4Di Capital is an independent venture capital focused on early-stage mobile, enterprise software, web sectors. It is located in Cape Town, South Africa with an office in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. It was founded in March 1, 2009. 4Di Capital has $6.6M in revenue annually. Also, the company has raised two funds (4Di Capital Tech VC with ZAR256.2M raised and 4Di Capital Fund 1 with ZAR88M raised). 4Di Capital has 5 current team members, including Co-founding General Partner Justin Stanford.
800 Ventures is a seed stage investment company with offices in Zagreb and Cape Town. Investing in companies from Southeast Europe and South Africa. It is managed by Matija Rukavina. 800 Ventures was founded in June 2016. 800 ventures focuses on tech startups.
The African Business Angel Network (ABAN)
The African Business Angel Network (ABAN) is a Pan-African non-profit association. ABAN was founded in early 2015. Their objective is to support the development of early stage investor networks across the continent and to grow the cohort of early stage investors excited about the opportunities in Africa. The ABAN has the objective of investing USD $100 million in 500 companies per annum.
Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. Accion was founded by Joseph Blatchford in 1961. Accion raised a total of $25M in funding over 4 rounds. The latest funding came from a Grant round on Oct 4, 2016. Accion has 21 current team members, including President and CEO Michael Schlein.
Action Hero Ventures was founded in 2013 with the objective of funding start ups managed by credible entrepreneurs. It is managed by Ernst Hertzog. The company is located in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Acumen was founded in 2001 by Jacqueline Novogratz. The organization invests ‘patient capital’ in entrepreneurs bringing sustainable solutions to big problems of poverty. Acumen has offices in Kenya, India, Pakistan. The company also has a subsidiary know as plus acumen dedicated to bringing world class online courses to people all around the world.
The African Development Bank Group
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) or Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD) is a multilateral development finance institution. The AfDB was founded in 1964 and comprises three entities: The African Development Bank, the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund. Its present president is Akinwumi Adesina.
African Diaspora Network founded by Almaz Negash in 2010 with the objective to harness and engage the intellectual, financial, philanthropic and entrepreneurial capacity of Africans and friends of Africa in support of economic and social development across Africa. It is located in San Jose, USA.
Africa Tech Ventures invests in the growth of high potential start-ups in Sub-Sahara Africa by focusing on companies that increase access to essential goods and services for African consumers or provide solutions that help businesses access markets and financial services. The organization invest between USD 100,000 and USD 5mio, in exchange for a significant minority equity stake and can participate in multiple financing rounds. It is located in Kenya.
AHL Venture Partners puts entrepreneurs first by invest in innovative, scalable businesses that contribute to solving pressing social and environmental challenges across Africa. AHL Venture Partners invests through two separate vehicles: Through the AHLCF and AHL Growth Fund, providing investors an opportunity to participate alongside the AHLCF in exciting growth-stage impact investing opportunities in East and Southern Africa. The organization was established in 2007 and located in Canada. They have local offices in Accra, Lusaka, Nairobi. They have $60M committed capital. They focus on all sectors.
Akili is a pre-seed to Series A fund tailored for Africa. They are located in kampala and New York City. It is co-funded by Dustyn Winder and Amit Lubling. The organizations philosophy is based on the Prehype model to help finance African entrepreneurs solving African problems.
Algebra Ventures is managed by Ziad Mokhtar, Karim Hussein and Tarek Assaad. Algebra ventures is located in Egypt. Their areas of investment is core technology, ecommerce, business software and platform. Consumer internet, industry market place, Fin-tech. As at December 2016, Algebra Ventures has raised $40M fund.
AngelHub Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in growth capital, early stage, mid venture, and startup investments. I was founded in January 1, 2011. 4 AngelHub Ventures has 4 current team members, including Entrepreneur in Residence Mathew Palin. It is located in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Anges Québec’s was founded in 2008 with a mission is to help its angel investor members to obtain the most profitable return on their angel investments. Anges Quebec has $11.9M in revenue annually. Anges Quebec has 1 current team member, Vice President Stéphane Pilette. It is located in Québec, Canada.
