We are a principal investor that deploys capital to multi-sector start-up and early-stage companies that have the potential to transform Africa's food systems. The firm has invested between $10,000 and $200,000 in early-stage food-related businesses, as well as founded and incubated strategic agribusinesses.
We specifically look out for Founders that are creating innovations in areas that can transform food systems particularly with products and services that foster the use of locally-sourced materials and cutting-edge technologies to address the huge global consumer market opportunity in food.
Agrolay takes longer holding periods in its portfolio companies, relative to the typical five-year term of most private equity investors in Africa, allowing Companies to effectively grow and create value, before exiting.
Value-Adding Partner Looking To Collaborate With Visionary Founders
We actively engage in business development services as well as fund-raising advisory for start-up founders to help raise a new cadre of young food entrepreneurs with a focus on increasing their job opportunities. We are passionate about training and investing in women-owned businesses and also initiatives that enhance improved nutrition.