Private equity investor, Quick Angels Limited, has been honoured for supporting entrepreneurs with funds and technical direction to scale up their operations
The indigenous company was adjudged the emerging brand of the year at this year’s Made in Ghana Awards held over the weekend.
It followed two years of operation, during which the company injected more than GH¢90 million into the revamping of about 30 companies across various sectors of the economy nationwide.
The award was presented to Quick Angels at the awards ceremony, graced by entrepreneurs and business executives.
Its sister company, Quick Credit and Investment Microcredit Limited, was adjudged the microcredit company of the year on the night for supporting businesses through tailor-made products and services.
A citation accompanying the award said Quick Angels was a fully owned Ghanaian angel investor company established in 2019, with the key focus to support startups and businesses with equity financing.
“The business has so far funded over 30 startups and businesses with millions of dollars. Quick Angels Limited invests in both potential and existing Ghanaian entrepreneurs by leveraging on their rich experience,” the citation said.
It commended the company for its foresight and fortitude, and expressed the hope that the honour would propel it into supporting more businesses to revamp their operations.
The Managing Director of Quick Angels Limited, Mr. Richard Nii Armah Quaye, said the company appreciates the honour and would be spurred onto greater heights.
He said Quick Angels was the official angel investor company in the country, with a commitment to helping turn business ideas into reality.
“I am excited to see this day two years on as an emerging brand of the year looking at the businesses, ideas and people we have funded based on innovation and the progress, I think this is just the beginning,” he said.
Mr. Quaye said the company symbolized hope for entrepreneurs and start-up generations of the time in Ghana.
He said it had so far invested millions of dollars into fruitful ideas that were making meaningful contributions to national development as part of a wider plan to position Ghana as the hub of angel investments in the subregion and beyond.
The citation in honour of Quick Credit said the company was an award-winning microcredit institution with a customer-centric culture managed by an experienced team with diverse portfolios in financial services.
It said over the last decade, Quick Credit & Investment Micro-Credit had lived its mission of supporting small businesses to grow through loan support or with the loan scheme service.
It disclosed that the company had disbursed loans to more than 80,000 Ghanaians while employing more than 700 Ghanaians.