African private equity and venture capital association
AVCA is the pan-African industry body which promotes and enables private investment in Africa. It is located in London, England, United Kingdom. AVCA has $4.8M in revenue annually.
Blue Haven Initiative, a Massachusetts-based investment firm, funds early-stage companies in the real estate, education, and energy sectors. Blue Haven Initiative is a family office action tank that focuses on how a family can impact the world by investing different kinds of capital and communicating that story to inspire others. The firm is focused primarily on early-stage companies in emerging and pioneer markets. It was founded in July 2, 2012 by Ian Simmons and Liesel Simmons
Brooklyn Ventures is a Netherlands-based venture capital firm that connects companies with co-investors in related fields. It was founded in 2009. Brooklyn Ventures has 4 current team members, including Partner Wouter van den Berg. The venture invests in the following: Data Intelligence, Oil/Gas, Telecom/Media, Predictive Analytics, High Tech Machinery.
Actus Ventures specialize in advising / working with startups, mid-cap companies, and channels of distribution. It was founded by Andy Monshaw. It is located in North America, Japan and Europe.
Cairo Angels has invested more than LE 5 million in 8 start-ups with binding offers being made almost on a quarterly basis. It is located in Zamalek, Al Qahirah, Egypt. It was established in 2012 by Ahmed Habib. Cairo Angels has $3.1M in revenue annually. It has invested $ 2.2 Million in 21 Startups across 6 Cities.
Clifftop Colony Capital Partners
Clifftop Colony is an independent principal investment advisory firm focused on private and illiquid assets in emerging Africa. Headquartered in Cape Town, the firm also has representatives in the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. It was established in 2012 by Oliver Drews and Premysl Trojan. Their target investments include buy-outs, growth & venture capital financings, and speciality strategies.
A vibrant community of female angel investors in South Africa. Dazzle Angels was created by collaborators Alexandra Fraser, Adi Zuk, Lee Zuk and Charlotte Luzuka to close the gap of around inequality of fund management and investment. It was established in 2018.
Dmm.Africa was founded to bridge the gap between Africa and Japan, while dynamically creating new businesses in Africa. The founder committed $100 million to the organization at the inception.
Founded, in 2009, Earth Capital operates in South Africa and seeks impact ventures which can scale throughout the continent, and the developing world. The firm’s funds sit alongside their sister company, Impact Amplifier, a top impact accelerator based in Cape Town. Earth Capital is an entrepreneur led early stage impact investor, backing founders who have scalable visions to change the world. Founded, in 2009, Earth Capital operates in South Africa and seeks impact ventures which can scale throughout the continent, and the developing world. The firm’s funds sit alongside their sister company, Impact Amplifier, a top impact accelerator based in Cape Town. The Earth Capital team are entrepreneurs with a large international network, and resource base to support early stage impact ventures to scale.
East Africa Venture Capital Association
East Africa Venture Capital Association is private equity and venture capital in East Africa, advocacy, intelligence, training, networking. The East Africa Venture Capital Association (“EAVCA”) was founded in 2013 to represent the private equity industry in East Africa and provide a voice for industry players to raise awareness and engage on regional policy matters. EAVCA aims to ultimately play a greater role in mobilising investment flows in the region. East Africa Venture Capital Association has 2 current team members, including Executive Director Esther Ndeti. It is located Nairobi, Kenya.
EBAN is a non-profit association representing the interests of business angels, business angels networks (BANs) and federation of networks, seed funds and other entities involved in bridging the equity gap in Europe. EBAN was established with the collaboration of the European Commission in 1999 by a group of pioneer BANs in Europe and EURADA (European Association of Development Agencies). EBAN (European Business Angel Network) is the pan-European representative for the early stage investor community, gathering 170 member. It is located in Belgium. It was founded in 1999.
