Blending the best parts of a venture capital fund, a business accelerator
Africa Eats has a unique structure, blending the best parts of a venture capital fund, a business accelerator, and Berkshire Hathaway to create an investment holding company optimized to support fast-growing, mission-driven, for-profit African companies.The investments into the subsidiaries are minority stakes, empowering the founders to grow their companies. The founders are linked together to learn from each other, mentor each other, and to find synergies to make Africa Eats far more than just a portfolio of unrelated companies. The long term goal is to create a diverse, liquid investment that allows any European, American, or Asian investor an easy vehicle for investing into and across Africa. Africa Eats focuses on funding and growing for-profit solutions to hunger and poverty across Africa. Hunger, as most Africans are farmers (or children living on a farm), and together they grow enough food for the 1.1 billion Africans, but with post-harvest losses, the continent instead imports food.