The Hub works to attract, mobilize and sustain new private-sector investment within the East Africa region, with the goal of facilitating $100 million of new investments by 2019. So far the Hub has facilitated $56.2 million private sector investments. Investment is a core ingredient for firms of all sizes to innovate, grow and ultimately sell their products locally, regionally and internationally.
The Hub’s investment facilitation focus sectors include: agribusiness, financial services, health innovation and ICT. To achieve this goal, the Hub offers transaction support services to eligible investors, including private equity funds, commercial banks, impact funds, and development finance institutions. The Hub also supports the regional governments in attracting foreign direct investment by enabling structure specific sectors such as textile and leather to be more competitive and attract investment.
To increase investment facilitation in the region, the Hub supports matchmaking events that link investors to potential investees such at the 2016 Angel Fair Africa held in Nairobi. The Hub queried investors on how investees should construct a compelling investment pitch. Watch the videos below to hear their tips.