The Capital Investment Program is an early-stage impact investment solution, focused exclusively on climate-focused companies across Africa.
We invest in startups that have completed our investment-readiness program.
Startups have limited access to capital in Africa and in most developing countries. Access to finance exists for mostly larger businesses (from private equity firms and commercial banks) and for micro enterprises (from microfinance providers). Barka provides capital for "missing middle" companies and addresses a market largely underserved by impact investors in Africa.
Our capital is linked to founders completing our investment readiness program to address the financial and managerial needs of startups. It also allows founders to get to know us before entering into a long-term relationship.
We look for opportunities that have not received as much attention that they deserve and where significant impact can be achieved with limited initial capital.
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