Mirepa team attends ESCP convening in Dar es Salaam

Two principals of Mirepa Investment Advisors, Samuel Yeboah and Enyonam Kakane, joined over forty other members of the Early Stage Capital Providers (ESCP) network at the annual convening organized by the Collaborative for Frontier Finance (CFF).  The convening which was held in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania brought together local capital providers (LCPs) primarily from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

The 2-day gathering provided peer learning opportunities for participating LCPs.  The program also provide the LCPs the chance to interact with investors including some DFIs, foundations and family offices. The convening also provided the venue for the official announcement of FSD Africa’s Investment’s £8 million investment into the Nyala Venture vehicle, a catalytic facility supporting Local Capital Providers to finance Small and Growing Businesses in sub-Saharan Africa.

This convening was the second in-person meeting organized by the CFF since its inception.  The 2021 convening was held virtually due to covid-19 restrictions. Both Enyonam and Samuel are part of different working groups of the ESCP, with Samuel being a recent member of the network’s steering group, a role he played for 2 years.