Nowelli

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Mariama Diene, Mariama Selly Kane
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Nowelli is a small Senegalese company that specializes in individual and collective catering (catering service and canteen management). Through its various offers, Nowelli provides its customers with healthy and balanced products, with a particular focus on reducing the amount of sugar, salt and fat.

THE ENTREPRENEURS

The company Nowelli was created by two promoters who are : 

  • Mrs. Mariama DIENE, passionate about healthy nutrition, she has a degree in International Business from the European Institute of Higher Education and in public policy and development management from Sciences Po. She held several positions in NGOs and financial institutions before devoting herself to her passion, cooking.
  • Mrs. Mariama Selly Kane, who has more than 10 years of experience in individual catering and management of company canteens.

 

CONTRIBUTIONS OF TERANGA CAPITAL

Nowelli has benefited from I&P Acceleration in  Sahel program implemented in Senegal by Teranga Capital:

  • To support the company in the development of a new offer for the management of school and company canteens (collective catering)
  • To support the company in the strategic reflexion around its positioning and the commercial development of its activities
  • To support the company in the reinforcement of its commercial, financial and accounting functions and the maintenance of the quality of its products and services.

 

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: 2021

DAUST

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Sidy Ndao
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Dakar American University of Science and Technology (DAUST) is a private higher education institution offering a 4-year engineering program, masterclasses dedicated to professionals in the sector and a "prep" program with international opportunities. The specialties taught are chemistry and biomolecules, civil and environmental engineering, electronic and computer engineering and finally mechanical and aeronautical engineering.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

DAUST was founded by Sidy NDAO, a 38-year-old Senegalese born and raised in Dakar before going to continue his studies in the United States. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska and a post-doc from MIT, he is an engineer specialized in mechanics and robotics. He returned to Senegal in 2009 to engage in the promotion of STEMs (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) in Africa. 

I&P' CONTRIBUTION

DAUST benefits from support through the I&P Acceleration in Sahel program dedicated to education and employment (IP2E). The funding and support will enable the university to increase its hosting capacity while attracting an international clientele.

EXPECTED IMPACTS 

  • Increase its hosting capacity by 115%
  • Move in a third classroom with a capacity of 30 students
  • Deploy a marketing and communication campaign in about 20 African countries
In portfolio since: 2020

Institut Académique des Bébés (IAB)

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Fa Diallo
Country: Senegal
A propos:

 

The Institut Académique des Bébés (IAB) is a training school dedicated to the professional and technical training of children's professions. At the end of a one-year course, a professional certificate of specialization, issued by the Ministry of Training, is delivered to learners, allowing them to be employed as facilitators, educational assistants or assistants in nurseries, maternity wards, leisure centers or at private homes. The Academic Institute of Babies also has crèches for children aged 3 to 19 months. 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

IAB was founded by Fa Diallo, a Senegalese-Guinean woman who grew up in Senegal before moving to France to study finance/accounting. Fa Diallo worked for a long time in accounting and finance while taking early childhood training. She has worked for more than 10 years in local authorities on early childhood issues, notably in Nancy's day care centers, at the Foyer des Jeunes Travailleurs de Nancy and at Nancy's regional maternity hospital. Fa returned to Senegal in 2016 and began the process of starting the Institut Académique des Bébés in 2017. 

I&P' CONTRIBUTION

IAB benefits from support through the I&P Acceleration in Sahel program dedicated to education and employment (IP2E).

EXPECTED IMPACTS 

IAB's funding and support is aimed at : 

  • Increase its capacity: space for an additional classroom that will increase the capacity by 50%
  • Set up a laboratory daycare that can accommodate 11 babies (from 3 to 18 months)
  • Develop an online platform in order to make accessible to learners living in the regions
  • Recruit staff to strengthen the current team
In portfolio since: 2020

Fulbe et Khem

Sector of activity: Cosmétique
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Mamoudou Elimane HANNE
Country: Mali
A propos:

Fulbe et Khem is a laboratory created in 2015 specialized in the transformation of local medicinal plants into food supplements and cosmetic products and the marketing of the products through pharmacies, parapharmacies, mini-markets and organic store chains in Mali.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Fulbe et Khem was created by Mamoudou Elimane HANNE, a French-Malian former top-level sportsman (European Champion and French record holder in 4x400m) with a Bachelor's degree in Economics/Management and a BTS in Negotiation and Customer Relations. Convinced by the benefits of natural plants, he decided to move to his country of origin to launch his company. 

