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In September 2023, we invested in Jackfruit Finance. Across most African markets, private schooling is prevalent amongst low-income populations, due to quality and access constraints across the…

We are happy to share our 2022 Impact Report, which sheds light on the impact our portfolio companies have created the past year and beyond. Click here…

We are extending a loan to Somo Africa, an accelerator that targets micro and small business owners in Nairobi’s slum areas. Our loan will be directed to…

We are pleased to announce that our portfolio company, Numida, a Uganda-based digital lender that provides working capital loans to small and micro businesses has closed a…

We are excited to share our 2021 Impact Report, which sheds light on critical milestones and achievements from the past year

In November 2021, we invested in Viebeg Technologies - a Rwanda-based health tech company providing high-quality medical supplies and equipment in Africa through an innovative data-driven platform.

In September 2021, we did a follow-on investment into our portfolio company ZUMI, based in Kenya

We are excited to share our 2020 Impact Report, which sheds light on critical milestones and achievements from the past year

In February 2021, we invested in ImaliPay - a financial services company targeting Africa’s growing ‘Gig economy’

In June 2020, we invested in the Kenyan healthcare provider Penda Health, currently offering primary care in Nairobi.

In May 2020 we invested in ZUMI, a supply chain company that supports micro-businesses engaged in the Kenyan second-hand clothing sector.

We are excited to share our 2019 Impact Report, which summarizes our approach and our progress as an organization

Set up in 2012, Access Afya is a chain of clinics providing affordable healthcare in Nairobi’s informal settlements

In April 2020, we made an equity investment into the South African company Instill Education, offering a unique model to improve educational outcomes

In October 2019, we made a convertible debt investment into the Ugandan company Numida, offering (mobile based) financial literacy education and loans to entrepreneurs.

In October 2019, we made a debt investment into Somo, an accelerator supporting entrepreneurs in low-income urban communities in Nairobi, Kenya.

We’re excited to share our 2018 Impact Report, which summarizes our progress as an organization, our guiding principles and priorities,

Den svenska stiftelsen Optimizer Foundation har i dagarna gjort sin fjärde investering inom socialt entreprenörskap i Östafrika.

Svenska Optimizer Foundation investerar 1,3 miljoner kronor i ett rwandiskt e-handelsbolag, som säljer hygienartiklar, mensskydd och preventivmedel

30 August 2018 – We are excited to continue another year as Senior Partner to Acumen and to work closely with them on their Education Fund

We are deepening our East African presence through hiring Investment Manager Emily Durfee,

We are supporting ARMMAN’s scale-up to reach ~900,000 women in Delhi slums

We are excited to share our Impact Report for 2017, highlighting the key achievements, and the impact we have created in our markets during 2017. Happy reading!

Today, Optimizer Foundation is talking about impact investing at Nordnet live – the largest event in the Nordics on business and finance

In September 2017 we invested in Arifu, a Kenyan based digital platform providing high quality educational content to low income people, including youth

We are excited to announce the official launch of Optimizer Foundation. Read about us in Swedish business news paper Dagens industri