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Digital lender Asante boosts mobile money agents

20 March 2023

Entrepreneurs often need loans in order to grow their businesses. In East-Africa, owners of Micro and SME companies can borrow...
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Goodwell Investments selected as Emeritus Impact Manager for the Impact Assets 50 2023

15 March 2023

Goodwell Investments has been included on the ImpactAssets 50 list for the sixth consecutive year. This recognition is a reflection...
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Goodwell fuels the next wave of African innovation with EUR 150 million fund

21 November 2022

NEWS RELEASE  New uMunthu II fund taps into huge potential of inclusive businesses across the continent. AMSTERDAM, 21 November 2022...
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How Fintech is Powering Inclusive Growth in Africa

20 October 2022

Over the last decade, a wide variety of new fintech innovations have gained momentum in Africa. These developments are making...
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Investing with a gender lens: how we ensure gender diversity when selecting portfolio companies

09 August 2022

Gender inclusion is a popular topic at the moment, especially when it comes to investing.  According to a recent McKinsey...
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Goodwell Investments selected as a Top 50 impact fund (IA50)

16 March 2022

Goodwell Investments has been included on the IA 50 for the fifth year running. This list is the industry’s first...
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Our commitment to gender equality

08 March 2022

Laying the foundation for impact investment We are Goodwell Investments, a pioneering impact investment firm that invests in businesses that,...
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Copia Global Raises $50 Million To Ramp Up Expansion

19 January 2022

Copia Global announces the company has raised $50 million in a Series C equity round led by Goodwell Investments. Copia...
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Investment spotlight: Good Nature Agro 

30 November 2021

The company that’s future-proofing agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa   Agriculture is an incredibly important economic and social contributor in Africa....
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Goodwell Investments co-leads MFS Africa Series C $100 million

11 November 2021

PRESS RELEASE MFS Africa $100 million Series C fund raising for massive expansion across Africa London – 10 November 2021:...
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Goodwell Investments backs Asante Financial Services to bring high-impact digital lending to Africa

19 October 2021

PRESS RELEASE Asante closes the first tranche of $7.5m Series A funding to bridge the gap in MSME lending in...
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30 April 2021

NEWS RELEASE  Goodwell V is a new multisector private equity fund focused on inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa.     Amsterdam,...
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Goodwell Investments Selected for ImpactAssets 50 2021

24 February 2021

Amsterdam-based Goodwell Investments today announced its inclusion in the ImpactAssets 50 for the fourth consecutive year. An annual showcase of experienced fund managers committed...
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Goodwell Investments Backs Chicoa Fish Farm with $1.5 Million Series A Funding to Boost Food Security in Africa

27 November 2020

Series A funding enables Chicoa to contribute to a stable market for affordable protein and improve outcomes for smallholder farmers and food...
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Goodwell Investments scoops two Private Equity Africa Awards

24 November 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have received top honours in two categories at the 2020 Annual Private Equity...
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Goodwell Investments launches Belgian private equity fund

08 October 2020

*Dutch version below Kortrijk, 8 October 2020 —  Goodwell Investments has launched a Belgian fund for investments in the inclusive...
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Goodwell backs Good Nature Agro

01 October 2020

PRESS RELEASE Good Nature Agro Closes Series A Funding of $2.1 Million Good Nature Agro, a Zambian company working from...
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Goodwell invests in SparkMeter

25 August 2020

PRESS RELEASE SparkMeter Completes $12 Million Series A Financing led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Clean Energy Ventures and Goodwell Investments ...
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Goodwell backs Inclusivity Solutions with follow-on investment

27 May 2020

PRESS RELEASE Inclusive Insurtech startup Inclusivity Solutions Secures US$1.3 million in the Second Tranche of its Series A Round, from...
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Tomato Jos

Goodwell invests in Tomato Jos

19 May 2020

PRESS RELEASE Tomato Jos secures Series A round funding of EUR 3.9 million Series A funding positions Tomato Jos to...
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Goodwell invests in East Africa Fruits

06 May 2020

PRESS RELEASE East Africa Fruits Co. Closes Series A Funding of $2.05 Million Series A funding positions East Africa Fruits...
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Goodwell COVID-19 response

08 April 2020

Over the next while, we’ll be sharing some updates of how our portfolio companies are responding to Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Keep...
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Assessing Covid-19 impact

06 April 2020

Around the world we are confronted with a universal pandemic that does not discriminate. An unusual picture of global equality...
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Cautious optimism in unprecedented times

03 April 2020

With the growing concern around COVID-19 and the implications for the investment landscape, we wanted to reassure you that as...
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Goodwell IA 50

Goodwell Investments Selected for ImpactAssets 50

27 February 2020

Goodwell Investments today announced its inclusion in the ImpactAssets 50 for the third consecutive year. An annual showcase of impact...
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Els Boerhof listed as a Top 100 Philanthropic Influencer

11 December 2019

Els Boerhof, managing partner at Goodwell Investments, has been listed as one of the Top 100 most influential people in...
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We are the 2019 VC Fund of the Year!

