GroFin’s investment for the future: Kenyan women entrepreneurs are good ‘jockeys’

Published on the SEED Initiative Blog by Rishi Khubchandani GroFin Investment Executive in Kenya –
The driving force, the key success factor, of the business should be the entrepreneur. Good entrepreneurs who receive value-adding business support from a partner like GroFin are more likely to succeed under challenging conditions, we believe, and we look at entrepreneurs who demonstrate a good professional track record as well as the appropriate practical experience related to the business they are growing.

GroFin and SPDC working in the Niger Delta

By Sabre Collier-
Aspire aims to invest in 200 small and growing businesses in the Niger Delta, while delivering invaluable business counsel to many more. These investments aim to create over 2,400 sustainable jobs by 2018. Moreover, they will improve an estimated 14,000 livelihoods, bit by bit expanding possibilities for prosperity and stability in the Niger Delta.

Solwezi Today

GroFin Zambia adds sheen to SMEs

From Solwezi Today  GroFin’s business development support helps clients to grow their business management skills set and deepen their insight into market and industry, to improve operational efficiencies and achieve best practice. GROFIN Zambia has opened its doors in the country as an innovative development financier poised to add a new dimension to small-scale business people

Through the Gender Lens

In analyzing GroFin’s portfolio and others operating in a similar space, it’s become clear that we as investors are becoming more cognizant of emerging trends. Recently, there has been an almost palpable shift away from a gender-specific silo towards a more holistic vision of empowering women as investees, employees, consumers, suppliers and beyond.

GroFin Tanzania at VV GROW Fellowship Training

Elisante, who has been with GroFin for the past four years, said “It was exciting to meet female entrepreneurs from across Africa who were articulate and to the point in explaining investment opportunities and how they would want to realize their dreams. They indeed appreciated GroFin’s integrated approach, specifically when it came to pre-finance support and business support post investment.”

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Walter Ogwal announced as GroFin East Africa Regional Investment Director 

Walter Ogwal will assume the role of GroFin East Africa Regional Investment Director in October 2014.The former senior banker has a passion for growth finance and a track record in assisting entrepreneurs of small and growing businesses to navigate the myriad of challenges speaks for itself. GroFin looks forward to his continued success in creating sustainable positive socioeconomic impact throughout the region.

The Zambian Marketplace

Tomorrow, 16 September 2014 is the official launch of GroFin in Zambia. The initiative was first conceptualized in 2012 prior to the  participation of CEO and founder Jurie Willemse and the GroFin Leadership Team in the Zambia International Business Advisory Council. The decision to enter Zambia was based on several strategic factors, such as its growing

Meet the GroFin Team in Zambia

With risk capital in excess of US$400 Million, GroFin provides a proven blend of financing and value-adding business support to under served entrepreneurs in the small and growing business sector. Through access to appropriate levels of business finance, advisory services such as development assistance, and opportunities for businesses to achieve sustained market linkages, we achieve

Hello Zambia! GroFin Plans Official Launch in Lusaka

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 will mark the official launch of GroFin in Zambia. Over the past two years, GroFin initiated enquires into the local market. In 2012, they participated as a member of the resource team on the Zambia International Business Advisory Council. These early interactions with the government and local business owners inspired company