Villgro Africa

Driving sustainable, social and market-based innovations across Africa

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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.

Overview

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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

Team

Programs

Portfolio

NameCountrySector(s)
Ilara Health
Affordable technology-powered diagnostics for Africa
Kenya Healthcare
The Pathology Network
On-demand online diagnostic pathology services for Africa
Kenya Healthcare, Healthcare providers and services
MamaOpe
Saving the lives of Children
Uganda Artificial intelligence, Electronics, Healthcare
Medixus
Africa's online medical network.
United Kingdom Education, Healthcare
clinicPesa
Save For Health, Save A Life.
Uganda Financial services, Healthcare
Enzi Health Limited
Hail-A-Clinic
Kenya Big data, Fintech, Healthcare
Flare
Next generation emergency response for emerging markets
Kenya Healthcare providers and services, Transport and l…
matibabuUganda Healthcare
Health-E-Net Limited
High-Quality Healthcare, Everywhere
Kenya Artificial intelligence, Healthcare providers and …
Turaco
Inclusive insurance for emerging customers
Kenya Financial services, Insurance

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