La Fontaine bleue

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Ehui Alain Serge Protay
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

 La Fontaine bleue is an Ivorian company specialized in the production and distribution of purified water in large formats. Known under the name Océane, the company offers ultra pure water in reusable 18.9 liter carboys, but also the sale and maintenance of water fountains.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

La Fontaine bleue was created in 2017 by M. Ehui Alain Serge Protay, graduated from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (EDHEC) with a degree in business management and a diploma in business engineering.  After his studies, Mr. Ehui joins in 2007 the Comium group as Sales Manager for companies for 3 years and then Key Account Manager until 2013. In 2014, he was recruited by a local company in the same industry as La Fontaine Bleue as Corporate Sales Manager for 2 years. From 2016 to 2017, he joined the pharmaceutical industrial group Propharmed International, where he worked as Sales Manager. With 11 years of experience in B2B sales and strong interpersonal skills, Mr. Ehui was able to gain the trust of several large organizations such as the African Bank of Development, Orange Ci, Lafarge Holcim, etc.

PARTNERSHIP WITH COMOÉ CAPITAL

La Fontaine bleue is supported by the I&P Acceleration in Sahel program, set up by Comoé Capital in Côte d'Ivoire, which will enable to increase its fleet of delivery vehicles. La Fontaine bleue will also benefit from the support of several consultants who will reinforce the Océane brand and revitalize the company's accounting and finance.

 

About Comoé 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: 2021

Medivas

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: M. Herbert Kouamé Bi
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

Medivas is a company specialized in medical evacuations (air and road), on-site medical assistance, emergency medical coverage during events and medical training in Côte d'Ivoire. It is the first company in this sector that is managed by Ivorians.

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Medivas (Medical Vehicle Aircraft Assistance Services) was created in 2014 by Mr. Herbert Kouamé Bi, a dynamic promoter, who has more than 20 years of experience in emergency medical assistance.Holder of an MBA in Management and Marketing and a National First Aid Certificate - National First Aid Training from the Red Cross Ivory Coast, Mr. Herbert Kouamé Bi has accumulated his professional experiences mainly as Manager and Coordinator of operations of international and local companies in the same sector, before creating the company.

 

PURPOSE OF THE FUNDING

Medivas benefits from I&P Acceleration in Sahel program, which is implemented in Côte d'Ivoire by Comoé Capital sponsored by I&P. The support will allow the company to acquire a new ambulance for medical evacuations by land. Medivas will also benefit from the support of several consultants who will improve the governance of the company, revitalize the accounting and finance function and put in place a complete procedure manual for the management of operational risks including the aspects of patient safety, ambulance drivers and risk prevention.

 

About Comoé 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 →

Keiwa

Sector of activity: Digital, Tech
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Fabrice KOFFI, Bertrand DAGO, Terrence KONDOU
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

 

 

Keiwa is a simplified app dedicated to accounting, financial, and reserve management created by three young Ivorians, Fabrice KOFFI, Bertrand DAGO, and Terrence KONDOU.

The app is for African SMEs with a monitoring need for their day-to-day operations, structures with several sites, and partners providing services to these SMEs (suppliers, financial institutions, and telecom operators). 

With this app, the user can save its daily operations, manage its stocks and access a clear activity report in real-time. Keiwa also allows one to monitor its activities remotely and share selective information with selected partners. 

Keiwa platform is available on Apple and Google Stores and the web.

 

The entrepreneurs

 

Keiwa was co-founded by three young Ivorians, Fabrice KOFFI, Bertrand DAGO, and Terrence Kondou. 

Fabrice Koffi is Keiwa's CEO. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He accumulates several years of experience in various consulting firms (Administrative and Financial Manager of Agritecno West Africa, Partner and co-manager of Urim Thummim Conseil).

Bertrand Dago is co-founder and CTO of KEiwa. He has a Diploma of Higher Technician in Electronic and Computer Systems (2013).

Terrence Kondou is a co-founder and Programmer. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Engineering (2017) and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Methods Applied to Business Management. 

 

Partnership with I&P

Keiwa is financed and supported by I&P Acceleration Technologies, a €2,5 million program aiming at financing and supporting some fifteen digital start-ups in sub-Saharian Africa. This program is supported by the Digital Africa initiative (AFD).

The partnership notably aims at;

• Reinforcing commercial and marketing teams

• Supporting the pan-African development of the app

 

Expected impacts

• Support for the financial inclusion of the informal sector

• Evolution of teams' working conditions

 

 


 

About I&P Acceleration Technologies

Launched in December 2019 with the support of the AFD through the Digital Africa initiative, I&P Acceleration Technologies is a €2.5 million program aiming to finance and support around 15 digital start-ups in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on the West Africa, Central Africa, and Madagascar zones.

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About Comoé Capital

Comoé Capital is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting 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 Development 2 fund. Up to date, the network of funds includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Burkina Faso (Sinergi Burkina), Senegal (Teranga Capital), and Madagascar (Miarakap).

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In portfolio since: 2021
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Onloutou

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Adams Ousmane Diaby
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

Based in Côte d'Ivoire, Onloutou is a company providing household appliances on a rental basis with a technological component that allows to geolocate the equipment and deactivate it remotely.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Adams Ousmane Diaby is the founder of Onloutou. Trained as a nurse, he has had several experiences in entrepreneurship with a first adventure as an audiovisual content producer between 1987 and 2007. After detecting an opportunity, he replicated the Kiloutou model in Africa, but dedicated to consumer goods equipment.

