Founded in 2015, KASI Agriventures is an investment program funded by the US Department of Agriculture and implemented by SEAF to provide debt and equity to growing businesses and producers in the agricultural sector of Tanzania
Start Date: 2015
Managing Director: Ezra Musoke
Investment Focus: Agribusiness SMEs
Mr. Ezra Musoke, Managing Director for SEAF KASI Agriventures in Tanzania, is a Ugandan national with an outstanding track record of investing in SMEs in East Africa. Prior to joining SEAF, Ezra invested in SMEs in East Africa for GroFin, InReturn Capital and Grassroots Business Fund. In Uganda, he was involved in the GroFin operations from its early start and was selected to lead the launch of the Tanzania office before later moving on to serve as a managing partner with InReturn Capital. Ezra has closed 25 deals in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania and has exited deals successfully over course of the past 5 years. Further, as a member of the GroFin and InReturn Capital finance committees he was involved in 13 deals in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and Uganda. Ezra holds a BA from Makerere University, two post-graduate diplomas in Financial Management and Banking and Masters in Management Studies from the Uganda Management Institute.
Helina Teklehaimanot is an investment officer for KASI Agriventures at the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF). Helina is responsible for sourcing, screening and executing new agribusiness investment opportunities in Tanzania. Helina also works with the global director for SEAF’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) to manage the technical assistance facility for SEAF’s investments in Tanzania. Prior to joining the Tanzania team, Helina was a project lead in SEAF’s Washington DC office where she managed SME entrepreneurship support programs in Africa. Helina has prior professional experience in Lagos, Nigeria and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ms. Teklehaimanot has a B.A. in political science from Boston College and an MBA from the George Washington University School of Business.