A PIONEERING AND INNOVATIVE WOMEN OWNED AND LED GROWTH EQUITY FUND CLOSING GENDER GAPS IN AFRICA
Changing the face of investing and entrepreneurship in Africa
Aruwa Capital Management is Lagos based, female founded and led, growth equity, impact investment company. As one of the few women owned investment houses on the entire African continent, the team have identified an untapped investment opportunity, investing in rapidly growing companies that either provide essential goods and services to the rapidly growing female economy or businesses that are founded or co-founded by women or have gender diverse teams.
Aruwa Capital Management was founded based on the conviction that the gender imbalance amongst capital allocators provides an untapped opportunity for women as capital allocators to invest in untapped segments of the economy with a natural competitive advantage.
With less than 10 private equity funds owned or led by a woman in the entire continent of Africa, Aruwa Capital Management aims to unlock untapped investment opportunities that have historically overlooked due to the fact that women have not been in investment decision making roles.
The team based in Lagos is led by the Founder, Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes and combines international best practice skill sets from global institutions with deep local networks, operational know how and on the ground presence to unlock untapped investment opportunities. The team is made up of investment professionals and operators that understand how to support and improve businesses in our markets.
Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes
Founder & Managing Partner
Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager
The Investment Committee is composed of a high calibre and diverse group of investors and operators with significant investing and operating experience on the African continent.
Ramatoulaye Adama Diallo
An indigenous manufacturer of daily disposable personal hygiene goods
Sector: Financial Technology
Mission critical data infrastructure and machine learning models powering the next generation of financial services, ensuring an inclusive credit system
Sector: Consumer Goods and Wellness
Leading exporter of superfoods and consumer wellness brand
Aruwa Capital featured in the July edition of Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) publication CLUED-iN
The edition also featured contributions from other thought leaders in the gender lens investing field such as Suzanne Biegel, Jessica Espinoza, Caroline Ashley, Ajaita Shah, Jona Repishti and many more