Goodwell Investments is a pioneering investment firm focused on financial inclusion and inclusive growth in sectors providing basic goods and services and income generation opportunities to underserved communities.
Since 2006 Goodwell has raised five funds and is managing over $ 300 mln in capital. Goodwell provides early-stage equity to high growth, high impact businesses serving un(der)served communities across India and Africa.
Goodwell’s 35+ portfolio companies have consolidated annual revenues exceeding EUR 400 million and reach over 300 million people across 47 countries globally.
Goodwell recently closed its uMunthu fund, a EUR 70m fund for Sub-Saharan Africa. The fund invested in 20 businesses across sectors including financial inclusion, agriculture, logistics and mobility, and other inclusive growth sectors with a heavy focus on the digital economy.
The firm has been listed in IA50 in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. It is realising top quartile investment returns, demonstrating the ability to simultaneously deliver significant social impact and strong financial returns.
Goodwell manages its funds with teams on the ground that have become local leaders in the impact investment sector. We work with local partners in India (Aavishkaar), Nigeria (Alitheia) and our investment team for East Africa, located in Nairobi, Kenya, and our investment team for Southern Africa, located in Cape Town, South Africa.
Goodwell has a unique mix of investors: pioneering impact investors, entrepreneurs, foundations and family offices, as well as development finance institutions, funds-of-funds, banks, pension funds and other institutional investors.
Goodwell Investments is known for its collaborative approach. The integration of professional investment management and local presence, leverage and continuous development has delivered excellent financial and social results so far, while our pipeline is expected to deliver even better returns.
Local entrepreneurs are best placed to create and implement innovative solutions to shape an inclusive economy that allows stakeholders to benefit from growth.
Local entrepreneurs and SMEs are crucial contributors to local employment. To maximize their contribution to the progress of a regional inclusive economy, they need growth capital and support in the areas of strategy, planning, fundraising, governance and reporting.
Our credo in working with these entrepreneurs is that we have the know-how and we know how. Our track record demonstrates that our portfolio companies are most effectively helped when our local teams deliver proactive support and share insights bottom up to investment managers that are readily available for hands on business support.
Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. The growing impact investment market provides capital to address the world’s most pressing challenges in sectors such as sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, conservation, microfinance, and affordable and accessible basic services including housing, healthcare, and education.