Baobab Growth Fund I invests in well-managed early stage companies with strong growth potential. Fund I was focused on Namibia and made nine investments across the ICT, industrial and consumer sectors. Check out our portfolio companies for examples of our investments.
Baobab Growth Fund II is the product of creating proof of concept with the Baobab Growth Fund I. Baobab Capital has shown that there is considerable scope for investing in early stage companies across the venture capital funding cycle. We have shown that these businesses can scale regionally which increases their economic and developmental impact on the region. We have shown that while capital is a powerful catalyst it must be combined with day-to-day hands- on support and capacity building to be successful.
With a strong focus on the water-energy-food nexus, Baobab Climate Fund is keen to partner with entities/ communities that share its business philosophy which includes; potential for long-term sustainability and positive impacts, transformative/ paradigm shifting potential, needs-based or demand driven, inclusive and, optimal use of resources.
Environmental and Social
The natural environment is the backbone of African economies and, interaction with the social dimension unlocks livelihood and economic potential and benefits. Core competencies in project management, monitoring and evaluation, environmental and social impact assessment, policy review and development and, feasibility analysis and natural resource enterprise development. Turning challenges into opportunities.
Partnering on projects/ initiatives that can secure the energy-water-food nexus, raise socio-economic resilience, grow sustainably and provide long-term secure incomes. We bring strategic, technical and operational skills to develop and execute projects, raise funding and secure viable partners and, to identify and source/ develop appropriate technology, innovation and solutions.
People are responsible for governance. We bring experience and capacities, through appropriate tools and systems, to ensure sound governance of projects from development through to execution and decommissioning. Responsibility, accountability and transparency are guiding principles while ensuring adequate knowledge and skills among staff is critical for suitable systemic governance.
Data and Analytics
Application and analysis of data enable us to determine viability, identify opportunities for innovation and remain at the cutting edge as a partner, investor and/or advisor. We pride ourselves in being able to apply appropriate data and, employing the best analytical competencies and tools to deliver desired results. Industry innovation, and ideas for diversification, expansion and value addition are vetted with data and sharp analytics.