EchoVC Partners is a seed and early stage venture capital firm focused on financing and cross-pollinating leading technologies, teams. It was founded by Eghosa Omoigui. EchoVC Partners is a seed and early stage venture capital firm focused on financing and cross-pollinating leading technologies, teams, business models and knowledge across North America, Africa and SE Asia. Average investment size ranges from $25,000 to several million dollars depending on the stage of opportunity and capital needs of the business. It is located in Nigeria and focus on ICT, mobile etc.
Empretec is a flagship capacity-building programme of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for the promotion of entrepreneurship and micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) to facilitate sustainable development and inclusive growth. It was established in 1988.
eVA Fund is dedicated to mobilize capital and sustainable tech experience to invest in small and medium sized African internet related companies. eVA Fund focusses on development in terms of capital and business development support, i.e. knowledge, experience, access to proven business concepts/applications, and network. The target region is sub-Saharan Africa. eVA Fund has done 12 investments, in Ghana, Kenya, Zambia and South Africa. 4 have been liquidated; 4 exited and currently 4 are still actively managed. eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund) was launched as a private pilot fund in January 2010 and is currently managed by its founder Vincent Kouwenhoven. It is located in Netherlands.
Facebook start accelerator programme
Facebook start accelerator programme is a program managed by Facebook for developers. The programme provides mentorship and business support for visionary and innovative teams using advanced technologies to solve problems in the society and build solutions for the future. It is designed for startup and student teams building solutions that utilize any of these technologies; Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Internet of Things, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR).
Created in 2012, FSD Africa is a £30 million financial sector development programme or ‘FSD’ based in Nairobi. It is funded by UK aid from the UK Government. FSD Africa aims to reduce poverty across sub-Saharan Africa by building financial markets that are efficient, robust and inclusive.
The Global Business Angels Network
The Global Business Angels Network (GBAN) is a global community of business angel networks and organizations coordinated by the Global Entrepreneurship Network, Inc. (GEN). GBAN brings greater public awareness and engagement to the role that business angels play in helping new firms start and scale.
Glo Ventures is a boutique advisory company. It specializes in advising startup companies using technology to create products and services that solve clearly defined societal needs. It helps companies define their market, iterate their business models, obtain product-market fit, raise capital and scale their businesses. The company is located in South Africa. It is founded by Michael Fichardt.
GIF is a unique hybrid investment fund that supports the piloting, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the poorest people in developing countries. Through our investments, we support a portfolio of innovations that collectively open up opportunities and improve the lives of millions of people across the developing world. Global Innovation Fund has $6.2M in revenue annually.
Global Partnerships is an impact-led investor, pioneering and investing in sustainable social enterprises. Global Partnerships’ team is based out of Seattle, WA, USA; Managua, Nicaragua; Santa Barbara, CA, USA; and Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in 1994. Since inception, GP has impacted more than 11 million lives across Latin America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. Through our partners, we continue our commitment to expand opportunity for people living in poverty.
Go Beyond Investing is a FinTech company transforming angel investing into a new scalable asset class for small and large, novice to experienced investors. It offers a unique deal platform, portfolio tools, syndication/pooling, due diligence, investment monitoring services, training and certified deal leaders. Its clients are individuals, family offices, professional groups and corporations. It is active in the EU, Switzerland and the US. Go Beyond also offers educational training modules for angel investors in 11 categories. Go Beyond Investing has 29 current team members, including Founder & Chief Investment Officer Brigitte Baumann.
Goodwell Investments is a pioneering investment firm focused on financial inclusion, fintech and inclusive growth in sectors providing basic goods and services and income generation opportunities to the underserved. Since 2006 Goodwell has raised 5 funds with over $ 140 mln in capital. Goodwell has invested equity in early stage businesses in financial services and technology companies in India and Africa, ranging from classical microfinance to mobile payments, rural banking, affordable housing finance to merchant payment networks and public transport technology. Goodwell Investments has $429.6K in revenue annually. Total Fund Raised with two funds is €40M.