CONTRIBUTION OF COMOE CAPITAL

Onloutou is supported by Comoé Capital and the French Development Agency (AFD) since 2019.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

The partnership between Onloutou and Comoé Capital aims to : 

  • Promote access to household appliances to a larger population

About Comoé 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

Ivoire Bio Fruits

Sector of activity: Agro-Industry
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Mehoua René YEO
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

Ivoire Bio Fruits is a company in Ivory Coast producing fresh and dried fruits certified organic in Europe (EOS) and United States (NOP). The company relies on a network of producers based in the main fruit production areas in the south and north of Ivory Coast.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Ivoire Bio Fruits was founded by Mr. Mehoua René YEO, who, after several trainings, started his career in market gardening cooperatives.  He also held the position of General Secretary of the Wopinin-Wognon cooperative society of mango producers in the Tchologo region until 2018.

CONTRIBUTION OF COMOE CAPITAL

Ivoire Bio Fruits has been accompanied since 2021 by Comoé Capital.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

The objectives of the partnership are : 

  • Strengthen the company's capacities
  • Contribute to improving the incomes of small mango producers and cooperatives in northern Côte d'Ivoire and reducing agricultural losses
  • Strengthening governance

 

About Comoé 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: 2021

Naïmadolls

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Associed fund: Comoé Capital
Entrepreneur: Sara Coulibaly
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

 

Created in 2015, Naïmadolls is a company producing toys (dolls) in Côte d'Ivoire. Today, Naïmadolls products are present in most of local stores (Prosuma, Super U, Casino, Carrefour, Librairie de France, La Grande Récré and Chico).

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Holder of a Bachelor's degree in Real Estate Management in 2010 at the Ecole Supérieure des Professions de l'Immobilier de Nantes, Mrs. Sara Coulibaly  is starting studies in entrepreneurship. In 2013, she graduated at the top of her class from the University of Cergy Pontoise with a master's degree in business creation. Serial entrepreneur, Mrs. Coulibaly has 10 years of experience in business creation and management. She began with the creation of "my miry", a line of ethically inspired luxury shoes in 2009 before launching a chain of children's hairdressing salons "Kidsconcept", followed by the creation of Naimadolls in 2015. The originality of the Naimadolls concept earned it a 24th place in FORBES magazine's 30 Under 30 ranking.

CONTRIBUTIONS OF COMOE CAPITAL

Naïmadolls has been supported by Comoé Capital and the Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD) since 2020.

This support will contribute to the : 

  • Reinforcement of the management team and internalization of the activity 
  • Reinforcement of the logistics component (warehousing, delivery)
  • Strengthening governance

 

About Comoé 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: 2020

Ecoclair

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: M’bim Lou Josette Kouadio
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

Eco Clair is a company specialized in industrial laundry services for hotel complexes, businesses and industries, and individual clients. Today, the company has a processing capacity of more than 4,000 pieces of laundry per day and counts among its customers the Airone company and the Accor group.

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

M'bim Lou Josette Kouadio holds a BA in Psychology from Cocody University and a DESS from CAMPC - University of Cocody. Before launching the company Eco Clair, Ms. Kouadio held several positions, including Assistant Head of Personnel for the Sococe group in mass distribution and Head of Personnel for Quick Net Service (RMO Group).

 

COMOE CAPITAL'S CONTRIBUTION

Ecoclair is supported by the I&P Acceleration in Sahel program, set up by Comoé Capital in Côte d'Ivoire, which will enable it to acquire chip bedding and electronic linen reading equipment. The company will also benefit from the support of several consultants who will help train local employees to fully internalize maintenance, as well as upgrade teams to obtain quality and/or environmental certification.

In terms of impact, the company expects to create 22 new jobs by 2022.

About Comoé 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: 2020

Syn’el

Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Ella Assié
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

Syn'el is a company specialized in the artisanal production of sorbets on sticks under the Paletas brand, made from entirely natural juices. In Côte d'Ivoire, Syn'el is the only producer of natural sorbets. The company has 6 flavours according to the seasons and 2 product ranges.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Syn'el was founded in 2017 by Ella Assié, a young entrepreneur who graduated from the University of South Africa in management and cost accounting after obtaining a certificate in Accountability at the Abidjan School of Information and Management. She has also worked for several years as a consultant, assistant and administrative and financial manager in various organisations.

CONTRIBUTION OF COMOE CAPITAL

The I&P Acceleration in Sahel program, implemented in Côte d'Ivoire by Comoé Capital, will enable Syn'el to relaunch its activities, develop a product marketing strategy and increase its production capacity. The company will also benefit from the support of several consultants who will provide marketing and sales support.

In terms of impact, the company expects to create 9 new jobs by 2022.

 

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: 2020

Citrine Corporation

Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Mohamed Diaby
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

Citrine Corporation is a company specialized in the processing of cassava into fresh attiéké (cassava semolina) and placali (cassava paste) in the south of Côte d'Ivoire, more precisely in Grand-Bassam. The company markets its products on the local and international market. Since the release of the products on the market, they are highly appreciated by the local community and the diaspora, for their quality and their branding which highlights the pride of the African identity.

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Mohamed Diaby holds an MBA in International Business Management which he will complete in 2014 at the École Supérieure de Management de France and an M.sc. in Banking, Finance and Risk Management which he will complete in 2012 at Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK. He has six years of experience in food trading.

CONTRIBUTION OF COMOE CAPITAL

The I&P Acceleration in Sahel funding will enable the company to optimise and increase its production capacity. The company will also benefit from the support of several consultants who will support the local commercial strategy, the optimisation of production processes and accounting and financial processes, the training of employees on quality and hygiene measures and on environmental issues, particularly with regard to the management of waste from the activity.

In terms of impact, the company plans to create 23 new jobs by 2022.

 

 

 

In portfolio since: 2020

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