03 December 2019

We’re delighted to share that we been named VC Fund of the Year 2019 at the SuperReturn Africa GP Awards....
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On-demand platform Sendy receives USD 2 million investment

29 October 2019

Goodwell invests USD 2 million in on-demand platform Sendy Amsterdam, 10/29/19.  Goodwell Investments has agreed to invest USD 2 million...
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Podcast Els Boerhof on leadership

04 October 2019

Our managing partner Els Boerhof was interviewed by duurzaambedrijfsleven.nl, a leading Dutch media platform on sustainability and SDG management. Interviewer...
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Our Impact Report 2019 is out!

02 October 2019

We are proud to share our first public Impact Report with highlights of our 12-year social impact track record. Since...
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Goodwell acquires share in MAX.ng

20 June 2019

uMunthu joins MAX.ng in USD 7.5m investment round to scale moto-taxi transportation in Africa Lagos, Nigeria, June 20, 2018. The uMunthu...
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Goodwell takes share of Inclusivity in US$1.56 million Series A Round

12 June 2019

Insurtech startup Inclusivity Solutions secures US$1.56 million Series A Round Inclusivity Solutions, the company that designs, builds and operates digital insurance...
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Goodwell Advisory pursues new direction!

15 May 2019

The Goodwell network continues to grow as ever more people and organisations understand the value of impact investing. Goodwell recognized...
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Goodwell strikes IA 50 again

26 February 2019

Goodwell Investments celebrates another year on the IA 50 list of outstanding impact fund managers. The 8thedition of the ImpactAssets...
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Goodwell acquires share in Copia

21 January 2019

PRESS RELEASE Goodwell invests in Copia, one of Africa’s most promising ecommerce businesses Amsterdam, January 18, 2019 Goodwell Investments has acquired...
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Goodwell takes follow on investment in MFS Africa

07 November 2018

MFS Africa, a leading Pan-African fintech company, today announced the second close of its Series B funding round led by...
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Preqin recognizes Goodwell as one of most consistent VC managers

02 October 2018

We are proud to report that Preqin, the leading asset and data intelligence specialist for the alternative assets industry, has...
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Goodwell launches new EUR 20 million fund

05 September 2018

Goodwell Investments has launched a new EUR 20 million fund for investments in the inclusive economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. The...
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Conference impression

25 June 2018

We uploaded a broad selection of pictures from the Connecting The Dots conference. Just click here if you are interested.
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Global fintech investors team up to promote responsible digital finance

20 June 2018

A unique alliance of over 50 fintech investors and digital finance innovators are today launching investor guidelines aimed at spreading...
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5 Megatrends driving the second wave of inclusive digital innovation

23 April 2018

Technological innovations, particularly in digital and mobile platforms, have boosted inclusive growth in developing African markets over the past several...
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Goodwell acquires share in MFS Africa

20 April 2018

Goodwell joined a Series B Round funding of MFS Africa,  a leading Pan-African FinTech company. The round was led by LUN...
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Follow-on investment in Musoni

19 March 2018

Goodwell makes follow-on investment in fast growing Musoni Services Amsterdam, March 19, 2018. Goodwell Investments has agreed to a follow-on...
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Goodwell selected for IA 50

13 March 2018

Goodwell selected for list of outstanding impact fund managers IA 50 Goodwell Investments has been appointed to the seventh edition...
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Goodwell acquires stake in Oradian

23 February 2018

Goodwell Investments has acquired an equity stake in Oradian, one of the world’s fastest growing providers of digital solutions for financial institutions...
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Goodwell raises EUR 20 million

31 January 2018

Goodwell Investments has raised 20 million Euro from over 30 investors for investments in inclusive economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Goodwell...
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Nigeria’s payment revolution

05 December 2017

Nigeria’s payment revolution The aspiring Africa is one of inclusive growth and digital technology. Paga, one of Goodwell’s portfolio companies,...
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Impact: changing the nature of investing

19 October 2017

Impact: changing the nature of investing According to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a nonprofit organisation dedicated to increasing...
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Berg De Bleecker joins Goodwell Investments

10 October 2017

Press release Amsterdam, October 10, 2017 – Goodwell Investments has welcomed Berg De Bleecker (44) as Investor Relations Director. She leaves...
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Els Boerhof receives Enterprising Women of the Year Award

23 April 2017

Els Boerhof, partner at Goodwell Investments, has received the 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Award in the “over $100 million in...
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Goodwell invests in Innovative Microfinance Ghana

23 April 2017

Goodwell Investments, through its fund Goodwell MDC III, has invested in Innovative Microfinance Ltd. (IML), a microfinance institution operating in Northern Ghana....
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Avishkaar Goodwell funds exit Suryoday

23 April 2017

The Aavishkaar Goodwell funds have exited microfinance institution Suryoday Micro Finance. Suryoday is one of 10 companies that have received in...
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