African countries represent growing markets and a huge potential for investors. There is a highly skilled labour force, the level of technology innovation is good, and the potential for leapfrogging is high. At the same time, the risks are many. TechBridge Invest has developed trainings and systems to reduce the risks. Also, we are lead investors taking the initial risks and we offer to co-investors a system of risk sharing and follow up. Further, through collaboration with our local network, we provide a soft landing for your investment. You may read more about what we do here:
Access to start-ups with a scalable business potential
East-African markets have a considerable growth potential. Populations are growing. Markets are growing. Mobile phone use and mobile payment has exploded and become an asset most people have. Although Smart phones are still uncommon, the mobile market opens up opportunities not only for fancy apps for the middle classes, but opportunities that has real potential to improve people’s lives. The population growth is expected to exceed the pace of energy grid expansion for several decades to come, which means there is a considerable potential for household solar panels. These are only some examples.
Risk reduction through our systems and experience
The founders of TechBridge Invest have long experience in establishing and growing companies in both Norway and East-Africa. Our experience span across establishing & managing companies, software development, fostering high performing teams, recruiting and developing leaders, investments, up-scaling, merging & acquisitions and, not least, cultural understanding.
We have systems for financial management and follow up. We offer to take board positions on investors behalf. Our huge network across East-Africa makes it well equipped to quality assure, check market potential, recruit the best leaders, and having an understanding of the business cultures.
For aspiring entrepreneurs and early start-ups
Training in entrepreneurship
We train aspiring entrepreneurs in marketing, sales, business development, financial management & budgeting, pitching, team building, innovation and more.
Our next program will run from February to April 2019.
Quality assurance of software and technology ideas
Through our experience and international network of software companies, we have the resources to quality assure and assist in software and technology development.
We have a pool of mentors ranging from experienced entrepreneurs, software developers, marketing and communication specialists, leaders and coaches. Our team of mentors can offer what an aspiring entrepreneur needs at each stage of developing their start-up.
In Mombasa, Kenya, we have established an incubator – The TechBridge Start-Up Hub - that offers members a place to work, an active environment, free wifi, access to mentors, networks, coaching, administrative resources, relevant training, seminars and more.
We work with you to translate your ideas into figures and financial realities. Developing your business model into a financial model will help you make the right choices. We increase your chances of financial success through having the correct model for right choices and by assisting you a financial model that is convincing for investors.
We offer advice and consultancy services to project developers, decision makers and investors considering to expand or start-up in East-Africa.
TechBridge Invest has a team with solid experience within both commercial and technical advisory. Our team has more than 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, market analysis, market strategy, software development, financial management, investment decisions and risk management.
Based on our team and extensive network in Norway and East Africa, TechBridge Invest is uniquely placed to support companies and institutions in:
Matchmaking - Getting access to the right persons and network
Connect you to relevant consulting partners
Understanding the business culture
Assess market potential and competitor situation
Advise related to business development, financial management, company registrations and more
Getting the plans off the drawing board and into action
Managing investments in small-scale programs