration in the Sahel program, in partnership with the European Union. To cope with the unprecedented situation of covid-19, some fifteen companies benefit from technical and financial support to maintain their activities and overcome the crisis.

 

IMPACTS

  • Formalizing and securing jobs
  • Establishing good governance
  • Payment of taxes and social contributions

 

ABOUT SINERGI BURKINA

Created in 2014, Sinergi Burkina is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting SMEs and start-ups in Burkina Faso. Headed by Job Zongo, Sinergi Burkina is the second investment fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Côte d'Ivoire (Comoé Capital), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).  → To learn more about Sinergi Burkina

 

In portfolio since: 2019

Teranga Automobiles

Sector of activity: Service
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: Papa Sada SALL et Pape Mayacine DIOP
Country: Senegal
A propos:

The company Teranga Automobiles is a car garage offering services of mechanical and electromechanical diagnosis, mechanical repair, maintenance, repair and maintenance of air conditioning.

ENTREPRENEURS

Teranga Automobiles was created by two associates who are :

Mr. Papa Sada SALL is a Mechanical Engineer with nearly 10 years of experience in the field of automotive mechanics.
Mr. Papa Mayacine DIOP is a consultant in Entrepreneurship and has worked with NGOs in Senegal. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a postgraduate diploma in International Relations.

OBJECTIVES

TERANGA AUTOMOBILES is supported by Teranga Capital within the framework of the I&P Acceleration program in the Sahel with a funding of €60,000 (39 million CFA francs) whose objective is to :

  • Make the necessary investments for the deployment of the second garage
  • Support the company in strategic thinking to meet the challenges of commercial development, creating a brand synonymous with trust and positioning that best meets the demands of the local market.
  • Support the company in the implementation of a more efficient management system including the management of financial and operational data, inventory, cash and human resources.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Creation of stable jobs
  • Capacity building of a low-skilled workforce in a very informal sector
  • Fiscal and social formalization
  • Establishment of a system for the collection of used oils and a system for the recycling of used spare parts

ABOUT TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital is the first impact investment fund dedicated to the financing and support of Senegalese SMEs and start-ups. Headed by Olivier Furdelle, Teranga Capital is the third African fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires under the I&P Développement 2 program. The network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Burkina Faso (Sinergi Burkina), Ivory Coast (Comoé Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap). → Find out more about Teranga Capital

 

In portfolio since: 2020

SetTIC

Sector of activity: Service
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: Boussoura TALLA GUEYE et Julie REPETTI
Country: Senegal
A propos:

SetTIC is a senegalese company specialized in the treatment of corporate waste (waste electrical and electronic equipment, waste characterization audit and recycling of special waste). It was created in 2013 and is managed by two women engineers specialized in information and communication technologies and the environment.

ENTREPRENEURS

Julie REPETTI is an engineer graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Douai and is specialized in environment, industry and strategic management with more than six years of professional experience. She started her career as an environmental safety engineer at EDF, then held project management positions at Alcatel Lucent and Nokia.

Boussoura TALLA GUEYE is an engineer graduated from INSA Toulouse and is specialized in information and communication technologies, with more than ten years of professional experience.

OBJECTIVES

SetTic benefits from the USAID and I&P Acceleration in the Sahel programs with a funding of €54,000 (35.5 million FCFA), the objectives of which are :

  • To support the company in setting up a service offer, meeting international standards, to companies in West Africa.
  • To support the company in strategic thinking to meet the challenges of commercial development, positioning and visibility.
  • To support the company in the implementation of a more efficient management system including the management of financial and operational data, treasury and human resources.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Recycling of waste from all types of businesses
  • Creation and formalization of stable jobs
  • Payment of local taxes and duties

ABOUT TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital is the first impact investment fund dedicated to the financing and support of Senegalese SMEs and start-ups.

Headed by Olivier Furdelle, Teranga Capital is the third African fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires under the I&P Développement 2 program. The network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Burkina Faso (Sinergi Burkina), Ivory Coast (Comoé Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap). → Find out more about Teranga Capital

ABOUT USAID PROGRAM

Investisseurs & Partenaires and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) started in 2016 an innovative acceleration program for start-ups located in Niger, Burkina Faso and Senegal. The partnership will support high-potential start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises to facilitate their access to financing in a region where the ecosystem supporting entrepreneurship is still underdeveloped. →Click here to find out more

In portfolio since: 2020

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