GreenTec Capital Partners invests in African start-ups and SMEs with a focus on combining social and environmental impact with financial success. The organization use capacity building, process optimization and a diverse team of international experts to help them implement adapted latest technology to their model so they can extend their value chain and have more impact locally. It was established in 2015 and founded by Erick Yong, Thomas Festerling. It is located in Ethiopia.
The GSMA is a trade group that represents network operators using GSM technology for their networks. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators; and 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including: handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media organizations. Groupe Speciale Mobile (GSM) was formed in 1982 by the Confederation of European Posts and Telecommunications (CEPT) to design a pan-European mobile technology. GSMA has $258.3M in revenue annually. GSMA is headquartered in London.
HartNamtemah is an international business consulting firm offering investment sourcing to African entrepreneurs. It was founded in 2013 by Rodrigue Fouafou. HartNamtemah is passionate about uncovering remarkable business opportunities in Africa and fostering the growth and success of innovative startups.
Hivos Impact Investments is an impact investment management company, that runs two private equity impact funds to create both positive impact and financial return. It is located in Netherlands with local office in Johannesburg. They have two funds under management: Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund and Hivos Mideast Creatives Fund.
Horizen Ventures was founded in 2004 as an early stage fund focused on India-based technology and internet firms. In 2006, Horizen Ventures signed an exclusive partnership deal with SoftBank China & India Holdings. Since then, Softbank has made 21 investments and Horizen Ventures’ portfolio has grown to 6 companies, 5 of which are co-investments with Softbank. Horizen Ventures Africa is currently raising $10MM (R100MM). Horizen Ventures Africa operate offices in Cape Town and NYC.
infoDev is a World Bank Group multi-donor program that supports entrepreneurs in developing economies. infoDev oversee a global network of business incubators and innovation hubs for climate technology, agribusiness, and digital entrepreneurs. infoDev also publish educational resources on topics like crowdfunding, angel investing, and business incubator management.
Innovation Edge is an innovation catalyst and investment platform with a social impact agenda. Established in mid-2014, support the growth of unconventional ideas that seek to transform early life experiences for young children living in poverty. It is located in South Africa and managed by Sonja Giese. Funding of up to R1 000 000 (±$70k), over a period of up to 24 months.
Intelligent Capital is an entrepreneurship development organization founded with the belief that aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs need more than just financial capital to launch and scale their businesses. While securing early-stage investment can be an important catalyst for startups, we recognize that building sustainable businesses is a multifaceted endeavour. It is located in Ghana and managed by Leticia Browne.
Founded in 2008, Invenfin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Remgro (Pty) Ltd. Invenfinspecialises in early-stage venture capital (VC) funding, providing start-up capital to entrepreneurs to fund the commercialisation of their intellectual property internationally. Invenfin is interested in all types of innovation, in all sectors. This may involve a new product, process, software innovation, device, technology or business model. Founded by Joe Kieser.
Investisseurs &Partenaires (I&P) is an impact investing group created by Patrice Hoppenot in 2002 and headed by Jean-Michel Severino since 2011. M. Severino previously worked as CEO of the French Development Agency (2001-2010) and as Vice-President of the World Bank for Asia (1996-2000). I&P team comprises about twenty collaborators in Paris and in its six African offices in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Senegal. Since 2002, I&P has supported more than 50 companies, located in 15 African countries and operating in various sectors of activity.
