AV Ventures Ghana (AVVG) Fund
With AV Ventures Ghana, we have built a successful pilot fund which creates a viable path towards our long-term vision of a “bridge to investability” and a regional West Africa Fund.
Assets Under Management
Evergreen blended finance vehicle
for follow-on regional W. Africa fund
SMES in the pipeline, valued at over $75M
Fund Size & Funders
- AV Ventures Ghana LLC (“AVVG”), is a $3.6 million evergreen (permanent capital) blended finance vehicle, funded with $1.8 million in concessionary capital from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a $1.8 million long‐term loan from the US Development Finance Corporation (USDFC, previously OPIC).
- Our investments have created 100+ new jobs; linked 1000+ smallholder farmers in the poultry value chain increasing incomes by 20%; and linked 100+ micro entrepreneurs (40% women) to capital.
- Our gender lens investment process prioritizes investments in women-owned or managed firms, firms with high prevalence of women in their supply chains, firms producing goods or services to improve women’s livelihoods, and firms with demonstrated commitment to gender equitable labor and management practices.
- Strong pipeline of 100+ SMEs in the agribusiness sector valued at $75M+. Deep network of sectoral experts provide high quality, pre-vetted opportunities, reducing sourcing time and costs.