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RENEW, LLC

Joined in February 2020

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RENEW is a rapidly growing impact-focused consulting firm working on the front lines of some of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Since 2012, RENEW has been pioneering an innovative blended-finance model that focuses on high-potential small and medium enterprises (SMEs) trapped in Africa’s missing middle. RENEW’s model enables its investors, members of the Impact Angel Network (IAN), to invest in deal sizes that are smaller than those of traditional equity funds operating in the region. RENEW then helps these companies scale through a systematically applied, hands-on active management approach. As a result of our investment work in Ethiopia, RENEW and the IAN have become the most active investment firm in Ethiopia and the IAN has grown to become the largest North American angel network dedicated to investing in SMEs in Africa.

At RENEW we have a deep belief that drives our work: At RENEW we focus on opportunities in developing nations rather than on problems. When invest rather than provide handouts. We find promising businesses in Africa, connect them to investors around the world and grow them into world-class companies. We do this because we believe that many growing businesses together create the engine that lifts entire nations out of poverty. Our vision is to be investing in 20 countries across Africa, to grow the IAN to over a thousand members, and build hundreds of market-leading companies across the continent of Africa.

In candidates, we look for those who align with our values. At RENEW we value loyalty, hard work and a trailblazing attitude; we welcome challenges! What we do is not easy, but it is rewarding. We hire those who are committed to their work, take pride in what they do and embody integrity.

RENEW is a rapidly growing impact-focused consulting firm working on the front lines of some of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Since 2012, RENEW has been pioneering an innovative blended-finance model that focuses on…

Issue Areas Include

  • Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy & Personal Finance
  • International Relations

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