We cannot do our job ourselves. We are proud to work together with various types of partners ranging from fund participants till implementing partners.

Fund Participants

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The founding partner of Truvalu is ICCO Cooperation, a non-governmental organization, which mission is to build resilient local communities in developing countries by stimulating entrepreneurship and realizing food security and sustainable economic development.

ICCO is our shareholder, investor and execution partner. With over 50 years of experience in development cooperation in Asia, Latin America and Africa, ICCO offers Truvalu an extensive physical infrastructure, know-how and linkages to public-private stakeholders to leverage its operations.
ICCO is shareholder, investor and execution partner of Truvalu.

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Woord en Daad is a Netherlands-based development organization, which connects people around the world in their fight against poverty. The organization is active in more than 20 countries and work together with around 40 partners. Income in 2016 was almost 35 million euro.

Woord en Daad has invested in the Business Booster Fund of Truvalu.enterprises. It also provides Truvalu with local and sector expertise (Agriculture Business Development program for SMEs) and investment expertise in emerging markets through Incluvest B.V., its affiliated investment company.

Argidius Foundation is a Swiss-based family foundation that promotes the growth of SMEs to improve the lives of the poor through increased income generation. Argidius has participated in the Business Booster Fund (participation undisclosed) and provided a subsidy for the development of the Truvalu.academy. It assists Truvalu with knowledge, a network and experience in building viable business-development ecosystems; enhancing front-running business and learning and innovation.

Investment Partners

Common Fund for Commodities is a financier of development projects to enhance social and economic development in commodity dependent emerging countries and especially, in least developed countries. Founded nearly 20 years ago as an autonomous intergovernmental financial institution established within the framework of the United Nations. Co-investor for some of Truvalu participations.

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Nailab Seed Fund is an angel fund founded by Nailab and Truvalu whose aim is to invest in early stage seed capital to promising technology (software and hardware) startups in East Africa. The investment will be geared towards accelerating the startups growth to realize more economic returns.

Implementing Partners

These partners scout potential portfolio companies and provide local business development support and capacity to work with local participations, and access to networks. Below is a list of some of our many partners in this field.

CREAME is our partner in Colombia and works as an incubator and acceleration organization which promotes services that maximize the business value, making them an important player in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Their services are focused on the design, consultancy, and operation of complex models of business development seeking the globalization of the companies.

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ADAS is our partner in Nicaragua and operates as a Consulting and Advisory firm for organizations seeking to improve their operations, increasing the added value of their products and services. A strategic ally for clients (companies, cooperatives, NGOs, legal persons, etc.) in identifying their weaknesses and adding value to their activities through effective management of resources to ensure their sustainability.

Paraguay Organico was created as an innovative business model. The association is made up of 23 organic producers organisations from three different sectors: men and women from the family farming sector grouped in cooperatives and associations; agribusiness companies; and technical assistance providers (NGOs). This alliance has been working active since 2010, positioning itself as a promoter of organic production as well as a facilitator, building links to access the market using the value chain approach.

Supporting Partners

Benvalor is a boutique law firm with 15 specialized attorneys and tax advisors with a focus on corporate law and related areas of expertise. We represent emerging companies in technology, life sciences, impact, high-tech and cleantech industries, as well as the venture capital firms and other investors that finance them.

We play a leading role in creating initiatives for building a robust innovation ecosystem by co-founding open source legal documentation platform Capital Waters and our own free contract generating tool BEN and are the legal partner of various accelerators like Rockstart and Fashion for Good.

WAAR wants to make the world a little bit prettier by offering a wide assortment of fairtrade and sustainable product to the consumer. All our products tell a particular story and are somehow organic, recycled, ecological or fairtrade. This creates a market for the producer and therefore a fair income. Besides that, WAAR is always looking for innovating projects and collaborations to establish synergies to create a better world.