About Us

Our name is us. It’s a play on words. Using both French and English of “support” and “vivre” (to live) thus “supporting life”. We realized that both Canada and the majority of African countries use the two languages. We then realized Supivaa also is short for Supporting the Divas! Thus the name Supivaa was born.

Supivaa is a boutique advisory firm with a passion for growth and possibilities in two key areas:

  1. strengthening women’s inclusiveness – supporting women-led and/or women owned businesses across the globe, and
  2. opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa – facilitating multi-lateral trade & investment between Canada, Africa and beyond.

Women control roughly $20 trillion in annual customer spending globally yet female-run businesses account for just 2% of all venture capital investment (Source: GIIN). These statistics are the reason that Supivaa’s founders, partners and collaborators set to support women in their next phase of their business growth and ensure that these businesses get the backing they need.

This business growth could be an assessment and further enhancement of their business development strategy including overall operations, marketing, sales, resources planning and processes or can be helping an entrepreneur get ready to attract investors for expansion and growth.

Supivaa is a Canadian-based firm with a global outlook spanning Vancouver to Toronto, Washington DC, London, Paris, Colombo, Nairobi, Lagos and Johannesburg. We are also a specialist in understanding business in Sub-Saharan Africa. We’ve worked across several industries including renewable energy, agriculture, media, fintech and technology from East, West and Southern Africa. We work with impact and commercial investors seeking out unique and transformative opportunities in Africa.

Recently launched in 2020, Supivaa Medical connects suppliers of personal protective equipment to the destinations that need them most: healthcare providers, employers, schools, and engines of the economy like gyms, restaurants, hospitality and transporation. With specialists in procurement, sales, and epidimeology, Supivaa sources hard-to-find protective equipment for sectors facing shortages. Supivaa Medical can also provide branded and customised packaging for companies that need a personalised touch.

Read more about our experts, our partners and our focus below.

Our Experts

Our experts span across the globe and across sectors


“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Internship Programme

We believe in working with the young, great minds of tomorrow