I&P's January Newsletter: a look at 2020
News | 31/01/2020
  I&P publishes the first newsletter of the year 2020, and would like to take this opportunity to wish all its readers the very best for the year to come! This newsletter focuses in particular on the major upcoming projects for 2020, with an editorial signed by Jean-Michel Severino,...

I&P grows its activities in anglophone Africa and makes its first investment in Nigeria
News | 30/01/2020
  The I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2) fund welcomes two new African companies to its portfolio, thus pursuing an active investment rhythm, less than two years after its launch. Fully in line with the fund’s mandate, these new investments will strengthen I&P’s footprint in...

3 questions to... Frédéric Wybo, Director of Ultramaille
Entrepreneurs | 29/01/2020
  Based in Madagascar for nearly 30 years, Frédéric Wybo is the founder and current CEO of Ultramaille, a Malagasy company specialized in mid- and high-end fashion knit wear. Ultramaille has been supported by I&P since 2016, through its fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 1. The team...

Publication of the Report of the Regional Economic Outlook of IMF
Intelligence & Analysis | 19/12/2019
  What are the economic prospects in sub-Saharan Africa? The International Monetary Fund (IMF) answers these questions in its semi-annual report on the Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa and presents two key themes: competition and competitiveness in product markets and...

I&P Conseil participates in the 3rd edition of the Social & Inclusive Business Camp
News | 10/12/2019
  Organized from November 30 to December 5 in Marseille by the French Development Agency in partnership with the EMERGING Valley summit, the 3rd edition of the Social & Inclusive Business Camp (SIBC) brought together a group of 60 social entrepreneurs to support them in...

I&P launches the I&P Acceleration Technologies program, with AFD's support
News | 04/12/2019
  Investisseurs & Partenaires is launching I&P Acceleration Technologies, an acceleration program dedicated to promising African digital start-ups. The programme is one of six initiatives funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), which is mobilising €15 million...

VATEL launches its new master's degree in Ecotourism Management
Entrepreneurs | 27/11/2019
  Vatel Madagascar launches its new master's degree in Ecotourism Management   Vatel Madagascar is currently the only hotel school in Madagascar that offers a Master's degree in ecotourism. The Ecotourism Master's degree is structured around 5 poles: - marketing to train...

HaiRun Technology CEO Ranto Adriambolololona, named best entrepreneur of the Malagasy diaspora in France
Entrepreneurs | 20/11/2019
  HaiRun Technology's CEO, Ranto Adriambololona, was named the best entrepreneur of the Malagasy diaspora in France, at the 2019 ZAMA Awards, held on October 11th 2019 in Paris. Ranto Andriambololona was also elected Secretary General of the Club Africain des Entrepreneurs during the...

I&P's quaterly Newsletter is published
News | 07/11/2019
  I&P's quarterly newsletter is online! As usual, the newsletter covers the main news of the last few months: the deployment of the program Afrique Créative, the new members of the team, the latest news from the companies in the portfolio (with an exclusive interview with the co-...

Afrique Créative : the entrepreneurs selected and reunited in Burkina Faso for a first bootcamp
News | 25/10/2019
  The winners of the Afrique Créative programme, funded by the French Development Agency and implemented by a consortium composed by I&P, AFRICALIA, Zhu Culture Officiel andBAYIMBA, have been officially selected. The call for applications, which closed on 15 August, identified...

Entrepreneurs' portrait: Matthias Papet et Eric Genetre, co-founders of CoinAfrique
Entrepreneurs | 23/10/2019
  As one of the first investments of the IPAE 2 fund, CoinAfrique is a 100% mobile community platform designed to buy and sell products simply in French-speaking Africa. Created in 2015, CoinAfrique currently has more than 1.4 million downloads and approximately 500,000 active monthly users...

I&P publishes a report on formalizing SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa
Intelligence & Analysis | 18/10/2019
  A few months after conducting two field studies in Madagascar and Senegal, I&P is publishing a summary report on the challenges and impacts of SME formalization in Sub-Saharan Africa. This report is primarily a practical document for entrepreneurs who wish to formalize their...

8th edition of I&P Entrepreneurs' Training Seminar
Entrepreneurs | 14/10/2019
  About 60 entrepreneurs gathered in France from October 9 to 11 to attend the 8th edition of the Annual Training Seminar co-organized by I&P and the African Club of Entrepreneurs. Operating in 12 Sub-Saharan African countries, from Mauritania to Madagascar, the entrepreneurs were...

Presentation of the feasibility study for the creation of a first impact fund dedicated to education in Africa
News | 11/10/2019
Presented exclusively in July 2019 at the Sorbonne, the feasibility study on education in Africa was published by the Fondation pour Études et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI). The conduct of this study is a key step in the implementation of the first impact programme dedicated...

Focus on latest GIIN's "Impact Investor Survey"
Intelligence & Analysis | 30/07/2019
  The Global Impact Investor Survey (GIIN) published the annual edition of its "Impact Investor Survey". The report captures data from 266 impact investors collected via a survey distributed during January and February 2019. Download full report       Key...

