Energy Access Ventures invests in growing, entrepreneurial businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa addressing the lack of electrification in the region with new technology and innovative business models.
More than 600 million Sub-Saharan Africans lack access to electricity. With strongly growing populations, this number can only increase. EAV is the first focused venture firm that invests in the growing number of dynamic and innovative companies that are taking on this challenge. With a team that has substantial investment and operating experience, they bring a hands-on approach to their portfolio companies, which is unique in Sub Saharan Africa.
They bring more than just capital. They are company-builders. They invest where they can add substantial value.
They will help grow a portfolio company’s strategy and team. They will help founders raise further funding and develop a long-range exit plan. They have an extensive network in the energy access market which they open up to their companies as they seek customers and partners.
Crucially, all their companies can expect significant assistance on-the-ground in Africa. They manage substantial pro-bono assistance programs generously provided by their investors over and above their investment capital. All these programs are available to their portfolio companies.
Uniquely, Schneider Electric makes available 1,000 man-days a year of its support to their portfolio companies which can take the form of business development advice, technical assistance, business process training and more.
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