Who We Are
To be the premier investment readiness Advisory firm in Africa offering support to
enterprises whose investment needs are “below $5,000,000”.
Ankolo Consulting is an African Advisory Firm founded in July 2020 to offer investment readiness support for African enterprises. We aim to support enterprises navigate the challenging investment landscape towards accessing impactful financing, that will drive scale and economic growth across the continent.
Africa’s young population is defaulting into the SME sector which generates more than 80% of employment opportunities on the continent.
This sector has the potential to play a critical role in the continent’s economy in promoting innovation and generating growth, however, African enterprises face financing challenges arising out of the size of their operations and the nature of their businesses. They face preparation challenges in attracting investors and lenders while on the other hand, investors struggle to identify or effectively engage with the type of enterprises on the continent. Consequently, investment needs below $5,000,000 are largely not served.
WHY WE EXIST
African enterprises play an important role in the economy in promoting innovation and generating growth. Due to the size of their operations and the nature of their businesses, these African enterprises face matching and preparation challenges in accessing capital and funding. Ankolo plugs in to offer investment readiness advisory services.
African enterprises remain significantly underserved by financial institutions and miss out on investment opportunities.
Our focus is on the “Missing Middle“ which comprises of Early Stage, Middle Stage or On the Cusp enterprises whose investment needs are “below $5,000,000”.
OUR COMPETITIVE EDGE
Business coaching specifically designed to address the unique realities of African enterprises.
We offer guidance to differentiate African enterprises from the competition and create a unique value path.
Walk the journey with our enterprise partners towards more sustainable businesses