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GFA Attract Episode 6: Interview with Yassine Oussaifi, Venture Capital Partner at AfricInvest Group

https://youtu.be/aVP5khw6ZXQ In this episode of GFA-Attract, GetFundedAfrica's Co-Founder, Debo Omololu discusses with Yassine Oussaifi, a Tunis-based Venture Capital Partner at AfricInvest Group. AfricInvest has $1.5 billion in funds under management and is one of Africa's largest venture capital firms. Yassine loves water sports and basketball and tries to relax at beach locations. In this episode,  you will learn: How Africinvest's size allows it to be one of a handful of African venture capital firms that invests in Europe & North America for the benefit of Africa.Yassine's view on the importance of innovation and why AfricInvest set up its innovation FundYassine's view of the increasing investment in African venture entrepreneurs which...

Profile: Yassine Oussaifi

Yassine Oussaifi is a Partner within AfricInvest Innovation Fund and a seasoned end to end early stage investor. Yassine has led several transactions in the venture space for early stage tech enabled companies operating in different sectors and different regions on the African continent. Since joining AfricInvest in 2012, Yassine was first in charge of an early stage and Small-Cap Fund fully deployed in a diversity of sectors, then he worked on several investments in the financial sector space in North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. Yassine is an Engineer, graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines in France and holds an MBA...

AfricInvest IV Fund mobilizes $202 million

 AfricInvest IV Fund, the fourth fund launched by Tunisia-based investment firm AfricInvest, reached a total of $202 million in mobilization. Last week, the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) committed $50 million in a one-off grant, the largest to its African partner. The second contributor to this fundraising is Finland’s development finance fund FinFund, which injected $20 million. The other donors include Proparco, which is the private arm of the French Development Agency (AFD), the International Finance Corporation, and the American development finance institution, Development Finance Corporation. The fund, whose total resources are expected to reach $500 million, targets medium-sized African companies that are well-positioned and likely to become strong regional businesses. The fund’s...

CDC Group, Finnfund Invests $70m Into AfricInvest Fund IV To Support Startups And Businesses Across Africa

The CDC Group and Finnfund have made a $70-million commitment to AfricInvest Fund IV, a generalist Pan-African fund aiming to foster the growth of African enterprises across the continent. Fund IV will invest in mid-cap and growth-oriented companies in sectors including financial services, agribusiness, logistics, manufacturing, healthcare and education. Here Is What You Need To Know CDC, the UK’s impact investor and development finance institution, committed $50-million and Finnfund, the Finnish development financier, committed $20-million. AfricInvest Fund IV is aimed at general African enterprise growth through investing in mid-cap and growth-focused financial services, agribusiness, logistics, manufacturing, health and educational businesses, and will receive USD 50 million from CDC and USD...

Proparco Invests USD 30 Mn In AfricInvest’s Pan-African SME Fund

Proparco—a subsidiary of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) focused on private sector development—has picked up a stake in AfricInvest’s pan-African fund dedicated to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The USD 30 Mn investment will go into AfricInvest’s first close of its multi-sector private equity fund, with which Proparco will support the development of strong local and regional consumer-driven businesses. By strategically investing money into Africa’s private sector, the continent’s economic growth can become a reality. With SMEs making up a substantial part of the economy, funds such as these are a good way to bolster the ranks of these growing enterprises and help them become regional champions. AfricInvest...

Pan-African Fund AfricInvest IV Secures $30m From Proparco For Investments In African SMEs

Pan-African Fund, AfricInvest IV has secured $30 million dollars at the first closing of the new multi-sector investment fund from Proparco, a subsidiary of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) which supports the development of strong local and regional businesses, oriented to consumers, throughout Africa. Here Is What You Need To Know The fund seeks to develop local businesses that are well positioned to make them regional champions. It will be the first fully Pan-African fund of the group.AfricInvest is one of the pioneers of private equity in Africa, investing successfully on the continent through its funds from North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa for more than 25 years. A long-standing partner of...

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