About Us

Zira Capital is an investment fund that provides funding and support for Malian small and medium enterprises with financing needs between 50 and 300 million FCFA, often slowed down in their development by difficult access to long-term financing and skills.

Who are we ?

Zira Capital is a private company under Malian law created by entrepreneurs and private actors, entirely dedicated to the financing and support of start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Mali.

Our mission

Provide the means for Malian entrepreneurs to carry on their growth projects

Our method

Bring funding and strategic support

Our values

Entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to development, integrity, commitment to excellence

Our approach

Zira Capital works with Ivorian entrepreneurs and local suppliers to develop a dynamic community of SMEs in Mali. Working with the entrepreneur, we build a strategy to boost the company’s development.

Our approach is organized around the entrepreneur with whom we aim to build a long-term relationship based on trust.

FUNDING

Zira Capital offers financing adapted to the size and maturity of companies (minority equity investments, seed financing, etc.).

SUPPORT

Through a regular and personalized follow-up, Zira Capital allows the entrepreneur and his teams to strengthen their capacities. Zira Capital also contributes to strategic thinking and corporate governance.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Zira Capital offers technical assistance resources to companies through skills development, know-how transfer and training

NETWORK

Zira Capital is part of a pan-african network of investment companies supported by I&P: Teranga Capital in Senegal, Sinergi in Niger, Sinergi Burkina in Burkina Faso, Comoé Capital in Côte d’Ivoire and Miarakap in Madagascar. This network builds common skills and initiatives to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem between countries.

The companies supported by Zira Capital have access to a Malian, pan-african and international network of shareholders and entrepreneurs, including the African Club of Entrepreneurs, a pan-african association that offers high value services to entrepreneurs.

 

Our Impact Objectives

We are persuaded that companies have an essential social role in the real economy.

In addition to the extra-financial activities, Zira Capital is a committed player in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria.

One of our objectives is also to promote the social and environmental responsibility of the company and build with the entrepreneur an action plan to boost the impacts on each of its stakeholders (employees, customers, local communities, suppliers…), referring to the framework established by the United Nations with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Team

Aïcha Haïdara

Seed Funding Manager

Djènèba Camara

Office Manager

Mohamed Keita

Co-founder and CEO

Moïse Samaké

Investment Officer

Moussa Fofana

Chargé de projet Amorçage

Our Partners

Zira Capital is financed by Malian and international shareholders such as private actors (Investisseurs & Partenaires, Banque Nationale de Développement Agricole, Solidarité Internationale pour le Développement et l’Investissement, SONAVIE, Ciwara Capital).