Founded in 2007, Investment One (then GTB Asset Management Limited) commenced business in 2008. Investment One is one of the fastest growing Financial Services firms in Nigeria. The Group’s business model is simple: attract investor’s funds through its wealth management, mutual funds and pension businesses; seek attractive returns through its investment management (equities & fixed income), real estate and private equity/venture capital businesses; and provide financial advisory and intermediary services through the investment banking and securities brokerage businesses.
iungo capital is an impact investment company that provides financial and technical support to promising SMEs in the East African missing middle while generating positive social impact. iungo capital long term objective is to prove to the world that one can cost-efficiently deploy smart capital with a tangible social impact into lower ticket size investments in these markets with a reasonable financial return. It is located in Uganda and managed by Roeland Donckers.
Jozi Angels is an angel network based in Johannesburg, South Africa. We exist to grow the startup ecosystem and facilitate the growth of innovative startups. Through our broader network we have sourced the hottest startups and facilitated several investments. Our members are approved investors serious about providing capital and coaching to early stage companies. It is managed by Abu Bakr Cassim.
Kalon Venture Partners (formerly GroTech) invests in and builds a portfolio of high growth technology companies, with innovative business models, geared to existing and emerging institutions and their customers. Kalon Venture Partners invests growth capital in the form of equity to be used to assist established, but still high-risk ventures in expanding activity such as creating additional traction in South Africa, launching into Africa and then foreign markets, as well as creating new product / technology lines.
KnifeCap is a Southern African growth equity fund manager focusing on technology-enabled ventures for a sustainable impact on innovation, job creation and growth. They believe that tomorrow’s largest investment gains will be achieved by companies that are active in solving today’s problems. Therefore, their strongest investment interest is in companies which, through technology and innovative management, seem capable of turning African solutions into successful businesses. Knife Capital has 5 current team members, including Co-Founder and CEO Eben van Heerden. It is founded in 2010.
The Lagos Angel Network is the premier angel network in Nigeria and one of the most active in Africa. Founded in 2014, LAN is run by a Board of Directors chaired by one of Nigeria’s foremost investors, Dotun Sulaiman with Tomi Davies, Collins Onuegbu, Tokunboh Ishmael, Dipo Adebo, Segun Olukoya and David Richards as members, LAN is growing a network of business angels and syndicates that provide startup funding, access to their business networks and mentoring to early-stage ventures in Lagos, Nigeria.
Leapfrog Ventures is funding seed stage startups in Africa. The organization invest small amount of money in 100 of startups. Build a startup ecosystem centering on East Africa (Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda.
The Maine Venture Fund is a professionally-managed venture capital fund that invests exclusively in Maine companies who demonstrate a potential for high growth and public benefit. The Fund has been actively investing in Maine companies since 1997, after its creation by an act of the Maine Legislature in 1995 to provide Maine companies and entrepreneurs access to patient sources of venture capital. The fund has received $13 million in capital contributions from the State of Maine and operates as a revolving “evergreen” fund. The Maine Venture Fund specializes in small and medium Maine businesses and considers companies in nearly any industry that can demonstrate the potential for high growth and public benefit.
Founded in 1979 with the mission to “alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.” Mercy Corps is a global non-governmental, humanitarian aid organization operating in transitional contexts that have undergone, or have been undergoing, various forms of economic, environmental, social and political instabilities. The organization claims to have assisted more than 220 million people survive humanitarian conflicts, seek improvements in livelihoods, and deliver durable development to their communities. It was founded by Dan O’Neill and Ellsworth Culver.
An independent investment firm that manages portfolios with strategies backed by academic research. Adam Collins is the founder of Movement Capital. The organization is located in Mississippi
National Angel Capital Organization
The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) is the industry association for angel investor groups in Canada. Since its founding as National Angel Organization (NAO) in 2002, the NAO has published The Primer for Angel Investment in Canada (2003) and Age of the Angel: Best Practices for Angel Groups and Investors (2007). NAO changed its name from NAO to NACO in 2008. National Angel Capital Organization has $19M in revenue annually.
Investment holding focused on founding and investing in scalable internet start-up’s. The organization was founded in 2015 by Richy Ugwu. Neon Ventures build new technology enabled ventures with exceptional entrepreneurs, invest in promising technology startups with traction, partner with large corporations to create new innovations in their industry.
