Investing in the future of healthcare in Africa
A Quality Pipeline of Investment-Ready Innovations
Our pipeline of emerging health innovations is creating economic, social and health impact. Our incubation program de-risks impact investment for global health technology and service companies.
Committed To Patient Capital
We are investing in healthcare in Africa. Villgro Africa specialises in health innovations and are committed to supporting solutions that will make an impact, even if it requires making long-term investments. We provide patient capital and patient incubation, taking the time needed to prepare our companies to take on more investment through refining their solution and strengthening their business.
Our Theory Of Change
The African continent faces significant challenges when it comes to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
of global population
of disease burden
of medical devices global revenue
At Villgro Africa, we believe the challenge is not a lack of technology or know-how to solve these problems, but a lack of a convincing business case to warrant the effort. We work with social entrepreneurs to develop and scale innovations through sustainable business models to address Africa’s health problems.
COVID-19 response innovations accelerated
Invention based enterprises (IBEs) supported
Villgro Africa's Support Model
Villgro Africa has a strong track record of making healthcare investments in Africa using a rigourous de-risking mechanism which focuses on team, business model, investability, product and exit feasibility.
For us, investing in healthcare in Africa means building capacity by helping innovators focus on all aspects of building and scaling a business.
Our incubation program ranges from 2 to 3 years, and is highly customised to suit the needs of individual entrepreneurs. Below are some recent success stories:
Raised $3.75M at $8M valuation within 18 months of incubation with Villgro.
Initial $40,000 Villgro grant was the first money in. Turaco has gone on to raise close to $4M.
18 month incubation prior to pilot led to initial $300K investment with promise of more.
"Villgro Africa has a recognised expertise and track record of incubating digital health solutions with a potential to scale affordable, accessible and quality healthcare for Africa."
Managing Partner, Jaza Rift Ventures
Connect with us and find out how our business incubation Africa program can help you scale.