Miarakap celebrates 5 years of activity in Madagascar and closes a second round of financing of 6M USD


2023 marks the 5th year of Miarakap's activity in Madagascar. Created in 2018 by Emmanuel Cotsoyannis with the support of fifteen investors including Société Générale Madagascar, Axian, BNI Madagascar, Adefi and Investisseurs et Partenaires (I&P), Miarakap has taken up the challenge of financing a new generation of ambitious and responsible entrepreneurs with high growth potential and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impact.


I&P selected as an Emeritus Manager in the ImpactAssets-50 2023 ranking


Selected for the ImpactAssets 50 ranking, I&P is pleased to join once again this year's "Emeritus Manager" category, which includes impact funds that have achieved IA 50 recognition for at least 5 years and have consistently demonstrated their commitment to generating positive impact. 

I&P is positioning itself alongside other "Emeritus Managers" in 2023, such as ACCION International, Bamboo Capital Partners, Calvert Impact Capital, Capria Ventures, LeapFrog Investments and Root Capital. 


Promoting the business climate: I&P gathers SME support structures in Cotonou

From January, 31st to February, 3rd, I&P organized a regional meeting in Cotonou, Benin, for a training seminar aimed at strengthening the skills of stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem (accelerators, incubators, public and private intermediaries) and thus promote the development of an SME-friendly environment.








Our best wishes for 2023

We are pleased to share with you the first newsletter of this year 2023, including the latest news from I&P, its partner funds and portfolio. And we'll go into a little more detail about the launch of the Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund, a major initiative for our entire sector.

In this newsletter : 


I&P publishes its Annual Impact Report


I&P is pleased to present its Annual Impact Report, that presents the collective results of our different programs and funds.

The report presents an overview of I&P's activities and impact methodology and goes through our six impact pillars : developing Africa entrepreneurship, creating decent jobs, providing SDG-aligned goods and services, promoting women's empowerment, strengthening the local economic fabric and fostering environmentally-friendly development.


$200 Million Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund debuts to empower emerging African fund managers


I&P is proud to be part of an innovative and bold initiative for the investment industry in Sub-Saharan Africa: the USD$200 million Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund, a Fund of Funds which works through African investment vehicles to support early-stage, growth-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on the continent.


"Manifesto for the financing and support of entrepreneurship in Africa"


As I&P celebrates its 20th year of activity, the team is pleased to present its "Manifesto for the financing and support of entrepreneurship in Africa.

Based on 20 years of learning, entrepreneurial adventures, successes as well as failures and challenges, this manifesto aims to share with you the five best practices or core approaches that we believe are essential if we want to accomplish our mission to serve African entrepreneurs.