Villgro Africa

Driving sustainable, social and market-based innovations across Africa


Villgro Africa is an early-stage business incubator and impact investor that supports health, life science and agricultural startups on the African continent – to transform product and process innovations into viable, scalable businesses that impact the base of the economic pyramid (BoP).

The Villgro Africa team has over 30 years’ experience in R&D/academia and entrepreneurship in the region that is relevant to healthcare and life sciences technology commercialization. Our partnerships and networks span across the R&D, commercialization and funding pipeline to leverage local and foreign investments for global impact in the region.

In the last 5 years, Villgro Africa incubated and committed $1M+ in seed funding to 20+ innovative enterprises. Through our incubation program, these startups have gone on to raise close to $15M in follow-on funding and impacted more than 2.2 million lives across Africa.


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Location Nairobi, Kenya
Targets Africa
Sectors Agribusiness, Artificial intelligence, Clean technology and energy, EdTech, Healthcare, HealthTech
SDG (6)1. No Poverty, 3. Good Health and Well-being, 5. Gender Equality, 6. Clean Water and Sanitation, 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal




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