Atelier des Génies

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Investissement en capital
Associed fund: USAID PACE, Teranga Capital
Country: Senegal
A propos:

L’Ateliers Des Génies is a startup founded in 2015, which develops programs and activities for children aged 4 to 16 and youth aged 17 to 25. The company offers several programs related to digital literacy, robotic programming, algorithm, coding and web design to equip learners with problem-solving skills, stimulate critical thinking and develop analytical skills.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

L’Atelier des Génies was founded by Fatima SARR, who started her entrepreneurial career at a very young age, completing a degree in web design. She was project coordinator at oxford business group. She then launched, before the creation of Atelier des Génies, two startups that worked for large international companies such as Google and large projects of Government Agencies, and accompanies business leaders in the development of their Business Development strategies.

PARTNERSHIP WITH TERANGA CAPITAL

The Atelier des Génies benefited from the PACE program implemented in Senegal by Teranga Capital. 

The expected impacts at the end of the partnership are :

  • The popularization of digital culture
  • The reinforcement of the training of children by digital notions
  • The formalization of employees and the creation of jobs

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: 2019
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Nowelli

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
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: Financement d'amorçage
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: Financement d'amorçage
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

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Présentation d’I&P

Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) est un investisseur d’impact s’adressant exclusivement aux PME africaines. Depuis 2002, I&P a financé et accompagné près de 150 entrepreneurs dans 16 pays d’Afrique subsaharienne, y compris le Sénégal, le Mali, le Bénin, le Niger, le Burkina Faso, la Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroun, Madagascar, etc. (www.ietp.com)

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Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) est un groupe d’impact investment s’adressant exclusivement aux PME africaines. Depuis 2002, I&P a financé et accompagné plus de 120 entrepreneurs dans une quinzaine de pays d’Afrique subsaharienne : Sénégal, Mauritanie, Mali, Bénin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroun, Madagascar, etc. (voir notre site : www.ietp.com).

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LAfricaMobile

Sector of activity: Digital, Tech
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Malick DIOUF
Country: Senegal
A propos:

LAfricaMobile is a company specialized in mobile marketing. It allows its customers to carry out large-scale communication in countries such as Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Togo, Burkina Faso and Niger in USSD, SMS and Voice (Push, Pull) and Airtime. It is connected to all WAEMU operators and works with large local companies and NGOs.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Malick Diouf is a telecommunications network engineer with a degree from INSA Toulouse and a Master's degree in information systems from the Grenoble School of Management. In 2009, he joined Highconnexion, a start-up specialized in value-added services where he held several positions. With the technical and financial support of Highconnexion's management team, he decided in 2014 to create LAfricaMobile, an aggregator specializing in large-scale communication for the African diaspora.

PARTNERSHIP WITH TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital's investment in LAfricaMobile aims to :

  • Preparation of the sub-regional deployment and the refinement of the offer
  • Structuration and support for the development of management methods and tools, training;
  • Establishiment of contacts with partner companies in Senegal and in the sub-region.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Energy management above a certain level of activity
  • Support for the implementation of financial and administrative management tools and strategic committees.
  • Free campaigns for NGOs

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: 2019

FireFly Media

Sector of activity: Digital, Tech
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Mafal LO et Ali ERHOUNI
Country: Senegal
A propos:

FireFly Media is an advertising agency created in 2015, specializing in communication within public transport in Senegal, particularly buses. Exclusive agency of the association of financing of urban transport (AFTU), FireFly Media is the first actor to have massively deployed digital devices in buses in Senegal. It offers its services to communication agencies and non-governmental organizations.

ENTREPRENEURS

Mafal LO and Ali ERHOUNI are marketing professionals at the origin of FireFly Media.

Mafal LO is a computer engineer with more than ten years of professional experience in database management and computer development throughout the world (France, China, USA). Today, he is in charge of digital publishing and business development for FireFly Media.

Ali ERHOUNI is an expert in operational marketing and has about fifteen years of practice in this field. He spent ten years in the L'Oréal group as a packaging specialist. He is currently in charge of the implementation of FireFly Media's marketing strategy.

PARTNERSHIP WITH TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital's investment in FireFly Media aims to :

Connect with partner companies in Senegal and abroad
The outcome of the reflection of the economic model and sub-regional development plan
Structure and support for the development of management methods and tools, training.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Free road safety awareness campaigns
  • Support for the implementation of financial and administrative management tools
     

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: 2019

SECAS (ex La Vivrière)

Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Bineta Kone COULIBALY
Country: Senegal
A propos:

LA VIVRIERE is a senegalese SME specializing in the processing and marketing of local cereals created in 1992. With a single raw material at the beginning, millet, the company also processes maize and cowpea and markets pre-cooked fonio. It offers a wide range of traditionally African and typically Senegalese products which are sold under the brand name WIIW, on the local market and exported to the European Union, the United States, Canada and the rest of Africa.

Thanks to the quality of its products, the company has been awarded several times the quality prize by the European Union within the framework of its programs for the promotion of local cereals in Senegal.

In 2019, La Vivrière became the Société d'Exploitation des Céréales Africaines du Sénégal "SECAS" following the entry into its capital of FONSIS and Teranga Capital.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Bineta Kone COULIBALY is an engineer in statistics and training and has a master's degree in economics and a higher diploma in management from the C.E.S.A.G. She was head of the economic and social statistics office before joining the BHS (Banque de l'Habitat du Sénégal).

She is a founding member of the group of local cereal processors in Senegal (T.C.L), of the national committee of the millet / sorghum initiative, of AAFEX, and of the association for the sustainability of family businesses.

PARTNERSHIP WITH TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital's investment in LA VIVRIERE aims to :

  • Support the reflection on the extension of activities, national development in the first instance and partnership and support for the development of management methods and tools
  • Support for the establishment of effective governance and the creation of a new production unit and its implementation.
  • Connect with potential stakeholders in Senegal and abroad

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Promotion of local raw materials
  • Support for the implementation of effective governance and commercial, financial and administrative management tools
  • Declaration and continuation of the formalization of salaried staff and the implementation of health coverage
  • Tax formalization and remittance of VAT and other applicable taxes and dutie

 

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: 2019

XOOM

Sector of activity: Digital, Tech
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Kalifa FAAL
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Xoom Wireless is a Gambia-based internet service provider, established in 2017. It was granted a full operating licence in 2018 by the Gambian Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. The company intends to offer a wide range of broadband products to Gambian users through "LTE TDD" technology in and around Banjul.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Kalifa FAAL is a computer science graduate from Florida State University. He has more than 10 years of experience in internet and web technologies. He worked for 8 years in the United States as a sales and marketing manager. He is the founder and CEO of KMF Technology, a computer hardware and tool supply company based in The Gambia.

PARTNERSHIP WITH TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital's investment in Xoom Wireless aims to :

  • Support the reflection on the first phase of deployment and future extensions of the activity
  • Strengthen managerial, technical and administrative management capacities by supporting the development of management methods and tools.
  • To enable the project to benefit from Teranga Capital's network, to put it in touch with partner companies in Senegal and abroad.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Management of energy consumption (electricity, water and diesel)
  • Formalization of human resources, recruitment of qualified personnel
  • Support for the implementation of financial and administrative management tools

 

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: 2019

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