Nest is an early stage investment firm specializing in startups developing technologies in industries like health, tech, fintech & smart city. Hatched in 2010, Nest is a full service early-stage venture capital firm focused on helping startups and talented founders from around the world build businesses that apply and commercialise innovation. Nest is present in Singapore, Hong Kong, Nairobi, London, Paris, Bangkok and New York. Founded by Jennifer Carver, Lawrence Morgan, Simon Squibb. Nest competes with WigWag, SmartThings, and Revolv.
Newtown Partners venture capital firm based in Cape Town, South Africa with a focus on making early stage investments. Newtown Partners is a blockchain investment and advisory services company specializing in token economics, token sale design and demand generation for both our portfolio of startups and in an advisory capacity, with teams operating out of offices in San Francisco, U.S. and Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 2014 by Llew Claasen and Vinny Lingham.
Orange Digital Ventures is an early-stage fund focused on FinTech, enterprise cloud and data, and Internet-of-Things startups. Orange Digital Ventures is Orange’s early-stage corporate investment vehicle. It was created in 2015. It comprises a dedicated team of telecoms, digital and investment professionals. Orange Digital Ventures is closely connected with all of the innovation in the Orange Group and especially relies on the international network of experts in innovation, from Orange Silicon Valley to various Orange Labs in France, Europe, Asia and Africa. Total Fund Raised is €150M with two funds. It is managed by Gregoire de Padirac.
Outlierz Ventures is a Seed and Series A fund based in Morocco, dedicated to African startups. The fund invests in tech enabled companies solving a real problem in a key sector with an innovative approach and a scalable business model (fintech, insurtech, agritech, healthtech, B2B marketplaces, logistics, etc). It was founded in 2017 by Kenza Lahlou. Outlierz Ventures has 5 current team members, including Financial & Operations Officer Wacim Ben Yahya.
Qalaa Holdings is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in growth capital, turnarounds, leveraged buyouts, consolidations, industry roll-ups, greenfields, and distressed investments. The firm typically invests in energy, cement, and construction, real estate, mining, consumer foods, food, agrifoods, agribusiness, foundry and ceramics, glass manufacturing, transportation, logistics, solid waste energy management, metallurgy, infrastructure and resources, oil and gas, minerals, financial services including microfinance, agriculture. Qalaa Holdings was founded in 2004 and is based in Cairo, Egypt with additional offices in Algiers, Algeria; and Nairobi, Kenya. The company’s annual turnover is EGP 3.3 billion (2018 estimate).
Quona Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in growth-stage financial technology companies in emerging markets. Quona Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in growth-stage financial technology companies in emerging markets. The firm was formed with a simple idea – technology has the power to radically improve the quality, access, and affordability of financial services for underserved consumers and businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia. We invest in disruptive innovations to create a more financially inclusive world. Raised Total Fund of $162M in three funds. Quona Capital has $56.6M in revenue annually. Quona Capital competes with Eaton Vance Investment Counsel and Walden Asset Management. It was founded in 2015.
Rising Tide Africa is a group of women angel investors. Rising Tide Africa functions as part of a Global movement of The Rising Tide Program for Africa. It constitutes a group of women angel investors harnessing their power, network, passion and capital to positively impact and actively create a New Africa. Rising Tide Africa (RTA) is a unique, trans-border women-oriented investment program and funded by private investors who believe they will bring about positive change by investing in the continent’s exciting start-ups and next generation to create a New Africa. It is located in Nigeria and managed by Yemi Keri, Ndidi NNOLI-Edozien and Thomas van Halen.
RMI invests in businesses that can redefine the financial services landscape. RMI invests in emerging and established financial services businesses. RMI fosters long-term partnerships that afford management teams the individuality to operate their businesses as owners. Sound management is an important investment criterion and operational autonomy and management independence is at the core of the RMI culture and investment methodology. RMI forges strategic alliances on a partnership basis and endeavours to add value, where possible. It is located in South Africa.
