We support small businesses with great potential
ServLed is a leader in early stage investments and business development in Ghana. Over the past ten years, members of the ServLed team have been involved in over 20 startups and early stage businesses in the west African region (as founders, executives, investors and/or consultants).
Since 2013, the team has reached over 1,000 business people with its various business development programs and trained over 40 small and growing businesses in Ghana. Our engagement with the business and startup community gives an edge when it comes to identifying the right team for investment.
We invest in exciting early stage business, in some instances we build companies from scratch and we also support existing small and growing businesses.
Survival rate two years after engaging ServLed
Average portfolio revenue growth (YoY)
Percent of companies in portfolio engaged in Light Manufacturing
Percent of female founders in portfolio
Some founders from our portfolio
Awura Abena Agyemang
Latest news and blog posts
Tax compliance presents one of the biggest headaches for SMEs in emerging economies. SMEs usually do not have (or cannot afford) qualified accountants to provide them with the needed guidance on taxes. This lack of adequate support typically leads to non-compliance resulting in heavy penalties and unnecessary loss of income because the SMEs are unable Read more about ServLed, GRA and Omni Bank join forces to offer tax seminar for SMEs[…]
Over the past two years, ServLed portfolio companies have come to appreciate the importance of starting the year with their feet on the gas pedal. The Christmas break can threaten performance momentum required for the new year. If not check, this slackness in performance can carry over into subsequent quarters. As a practice, ServLed meets Read more about ServLed investees kick-off year with first performance review meeting[…]
December ended with the following results: we successfully completed the end of year review for the portfolio companies. Overall, the revenue for the portfolio grew by over 80% year-on-year we maintained 100% survival rate for portfolio for the year we successfully funded all portfolio companies looking for capital (from our network of early stage investors)
It’s not all work. We have a lot of fun building great businesses. In my biased opinion, ServLed has the most fun-loving portfolio in the country. At the end of the year, founders and key team members of our portfolio companies linked up with the ServLed team at Peace Villa in Ketesa on the Akwapim Read more about ServLed ends year with team building session for portfolio[…]
ServLed’s portfolio company gathered at the Hephzibah Christian Center for a two-day retreat. The period was used to: review 2016 performance against targets review the plan of each investee company for 2017 This session was a major improvement over last year’s session, with all portfolio companies coming in adequately prepared for both session. Five out Read more about End of year strategy session – Investees complete year on a high note[…]
The ServLed team joined other leading stakeholders in the social entrepreneurship space to define the scope of activities for the upcoming Enterprise Africa Summit to be held in Ghana in March 2017. The meeting which was held at the British Council in Accra on 10th November, 2016. The upcoming summit is expected to help propose Read more about ServLed participates in planning session for Enterprise Africa Summit[…]
Once again, this is a difficult topic to address because of the varying views across different camps. Having worked with both successful and not too successful entrepreneurs, there are a couple of common traits that stands out. This is not exclusive. I would love to hear from you on this topic as well. 1. Ability to Read more about Top basic management skills all founding CEOs must have[…]
This is always a difficult one to answer. Different segments will call for different skill sets. Depending on who you talk to, you’ll get a different list of five qualities. What you will find though is that the five qualities/skills below feature predominantly. 1. Discipline and focus Without discipline, it is impossible to effectively and Read more about 5 qualities every entrepreneur must have[…]
The six-week training program for startups came to an end on 5th September, 2016. Twenty startups were chosen from the pool of applicants to take the training which was offered by ServLed and Startup Traction, in partnership with Fidelity bank (Ghana). The training taught the startups to use well established frameworks and methodologies to validate Read more about Fidelity Startup Master Class comes to successful end[…]
ServLed Africa and Ghana Angel Investor Network (GAIN) have put together a 4-week investor engagement series in September. The program will bring together key players in the entrepreneurship ecosystem focused on financing and developing early stage businesses in Ghana. The engagement series, dubbed “Unlocking the SME Market” will focus on how to create a productive Read more about ServLed’s investor series for 2016 takes off well[…]