Entrepreneurship

We combine and apply the best of acceleration and impact investment to agribusiness to provide value to our clients.

1 - Ideation

We look for entrepreneurs with innovative and profitable ideas or established small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the agribusiness sector who are willing to grow their business and become more competitive. We value ideas and enterprises that enable the business side of agriculture and impact smallholders.
DagriVest identifies promising agribusinesses mainly through competitions and boot camps. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates on our upcoming events and calls for proposals.

2 - Business planning

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” Michael Porter
At DagriVest, we believe agribusiness planning should be evidence based, demand driven, market focused and iterative. Therefore, we make the process as simple as possible to enable quick and informed execution.
Our support in business planning includes the following aspects: strategic positioning in value chains, idea validation, market analysis, value proposition, marketing, business operations, costs estimation and revenue streams.

3 - Execution & Learning

In this step, DagriVest deploys its network and resources to support the execution of the strategy and tactics developed during the business planning phase.
The support of DagriVest includes market linkages, productive inputs, business services and capital.
We work closely with agribusinesses to ensure they execute their plan, learn throughout the process and revise their business model to support growth and increase competitiveness.

4 - Exit

DagriVest offers three exit options to SMEs. Our hybrid business model enables us to deliver some services for free or at a fee and to invest in agribusinesses in exchange for equity stake. The exit strategy is thoroughly analyzed to determine the best option for DagriVest and each client.

Portfolio

  • Disrupting how households, individuals and food businesses buy agricultural produce...

  • Developing a supply chain of local food for fish farming

  • Solving an environmental problem through business.

  • Providing affordable and efficient transportation solutions to agricultural value...