About the company
Catofoods is an indigenous and a pioneer biofortified food processing company established to address malnutrition and hidden hunger, across all age groups in Nigeria using staple crops which have been biofortified with essential micronutrients like vitamin A as a cost-effective way to reduce malnutrition and food security.
For African Agriculture to scale, SMEs and young people must be given all the necessary support so that we can build a future we all can be proud of.Atinuke Lebile, COO and Co-Founder
Their Agribusiness Dealroom experience
“Participating in the Dealroom was an exciting one for me and my team. The Dealroom gave us the opportunity to interact with industry experts and other professionals in other sectors. We really wanted to source for capital to expand our business and scale out. We were out to look for debt financing. Though we didn’t get capital, however, we were able to establish strong links and networks which has proven to be useful after the event and we will be glad to participate in future events. One of the things that worked for us in the Dealroom engagement is openness. We were very sincere with the state of our business and what we were looking for. That has made the connections we made worth the while. One of the lessons learnt is that we must always be prepared for opportunities and we must the alert because it can come disguised. To improve our experience as an SME looking for funding, the organizers can try to invite more funding partners who will be willing to fund SMEs and support them to grow, especially funds ranging from $50,000.”
Atinuke Lebile, COO and Co-Founder