I&P's July Newsletter & Edito from Nicholas Burnett (R4D)
News | 24/07/2019
  I&P's July newsletter is online ! The Newsletter notably reviews the latest update of the Programme I&P Education to Employment, announced in January 2019: the publication of the Feasibility Study, conducted by FERDI to better understand African educational challenges and...

Entrepreneur's Portrait: Falihery Ramakavelo, Director of VATEL Madagascar
Entrepreneurs | 19/07/2019
    VATEL Madagascar is a hospitality management school, part of the global network VATEL, created in 2014 by Falihery Ramakavelo and his wife Hanitra Ramakavelo. The main site is located in Ambatoroka, Antananarivo, and a new campus will be opened in October 2019 in Morondava to...

Supporting Education in Africa: Key Takeaways from the Feasibility Study Conducted by FERDI, in Partnership with I&P and Monaco
News | 11/07/2019
  In January 2019, Investisseurs & Partenaires and the Government of Monaco signed a partnership agreement to create the first impact fund dedicated to education in Africa. A key component of the partnership consisted in carrying out a feasibility study, conducted by the Foundation...

Launch of Africa Radio in Abidjan
Entrepreneurs | 12/06/2019
  Listened to on the FM band in Paris and on social networks in Africa and Europe, Africa Radio (formerly Africa N°1) now broadcasts in Abidjan on 91.1 FM. The inauguration ceremony to celebrate this launch took place in Abidjan in the presence of Mr. Sidi Touré, Minister of...

Launch of the Creative Africa program, carried out with I&P Conseil
News | 11/06/2019
  I&P Conseil has won, along with several African partners (Zhu Culture, Bayimba) and the Africalia agency, the " Afrique Créative" call for proposals on cultural and creative industriesfrom the French Development Agency (AFD), which will enable it to support cultural and creative...

AMI launches $4.5M partnership with Mastercard Foundation in Rwanda
Entrepreneurs | 07/05/2019
  African Management Initiative (AMI) recently announced a new partnership with the Mastercard Foundation in Rwanda. A $4.5M programme will support around 7,000 young Rwandans to build their skills and businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector. This programme is part of Hanga...

I&P supports the fund Ebalé, dedicated to the promotion of young African artists
News | 26/04/2019
  The team of Investisseurs & Partenaires is pleased to announce its support to the Fund Ebalé, dedicated to contemporary African art and promoted by the Angalia Gallery. The launch of the fund represents, for its founders and partners, a strong commitment to the development of the...

Miarakap welcomes a new company in its portfolio: the microfinance insitution APEM PAIQ
News | 23/04/2019
  The Malagasy investment fund Miarakap, sponsored by I&P, has invested in the microfinance institution APEM PAIQ, which has been offering loans to small Malagasy entrepreneurs and farmers located in the capital Antananarivo and its surroundings for over 20 years. Miarakap's...

I&P conseil is engaged in accelerating cultural and digital enterprises in Africa
News | 23/04/2019
  Launched in 2017 to improve the business environment and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa, I&P Conseil is committed to the deployment of new and ambitious projects in the digital and cultural industry sectors: through its involvement in Afrique Excelle, a pan-African program that...

Entrepreneur portrait: Aramatou Coulibaly, RAMA CEREAL
Entrepreneurs | 19/04/2019
  RAMA CEREAL is an Ivorian agro-industrial company specialising in the processing of cereals such as millet, maize and rice, supported by Comoé Capital, the first impact investment company dedicated to financing and supporting small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with high potential in...

Enko Education prepares African students for their university applications with "Knowledge for College"
Entrepreneurs | 15/04/2019
  Enko Education is launching the "Knowledge for College" programme, a twelve-hour e-learning course to support African high school students in their university applications.   Led by guidance counsellors and experts from prestigious universities around the world, these online...

I&P adopts IFC’s Operating Principles for Impact Management, along with 60 other investors
News | 12/04/2019
  The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, announced today that 60 investors have adopted the Operating Principles for Impact Management—a market standard for impact investing in which investors seek to generate positive impact for society alongside financial...

PEG Africa raises $25 million to cement its position as market leader in West Africa
Entrepreneurs | 09/04/2019
  West-Africa based solar company PEGAfrica just raised $25M, taking its funding total to US$50 million with investors such as CDC group, SunFunder, ResponsAbility, Blue Haven Initiative, Energy Access Ventures, Acumen...   PEG Africa, société leader en Afrique de l'Ouest pour la...

The milk of Laiterie du Berger is no longer subject to VAT in Senegal.
Entrepreneurs | 08/04/2019
  La Laiterie du Berger continues to change the rules and participates in the structuring of the dairy sector in Senegal. After two years of work with the Ministry of Finance, the latter has just formally decided that the pasteurised milk produced by the company would no longer be subject...

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