I&P explores new opportunities with private sector actors in Guinea

On March 3, 2022 in Conakry, I&P co-organized with Molam Capital and the European Union delegation, an information meeting with the main actors of the private sector.  I&P talked about the implementation of I&P Acceleration in Sahel in Guinea and its project to create the first Guinean investment fund.

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I&P's gender policy: What about gender diversity in private equity?

 

For the International Women's Rights Day, I&P evaluated its gender policy on the basis of the annual report of the Deloitte & France Invest "Talents & Diversity" Commission, which aims to promote and encourage the role of women and gender diversity in the Capital Investment business. 

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I&P makes its first funding in Togo: Lomé Business School

Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), which is specialized in financing and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in several sub-Saharan African countries, has taken a new step forward with the funding of its first company in Togo.

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TECO²

Sector of activity: Industry
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Calvin Tiam
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Toiture Economique et Ecologique (TECO²) is a startup created in 2018 that aims to promote green growth in Burkina Faso and Africa through the recycling and valorization of plastic waste. The company produces and markets furniture, roofing and beacons made from recycled plastic waste.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

TECO² was created by Calvin Tiam, an engineer in Industrial Process Engineering and Renewable Energies, who graduated in 2012 from the International Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE) in Ouagadougou. Calvin Tiam is convinced that entrepreneurship is nowadays the right solution for the economic emergence of developing countries, and has set himself the mission of transforming used plastic bags.

Thanks to his commitment , his company has been able to distinguish  during multiple competitions. His rewards :   

  • Winner of the 1st Prize (Diamond Prize) of the TREMPLIN START-UP UEMOA Competition and best start-up in the UEMOA Community space (December 2020)
  • Winner of the SITRA Prize in the category of the most inspiring solutions of innovations in circular economy worldwide (September 2019)
  • Winner of the Switch Africa Green - SEED Award 2017 organized by the UNEP program with the support of the European Union (July 2017)
  • Winner of the 1st Prix Jeunesse de la Francophonie 35<35 in the Social Entrepreneurial category (October 2016)

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P AND SINERGI BURKINA

TECO² benefits from I&P Acceleration in Sahel, which is implemented in Burkina Faso by Sinergi Burkina sponsored by I&P. The support will allow the company to : 

  • Strengthen its production capacity
  • Secure the supply of raw materials 
  • Strengthen the sales and marketing function
  • Strengthen the structure and the management system

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Ecosystem preservation
  • Creation and consolidation of jobs
  • Contribution to cities  sanitation
  • 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: 2021

Senexel

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Boubacar Senou
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Senexel is a laboratory specialized in physico-chemical and microbiological testing in Burkina Faso, offering analysis of mining waste and heavy metals in fertilizers and quality control of water in agrifood products.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Senexel was created by Boubacar Senou, a chemical engineer by training. Mr. Senou holds a master's degree in food technology and a post-graduate diploma (DESS) in metallurgical engineering. He has more than 15 years of experience as a chemist in companies such as SGS Canada, 5N plus Inc, Norgold, etc. He is a member of prestigious institutions such as the Quebec Order of Chemists, the American Chemical Society and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Petroleum.

PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P AND SINERGI BURKINA

Senexel is supported by I&P and Sinergi Burkina through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. The support will allow the company to : 

  • Strengthen the production capacity  
  • Diversify the analysis offers
  • Contribute to the reduction of the delivery time of the results
  • Support the company in obtaining ISO 17025 certification
  • Strengthen the accounting and management information system (MIS)

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: 2021

Faso Elevage Bio

Sector of activity: Agro-Industry
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Aboul-Wakil Faïçal PALENFO
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Faso Elevage Bio is a Burkinabe company specialized in the production of breeding materials. This young company has progressively developed five activities aimed at poultry farmers: production and commercialization of chicks and breeding equipment (incubators, cages, brooders, etc.), implementation of a farm monitoring system, rent of livestock buildings and training of poultry farmers on good breeding practices.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Faso Elevage Bio was created by Abdoul-Wakil Faïçal PALENFO when he was a young student entrepreneur. Before starting his own business, Mr. PALENFO was a livestock consultant for NGOs and companies like Ferm'Afrik. He holds a professional master's degree in animal production from the University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (USTA) in Ouagadougou.

PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P AND SINERGI BURKINA

Faso Elevage Bio is supported by I&P and Sinergi Burkina through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. The support will allow the company to : 

  • Strengthen the chick production capacity
  • Improve the quality of the egg brooding machines
  • Strengthen the company's market presence
  • Strengthen the structuring and the management system (SIG)

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Creation and consolidation of jobs
  • Increase the local supply of chicks
  • Valuation of local products 
  • 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: 2021

I&P publishes its second global impact report

 

Investisseurs & Partenaires publishes the second edition of its annual impact report, a summary of our impact mission and the most significant achievements and progress made in 2021.

In a time period strongly marked by the Covid-19 crisis, I&P's teams have grown stronger, new projects have been launched and support for African entrepreneurs is more necessary and useful than ever.

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