Invest With Intent
UpBoost provides consulting and professional services to help established micro, small and medium-sized businesses invest in West Africa with a positive development impact.
Explore diverse, viable, risk-reduced opportunities
UpBoost prioritizes ventures that stimulate Africa's entrepreneurial growth, develop local supply chains, and create employment, all while advancing solutions that yield financial gain and increase market potential for investors and investing businesses.
Unleash the power of financial and human capital to support Business for Good
UpBoost develops and implements private sector-driven investment projects focused on non-extractive economic value. We promote impact investments in manufacturing, agriculture and food processing, commercialization, physical and market infrastructure, transport and logistics, health and wellness, and data capture, collection and communication.
Make sound strategic investments
We translate impact investing from a compelling concept into sound strategies for responsible investment and sustainable business development. UpBoost ensures your investment dollars align your business solution with a return on investment (ROI) in a way that is scalable and responds to African needs, preferences and demands.
What We Deliver
UpBoost Africa is headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, with satellite teams in Benin, Ivory Coast, Niger and Nigeria. We have extensive experience throughout West Africa:
For companies looking to explore opportunities in West Africa, we provide cost-effective ways to explore market potential and viability for specific products and services in one or more countries:
For companies already present in West Africa and looking to expand their market presence or reach, we provide support to enhance and reinforce business and market development strategies.
Our Lead Project In Senegal
ONIVA is an impact investment project that aims to establish a car factory in Senegal. It is the result of a consortium 3 small businesses (2 in the U.S. and one in Uruguay) who have joined capabilities to bring socially-conscious and environmentally-friendly car manufacturing to Africa.
ONIVA has designed and will produce a high-quality, low-cost, Made-in-Senegal vehicle built specifically for the African inter-urban transport and light utility vehicle market. The innovative approach to vehicle manufacturing allows local production of tough and dependable vehicles at an affordable price, all while providing superior comfort and passenger safety.