We invest in and support

Nordic and African Growth

Companies to scale across

East and West Africa.

A strategy built on 30 years of experience.

Bambwa Group AB (Bambwa) is a venture capital firm (VC) that invests in African and Nordic growth companies, seeking to expand their operations across Africa and globally.

Our mission is to improve people’s quality of life by investing in companies with high return and growth potential, using a proven framework; The Bambwa Model (developed over a 30 year period by Danish VC 2M Invest), and our international network.

We use a proven growth engine framework to take companies to the next level, from start to exit.

Active Involvement

Integral to Bambwa Group is our highly experienced Investment Directors and our world-class team of business, tech and creative experts.

International Network

Being part of the Bambwa Family means being connected globally. We connect Africa with Europe, the US, and Asia.

Sustainable Impact

Improving Quality of Life is our mission and we endeavour to work with changemakers and positive thinkers who strive to repaint the future.

Our Focus

We focus on open-minded founders with ambitions for x10 growth within m-commerce, Digital, Agrotech, FMCG. Media, Creative, Edtech, Heath, and Cleantech.

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Africa represents our fastest-growing region in the world.
If you want to be relevant, you need to be in this part of the world.

Dominic BartonGlobal Managing Director of McKinsey & Company

Our Portfolio Companies

Bambwa Media

Bambwa is a mission driven media company with a focus on high quality and engaging African content.

Who’s Who

Who’s Whos is an upcoming publication that aims to be Africa’s foremost directory and network of influencers and changemakers.

Unumed

Unumed has a simple mission: Provide the best health software system to African, Middle Eastern and Asian health care facilities.

Meet Our Team

The team consist of highly experienced people in international business.

Michael Mathiesen

CEO Bambwa Group

Michael holds more than 30 years international business experience, with focus on Information Technology, Telecom and eCommerce. He has been hands-on involved in more than 325 international investments in Europe, US, Canada, Russia, UAE, Taiwan, China and West Africa. 2 of them becoming Unicorns. Michael has experience from 9 IPOs (Stockholm, Copenhagen and London) and more than 35 trade sales. He has served as a non-exec board member in more than 100 international private, public and government companies as well as the board of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Fredua Dankwa Jr.

CEO Bambwa Group Ghana

Fredua, is Ghanaian, and has spent half his life in the US. He holds a Master of Science in Technology from Purdue University (US). He has worked for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, latest as ``Lean Expert``. In 2007, Fredua founded Workstation Technologies, a general Information Tech management and consulting company that has been a key adviser for the Ghanaian government for many years. Fredua has for over 8 years been a radio personality, at “Somu Ma Yensi Ghana”, a weekly talk show for social and development issues of Ghana.

Kaliefah Soko Sackor

CEO Bambwa Group Liberia

Kaliefah has been engaged as CEO of Bambwa Liberia alongside being CEO of Rod Trading Inc. with head offices in Monrovia, Liberia. Kaliefah is also a venture capitalist, with a vast experience from West African investment opportunities, as well as other parts of the World. He has achieved good results within various industries, such as gold and diamond mining, and construction. His connections have served as a bridge between his investing partners and various governments with very plausible results. Kaliefah has studied in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Norway.

Elizabeth Boye

Chief Sustainability Officer

Elizabeth Boye, Managing Partner at Sociability.dk and Lecturer at CBS, is a globally recognised expert on sustainability, CSR, public-private partnerships, global value chain development, human rights due diligence and impact measurement.
She has 25 years experience as a business development consultant promoting business driven sustainable development in Southern, East and West Africa.
Elizabeth supports Bambwa with venture assessment and due diligence and applies her vast experience to assist our portfolios to build capacity for sustainable development.

Håkan Hollerup

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Hakan, MBA, has worked as a certified public accountant for over 30 years. Hakan Hollerup has run his own accounting firm in Lund employing at most 10 auditors and audit assistants before he merged with Mazars SET Sweden in 2013 where he worked until september 2016. Besides his role as chairman of the board of Bambwa AB Hakan Hollerup also currently holds other directorships and is working as financial director of Inuheat Group AB.

Bo Koch-Christensen

Nordic Investment Director

Bo holds a strong mix of experience within Venture Investments and Global Business Development. He started his first company more than 20 years ago and expanded his insights on how to scale a business ever since. He has done research on Gazelle Growth under Entrepreneurial Learning Lab (EL2) in collaboration with Accelerace, Europe's leading seed accelerator. He holds special insights within Cleantech and Life Science, ICT and Media. The last 10 years he has been working with Nordic and European Business Angels. He is founder of Nordic Angle Choice Award and has been main organizer of TechBBQ Summit. He is former Director of Impact Invest Scandinavia and part of Nordic Impact Investor Network. Today he is positioned in the center of Nordic businesses, entrepreneurs and investors, who desires to do an impact on an international level.
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Bambwa Group News

Event

Exclusive Invitation: Nordic-African Community Dinner

We are really excited to be involved in hosting a Nordic-African community dinner next week at Katapult Future Fest in Oslo. Our co-hosts for the…
Bambwa AB

Årsstämma i Bambwa AB

Årsstämma i Bambwa AB Bambwa AB kommer att hålla årsstämma 29 mars 2019 kl 14 på advokatfirman Lindahls kontor i Malmö. Kallelse har skett genom…
Investment

Investor Invitation: Investment opportunity in ‘The Growth Continent’

We proudly present the first ever Nordic-African Venture Capital company, Bambwa Group AB, for selected investors.

Are you interested in working with Bambwa Group?

We are always interested in finding great partners. Please get in touch if you would like to talk.