Unlocking Capital for West African Agribusiness


Pangea Ventures accelerates the transformation of African’s agriculture sector through support to West African agribusinesses. This transformation from subsistence agriculture to productive, profitable, innovative sector will improve food security while driving economic and job growth. Pangea Ventures identifies business opportunities with high growth potential, supports the investment readiness of enterprises, and connects entrepreneurs with global impact investors.

John S. Scicchitano


John's career in the public, private, academic, and nonprofit sectors has brought him to 37 African countries where he has sown millet seeds with farmers and negotiated with Prime Ministers. A civil engineer with a business degree, he is passionate about partnerships with entrepreneurs to accelerate Africa's sustainable growth.

Nii Lokko

Nii is a C-Suite Strategist, Analyst and Innovator with two decades of experience devising solutions for business, operations and technology challenges. His career record showcases strategy leadership and high-quality delivery of complex programs in investment banking and in entrepreneurial roles at new ventures. Nii holds degrees in Electrical Engineering (Princeton) and Business (NYU Stern).

Akporode Esha

Rode is a Project Manager and Business Analyst with skills in Data Science, Agile delivery, software development and Business transformation. His career in the US and Nigeria has built his capabilities as an assessor of business health and driver overall operational improvements. Rode holds degrees in Business Analytics (College of Saint Rose, New York) and Mathematics (Delta State, Nigeria).

Wari Isaac

Wari is an Investment Analysis Intern at Pangea Ventures and identifies African companies with strong teams and high growth potential. Wari was previously employed at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs company, and ay Magellan Jets. He will complete his MBA from the Huether School of Business, New York, in 2021. Wari also owns a music record label, Nings Nation, in Nigeria.

David Erickson

David is an international business and non-profit executive as well as a successful solar and battery entrepreneur. He has started multiple energy businesses in Africa and the U.S., the most recent, Kailo Energy, being acquired in 2018. For over 10 years David has also provided advisory and consulting services to businesses and non-profits around the globe working on energy and business development projects.


We exploit our networks to establish connections with corporations, funders’ groups, philanthropists, investors, and bilateral/multilateral organizations.



Identify high-value impact investors

​Craft and deliver investment pitch

Support due diligence and deal negotiation

Blueprint Joint Ventures with corporate partners

Apply for grants and prizes


Join executive team to fill resource gaps

Strengthen information and management systems

Advise on governance, structure, and board

Formulate administrative and financial action plans​


Join executive team to fill resource gaps

Strengthen information and management systems

Advise on governance, structure, and board

Formulate administrative and financial action plans​


Maphlix Trust Ghana

A horticulture, food processing, and export business, Maphlix has raised capital from global investors including ABC Fund managed by Bamboo Capital and Injaro.

Enterprise Development for Jobs

Pangea has supported several applications to EDJ, a Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) fund which contributes to job creation in developing countries by stimulating business enterprise growth.

Challenge Fund for Youth Employment

Pangea worked with a client to submit a project to CFYE, which is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and aims to create 200,000 jobs for youth.

Reputed Agriculture for Development

Pangea collaborates with RA4D to contribute to community-based sustained agricultural development, especially in the sweetpotato value chain.


Releaf is a Nigerian agro-processing company focusing on the sustainable palm sector. It sources palm nut directly from smallholders, tripling their incomes, and uses proprietary hardware to process the nuts.

Trade and Investment Hub

Pangea has worked on several agribusiness projects linked to WATIH, a USAID-funded effort to catalyze economic growth in West Africa utilizing a market-based approach.

ICE-T Investment Burkina Faso

Pangea is collaborating with ICE-T Investment to identify promising business opportunities in the horticulture and food packaging sectors in Burkina Faso.

Ghana Climate Innovation Centre

GCIC is a pioneering business incubator accelerating SME growth in Ghana’s Green Economy. It supports transformational ventures in the agriculture, energy, waste, and water sectors.

Premium Consult Ghana

Premium Consult Ghana implements system structures for Ghanaian enterprises, including small scale to growth stage businesses and non-profit organizations. Premium has deep expertise in finance, accounting, compliance, taxation, and audit.

Just Capital Quotient

JQC is a Social Impact Consultancy that helps companies generate positive social and environmental impacts while delivering financial returns.

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