Country: Senegal
Sector of activity: Service
Status: Seed funding
Associed fund: I&P Accélération, USAID PACE, Teranga Capital
Entrepreneur: Delphine Faye
In portfolio since: 2019

Matisse is a restaurant complex located in an area of high economic activity in Dakar. It is composed of a bakery, a fast-food restaurant and an ice-cream parlour. These last two activities have been integrated as a franchise. The company was created in 2017 and started its activity in December of the same year.  


Delphine Faye holds a Master's degree in Economics and Management from the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. At the end of her studies, she joined World Vision, an international NGO, in 2011 as an accounting manager. In 2017, she decides to launch the Matisse complex.


Teranga Capital's USAID investment in Matisse aims to :

  • Support in the strategic development of the activities.


  • Support women's entrepreneurship
  • Support local production
  • Formalization of employees and job creation



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).

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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