Agriculture Startups in Africa

Step into the thriving world of Agriculture startups in Africa, where innovators are rewriting the rules and redefining what's possible. Our carefully curated list is your passport to explore the trailblazers who are shaping this dynamic sector. Discover their bold solutions, game-changing products, and out-of-the-box thinking as they forge new paths in Agriculture.

Cummulative Funding

$1B+

Total # of Companies

124

Total Deal Count

288

Total M&A Count

1

Total # of Investors

415

List of Agriculture startups in Africa

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StartupOverviewLast roundTotal raisedFounded
1.

Twiga Foods is a business-to-business marketplace platform that sources produce directly from farmers and delivers it to urban retailers.

Series C

$ 145,650,000

2013

2.

Agriprotein specializes in nutrient recycling to create sustainable sources of protein for the mono-gastric animal feed industry.

Venture

$ 122,500,000

2008

3.

Gro Intelligence is an AI-powered insights company that provides decision-making analytics to the agriculture economies and their participants.

Series B

$ 118,810,000

2014

4.

Apollo Agriculture is a technology company based in Nairobi, Kenya that helps small-scale farmers maximize their profits.

Debt Financing

$ 69,100,000

2016

5.

Thrive Agric is an agricultural technology startup connecting Farmers with Access to Finance, Premium Markets and Data.

Non-equity Assistance

$ 58,485,000

2016

6.

Victory Farms is the fastest growing white protein platform in East Africa.

Series A

$ 48,000,000

2015

7.

Komaza is making smallholder farmers the future of African forestry

Debt Financing

$ 47,900,000

2006

8.

SunCulture is a Kenyan startup that empowers smallholder farmers with solar irrigation

Series B

$ 39,300,000

2013

9.

Senwes Limited is focused on providing input products required for maize farming such as finance, equipment and materials.

Funding Round

$ 34,500,000

1909

10.

Sistema.bio is a hybrid reactor biodigester that transforms the manure of animals into biogas and a potent, natural fertilizer.

Debt Financing

$ 27,950,000

2010

11.

Award-winning, high impact, financially sustainable and highly scalable social enterprise part-owned by farmers we serve.

Debt Financing

$ 24,000,000

2012

12.

Agricorp is a Nigerian company that provides global exports to clients of ginger sourced in key trading markets in Africa.

Series A

$ 17,800,000

2018

13.

The New Forests Company is an Africa-based forestry company with plantations and product base for export markets.

Venture

$ 15,200,000

2004

14.

Farmerline is creating lasting profit for farmers everywhere

Seed

$ 15,192,000

2012

15.

iProcure is the largest agricultural supply chain platform in rural Africa.

Grant

$ 15,095,000

2013

16.

nextProtein produces insect-based protein for animal feed stocks in a quest to accelerate sustainable agriculture and tackle resource scarcity.

Series A

$ 12,840,000

2015

17.

Miro Forestry Company is a sustainable forestry and timber startup with plantations in Ghana and Sierra Leone.

Funding Round

$ 12,000,000

2010

18.

Overberg Agri is a trusted and established player in the key agricultural regions of the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape.

Private Equity

$ 11,954,646

1997

19.

Sidai is a Kenyan fully vertically-integrated startup supplying quality livestock and crop inputs and training to farmers.

Series A

$ 11,300,000

2011

20.

Grainpulse is a provider of food and nutrition security.

Venture

$ 11,000,000

2018

Founded

2013

Overview

Twiga Foods is a business-to-business marketplace platform that sources produce directly from farmers and delivers it to urban retailers.

Last round

Series C

Total raised

$ 145,650,000

Employee

51-200

Founded

2008

Overview

Agriprotein specializes in nutrient recycling to create sustainable sources of protein for the mono-gastric animal feed industry.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 122,500,000

Employee

101-250

Founded

2014

Overview

Gro Intelligence is an AI-powered insights company that provides decision-making analytics to the agriculture economies and their participants.

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$ 118,810,000

Employee

51-200

Founded

2016

Overview

Apollo Agriculture is a technology company based in Nairobi, Kenya that helps small-scale farmers maximize their profits.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 69,100,000

Employee

51-200

Founded

2016

Overview

Thrive Agric is an agricultural technology startup connecting Farmers with Access to Finance, Premium Markets and Data.

Last round

Non-equity Assistance

Total raised

$ 58,485,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2015

Overview

Victory Farms is the fastest growing white protein platform in East Africa.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 48,000,000

Employee

501-1,000

Komaza

Founded

2006

Overview

Komaza is making smallholder farmers the future of African forestry

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 47,900,000

Employee

101-250

Founded

2013

Overview

SunCulture is a Kenyan startup that empowers smallholder farmers with solar irrigation

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$ 39,300,000

Employee

201-500

Senwes

Founded

1909

Overview

Senwes Limited is focused on providing input products required for maize farming such as finance, equipment and materials.

Last round

Funding Round

Total raised

$ 34,500,000

Employee

1001-5000

Founded

2010

Overview

Sistema.bio is a hybrid reactor biodigester that transforms the manure of animals into biogas and a potent, natural fertilizer.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 27,950,000

Employee

51-200

Founded

2012

Overview

Award-winning, high impact, financially sustainable and highly scalable social enterprise part-owned by farmers we serve.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 24,000,000

Employee

501-1000

Agricorp

Founded

2018

Overview

Agricorp is a Nigerian company that provides global exports to clients of ginger sourced in key trading markets in Africa.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 17,800,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2004

Overview

The New Forests Company is an Africa-based forestry company with plantations and product base for export markets.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 15,200,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2012

Overview

Farmerline is creating lasting profit for farmers everywhere

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 15,192,000

Employee

11-50

iProcure

Founded

2013

Overview

iProcure is the largest agricultural supply chain platform in rural Africa.

Last round

Grant

Total raised

$ 15,095,000

Employee

51-200

Founded

2015

Overview

nextProtein produces insect-based protein for animal feed stocks in a quest to accelerate sustainable agriculture and tackle resource scarcity.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 12,840,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2010

Overview

Miro Forestry Company is a sustainable forestry and timber startup with plantations in Ghana and Sierra Leone.

Last round

Funding Round

Total raised

$ 12,000,000

Employee

501-1,000

Founded

1997

Overview

Overberg Agri is a trusted and established player in the key agricultural regions of the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape.

Last round

Private Equity

Total raised

$ 11,954,646

Employee

101-250

Founded

2011

Overview

Sidai is a Kenyan fully vertically-integrated startup supplying quality livestock and crop inputs and training to farmers.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 11,300,000

Employee

51-200

Founded

2018

Overview

Grainpulse is a provider of food and nutrition security.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 11,000,000

Employee

1-10

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