East Africa Venture Debt Fund

Short to medium term working capital, asset financing, and bridge financing


Jun 30
EquaLife GroupInvestment Fund
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Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer durables, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Automotive, Clothing and textiles production, Computer hardware, Electronics, Food production, Furniture

The East Africa Venture Debt Fund provides short to medium-term working capital, asset financing, and bridge financing to start-ups and innovative small and growing businesses (SGBs) operating in Eastern Africa, with a goal of expanding across Sub-Saharan Africa.

The fund is ‘industry agnostic’ with a focus on both high-tech and low-tech businesses in financial services, education, agricultural value chain, healthcare, logistics, and consumer-focused industries. We support companies with strong business fundamentals including revenue-generating, existing positive cash flows, high growth potential, and innovative business models.

Investments are made alongside reputable equity investors and on-going strategic, operational, and financial support is provided to each investee to add tangible value to the growth and profitability of each company.