Villgro Africa

Driving sustainable, social and market-based innovations across Africa

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

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.

Team

Portfolio

NameCountrySector(s)
Ilara Health
Affordable technology-powered diagnostics for Africa
Kenya Healthcare
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
The Pathology Network
Lab diagnostic efficiency through Membership, Digital Pathology and AI
Kenya Artificial intelligence, Cloud solutions, Healthca…
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 …
Kijenzi
Bringing 3D printing to low/middle income countries.
United States of America Healthcare
Turaco
Inclusive insurance for emerging customers
Kenya Financial services, Insurance

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