PURPOSE OF THE FUNDING

Fulbe & Khem benefits from the I&P Acceleration in Sahel program, whose objectives are to : 

  • Reinforce the company's supply capacity in raw materials and packaging
  • Consolidation and development of the clientele
  • Contribute to the formalization and structuring of F&K
  • Strengthen the team through new hires and build employee loyalty through improved living conditions (more protection at work and implementation of a medical and social coverage policy)
  • Implementation of an internal accounting system
  • Implementation of a communication and marketing strategy

 

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Consolidation and formalization of 7 existing jobs, creation of 5 new formal jobs
Contribution to the economy through the payment of taxes to the tax authorities
Reduction in the importation of dietary supplements

In portfolio since: 2020

Ecoclair

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Investissement en capital
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

Editions Afrique Lecture

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Chérif Louan
Country: Niger
A propos:

Created by Chérif Louan, Editions Afrique Lecture (EAL) specializes in the publishing and production of after-school books (annals of middle and high school classes). Its editorial line also enables it to publish works of literature (in French and national languages), essays and textbooks (course books, books, etc.). Editions Afrique Lecture offers its know-how to structures wishing to produce and/or publish their documents. 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Cherif LAOUAN is a publisher, graphic designer, editor and modeler. He holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) in Applied Mathematics and Physics (with the use of computer tools) from Kharkov State University in Ukraine - USSR. Author, co-author, editor and composer of several books (3rd and 4th grade mathematics, descriptive statistics textbook, physics and chemistry textbook for 6th to 3rd grade), he has 15 years of textbook composition at Editions Afique Lecture.  He is the president of the network of publishers in Niger and managing director for the book sector at the Agency for the Promotion of Enterprises and Cultural Industries.

 

ABOUT SINERGI NIGER

SINERGI S.A. is a private investment company created in 2006 and supported by I&P with a group of key individual and institutional shareholders in the Nigerien and international SME support landscape. Headed by Ibrahima Djibo, its objective is to contribute to the economic and social development of Niger through the promotion of entrepreneurship and the development of SMEs. SINERGI S.A. provides the means for entrepreneurs in Niger to achieve their growth projects by providing long-term financing and local support.  → Find out more about Sinergi​

In portfolio since: 2018

Syn’el

Sector of activity: Agro-Industry
Status: Investissement en capital
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-Industry
Status: Investissement en capital
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

Yam Agro Industrie

Sector of activity: Agro-Industry
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Steve YAMEOGO
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

YAM AGRO is a company that operates in the food industry. Created in 2019, it specializes in the production of syrups (bissap, ginger) and mango jam.

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

YAM AGRO INDUSTRIE was founded by Steve YAMEOGO. Passionate about the agricultural sector and having grown up in the food processing industry, he holds an engineering degree in electromechanical engineering from the Private Polytechnic Institute of Casablanca (Morocco).

 

CONTRIBUTION OF SINERGI BURKINA

YAM AGRO is accompanied by SINERGI BURKINA within the framework of the I&P Acceleration program in Sahel.

The main objective of this partnership is to :

  • Improve product quality and increase syrup production capacity
  • Consolidate its gains in the market (strengthen its positioning and build loyalty among existing customers) and win a larger customer base at the national level
  • Restructuring the company and strengthening its management system
  • Diversify the company's products through the production of bissap wine

 

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Consolidation and formalization of 7 existing jobs and creation of 10 new formal jobs for young people and women
  • Contribution to the national economy through the payment of taxes to the tax authorities 
  • Contribution to the development of agricultural sectors through the valorization of local products

 

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

Fenel

Sector of activity: Textile
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Angéline TRAORE YOUGBARE
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Fenel produces and markets fashion accessories (fitted accessories, ordinary sewing accessories and leather goods accessories) from local fabrics woven in Burkina Faso (Faso Danfani). 

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Fenel was founded in 2019 by Angéline TRAORE YOUGBARE, who before creating the company, worked for 10 years as manager and main designer at Nagteedo Création, a company specialized in fashion and pearl jewelry. Passionate about fashion since 2007, it is in 2019 that she started to develop local woven loincloths such as the Faso Dan fani.

 

CONTRIBUTION OF SINERGI BURKINA

Fenel is supported by SINERGI BURKINA as part of the I&P Acceleration program in Sahel. The main objective of this partnership is to :

  • Increase production capacity and product quality
  • Diversify the company's products by launching a range of ready-to-wear products made from Faso Danfani
  • Set up an internal accounting system kept by a professional
  • Strengthen the sales force and the visibility of the company 
  • Restructuring the company and strengthening its management system

 

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Consolidation of 7 existing full-time jobs and creation of 6 new formal jobs for young people and full-time women
  • Contribution to the national economy through the payment of taxes to the tax authorities
  • Increased revenues for Faso Danfani loincloth weavers
  • Creation of a strong added value through the valorization of local products
  • Reducing imports of fashion accessories and strengthening exports

 

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

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