Farming Startups in Africa

Step into the thriving world of Farming 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 Farming.

Cummulative Funding

$418.5M+

Total # of Companies

47

Total Deal Count

115

Total M&A Count

0

Total # of Investors

183

List of Farming startups in Africa

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StartupOverviewLast roundTotal raisedFounded
1.

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

Non-equity Assistance

$ 58,485,000

2016

2.

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

Series A

$ 48,000,000

2015

3.

Komaza is making smallholder farmers the future of African forestry

Debt Financing

$ 47,900,000

2006

4.

Aerobotics is a data analytics company, using aerial imagery and machine learning algorithms to help farmers identify pest and disease early

Series B

$ 43,167,051

2014

5.

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

Series B

$ 39,300,000

2013

6.

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

Funding Round

$ 34,500,000

1909

7.

Wefarm is a network and marketplace for small-scale farmers to share and access vital information, products and services without internet.

Series A

$ 31,050,000

2015

8.

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

Debt Financing

$ 24,000,000

2012

9.

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

10.

Cocoa fruit for responsible value creation

Debt Financing

$ 10,200,000

2017

11.

Hatch Africa is an Africa-centric poultry business targeting underserved rural households

Debt Financing

$ 9,500,000

2010

12.

Verde Beef Processing PLC is a world-class operation with current capacity to produce premium grain-fed beef for export.

Private Equity

$ 7,400,000

2014

13.

Tomato Jos is Empowering farmers through education, logistics and access to markets.

Series A

$ 6,645,855

2014

14.

Mtanga is an innovative Tanzanian company that produces fresh food of best quality at competitive prices.

Venture

$ 6,000,000

2004

15.

Kariki Group provides flowers cultivation services.

Venture

$ 5,000,000

2002

16.

Shamba Pride is a one-stop online-to-offline platform that connects smallholder farmers to services and information through tech-powered “DigiShops”.

Seed

$ 4,900,000

2016

17.

SOILL is a modern oil extraction plant and edible oil refinery situated in Swellendam and are committed to the provision of the healthier alternative oils.

Venture

$ 4,000,000

1990

18.

GreenPath Food produces and sources premium, organic food in the Southern Highlands of Ethiopia.

Venture

$ 3,175,000

2015

19.

Minimex is the largest producer of fine maize products in Rwanda.

Venture

$ 3,000,000

2003

20.

Farmcrowdy is Nigeria's 1st Digital Agriculture Platform

Seed

$ 2,425,000

2016

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

2014

Overview

Aerobotics is a data analytics company, using aerial imagery and machine learning algorithms to help farmers identify pest and disease early

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$ 43,167,051

Employee

51-100

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

Wefarm

Founded

2015

Overview

Wefarm is a network and marketplace for small-scale farmers to share and access vital information, products and services without internet.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 31,050,000

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

2017

Overview

Cocoa fruit for responsible value creation

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 10,200,000

Employee

51-200

Founded

2010

Overview

Hatch Africa is an Africa-centric poultry business targeting underserved rural households

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 9,500,000

Employee

1,001-5,000

Founded

2014

Overview

Verde Beef Processing PLC is a world-class operation with current capacity to produce premium grain-fed beef for export.

Last round

Private Equity

Total raised

$ 7,400,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2014

Overview

Tomato Jos is Empowering farmers through education, logistics and access to markets.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 6,645,855

Employee

11-50

Founded

2004

Overview

Mtanga is an innovative Tanzanian company that produces fresh food of best quality at competitive prices.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 6,000,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2002

Overview

Kariki Group provides flowers cultivation services.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 5,000,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2016

Overview

Shamba Pride is a one-stop online-to-offline platform that connects smallholder farmers to services and information through tech-powered “DigiShops”.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 4,900,000

Employee

11-50

SOILL

Founded

1990

Overview

SOILL is a modern oil extraction plant and edible oil refinery situated in Swellendam and are committed to the provision of the healthier alternative oils.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 4,000,000

Employee

101-250

Founded

2015

Overview

GreenPath Food produces and sources premium, organic food in the Southern Highlands of Ethiopia.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 3,175,000

Employee

51-500

Minimex

Founded

2003

Overview

Minimex is the largest producer of fine maize products in Rwanda.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 3,000,000

Employee

Founded

2016

Overview

Farmcrowdy is Nigeria's 1st Digital Agriculture Platform

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 2,425,000

Employee

11-50

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