DOB Equity is a leading Dutch family office investing in innovative, scalable and impactful companies in East Africa.

We invest in businesses that positively contribute to a more social and sustainable society and deliver long-term profitability. DOB Equity allocates substantial resources to portfolio management. DOB actively works with the entrepreneurs to mitigate potential risks related to environmental, social and governance matters, whilst creating value and social impact for the company and its communities. 

DOB Equity takes a diversified portfolio approach and invests venture capital and private equity in companies in different stages of life in a variety of sectors in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. 

DOB Equity works from its offices in Kenya, Tanzania and The Netherlands. This provides DOB Equity with a deep insight into the unique opportunities and challenges that Africa presents, enabling DOB Equity to provide tailor made capital solutions to enterprises, resulting in lasting performance.  

DOB Equity is an evergreen fund with all proceeds from investments being reinvested, making DOB Equity a true long-term growth partner for its portfolio companies.


“What our team has

in common is that

we are equally ambitious

in our goals and

conviction of the need

and opportunity for impact

investment in East Africa.”

Brigit van Dijk – van de Reijt



Direct employment

Off-grid energy connections




DOB’s PowerGen transforms over 50,000 lives through smarter power [VIDEO]

PowerGen Mini-grids: Building the Energy System of the Future in Africa

DOB Equity receives EAVCA award for Impact Investment Firm

Award comes after DOB’s remarkable growth of regional impact portfolioRecognized for truly hands on approach and strategic support to transformative companies across the East African region DOB also received small cap deal award for early investment in Twiga Foods DOB...

DOB Equity and Global Innovation Fund invest in recycling business that integrates marginalised waste collectors into a fair-trade system

Investment will support Mr. Green Africa in its expansion Mr. Green Africa will formalize the plastics supply chain and create jobs, as well as relieve growing cities from plastic pollution DOB Equity, a leading Dutch family-backed impact investor in East Africa, and...

DOB Equity expands agri portfolio with investment in leading laboratory services company Cropnuts

Investment into Cropnuts – a leading Kenyan soil & crops testing and agri services company for East Africa Cropnuts will reach over 500,000 farmers by 2023, increasing crop yields and food security across Africa DOB Equity, a leading Dutch family-backed impact...

DOB Equity invests in East African waste management sector

Investment in Zanrec Ltd – a leading privately owned waste management company focusing on the hospitality sector on Zanzibar DOB’s first investment in a sector which is in need of long-term capital and innovation along the value chain, with focus on waste reduction...

DOB Equity expands FMCG exposure by investment in drinking water provider Jibu Tanzania

Jibu Tanzania is part of the Jibu Global network, a social venture founded in 2012 and active in 5 African countriesDOB Equity’s investment in Jibu Tanzania aims for rapid expansion of a replicable distribution model in major cities across Tanzania DOB Equity, a...

DOB Equity in the March edition of Msafiri Magazine

Saskia van der Mast, Investment Director of DOB Equity “We believe Kenya is ideally located, as an entry point and hub for Eastern and Central Africa, to benefit from the region’s industrialisation, growing trade and expanding consumer markets” Read the march edition...

DOB Equity Investing for Impact Stories Copia

As an e-commerce and delivery platform that leverages mobile technology, a unique distribution model and a growing network of shopkeepers, Copia is transforming the way Kenya's rural population accesses goods. Since 2015, DOB worked with Copia to open up new markets...


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DOB Equity continues rapid expansion of health conscious agri portfolio with investment in Kentaste

Investment into Kentaste – the leading coconut processing company in Kenya Substantial environmental and social impact through small-holder farmer support programs DOB Equity, a leading Dutch family-backed impact investor in East Africa, has invested in Coconut...


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