BusinessMinds fully understands the challenges for early stage ventures in Africa in accessing financing. We therefore often invest our own money in high-potential businesses that we are working with. We have invested in all the ventures we have initiated including africaJUICE, africaFISH and Power Ventures Africa.
In addition, we have a well-established network within the finance sector with connections to many of those investing in Africa. We have successfully raised over US$30 million of debt and equity for projects across Africa. We have also secured extensive grant funding from a range of development partners, aiming to strengthen our overall sustainable development objectives.
Our new venture, the Bloom Accelerator Fund, seeks to address the challenges of financial access directly by investing in and working with early stage ventures that cannot access finance from the mainstream impact investment community.