The South African Business Angel Network
The South African business angel network is a non-profit, industry association dedicated to growing angel investing in South Africa. SABAN has the objective of increasing the number of angel investors in South Africa investing effectively in start-ups.
Sanaga Ventures founded in 2011 actively invests in and supports new and emerging ventures across the African continent. Sanaga Ventures actively invests in and supports new and emerging ventures across the African continent. They offer finance and coaching to assist in building the capacity of their partners to the stage where they can achieve financial sustainability and critical mass in their operations.
Savannah Fund is a seed capital fund specializing in US$25,000-US$500,000 investments in early stage high growth technology (web and mobile) startups in sub-Saharan Africa. Initially focused on East Africa, the fund aims to bridge the early stage/angel and venture capital investment gap that currently exists in Africa. The Fund expects to achieve this objective by combining capital with mentor networks both in the region and from Silicon Valley via an accelerator program and a follow-on independent seed fund. Founded in 2012. Savannah Fund has $5.3M in revenue annually. Savannah Fund competes with Start Up 90, LaunchLab, and Craigie Capital.
South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
SAVCA is a member organisation that promotes the venture capital and private equity asset class in Southern Africa. It was founded in 1998. The organization focus on the following sectors: Accounting services, Adtech, Agribusiness, Agrichemicals, Agritech, Animal farming.
Seedstars World is a Switzerland based startup competition that takes place in emerging markets. Seedstars World SA is an exclusive worldwide competition to discover the best startups in emerging and fast growing economies. Seedstars World is an exclusive worldwide competition to discover the best startups in emerging and fast growing economies. The competition takes place annually, from April until December, in more than 50 cities around the world. The founders Alisee Tonnac and Pierre-Alain Masson founded the organization in 2013. Seedstars World SA raised a total of $500K in funding in its only round. The latest funding came from a Venture – Series Unknown round on Mar 4, 2016. Seedstars World SA has $149.3K in revenue annually. Seedstars World SA competes with SXSW Interactive, Pioneers, and LeWeb.
Founded in early 2013, Silvertree has invested over ZAR20 million (US$1.47 million) in South African tech companies in the first seven months of 2015, including over ZAR 10 million (US$730,000) in Cape Town-based organic e-commerce startup Faithful to Nature and an undisclosed amount in development agency.
Singularity is a private investment office started by Sam Darwish. It focuses on investment opportunities in North America and Africa. Singularity is a private investment company led by one of Africa’s most prominent and successful entrepreneurs, Issam Darwish, Founder, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of IHS Towers. They look to invest in, and support, dynamic entrepreneurs and teams that lead disruptive technology, media and telecommunications companies which are building the future. Their focus is at the early and growth stages of these businesses, where they can provide real strategic value through their network and experience to help them achieve scale. It is managed by Lexi Novitske. It is located in Nigeria.
Small Foundation supports initiatives that improve the business ecosystems that proliferate income opportunities for those in extreme poverty by expanding the access of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to knowledge, skilled human resources, finance, technology and markets. It is located in Ireland.
Spark founded by Shannon Farley seeks to build a community of young, global citizens who are invested in changing patterns of inequality. Spark was started in 2006 by a group of young women who were looking to give back to the global community. They were excited by what they were seeing in the international women’s rights movement. And they wanted to do something to help improve the lives of women and girls around the world. Today, Spark has over 5,000 men and women in their network who contribute time, money and connections to improve the status of women globally. Spark has $4.7M in revenue annually.
Starttech Ventures is a private investor launched by serial tech entrepreneurs and focused on scaling up early stage software ventures starting from the East Mediterranean region and targeting the international markets. Investing tickets ranging from $20K to $100K and always in priced equity rounds, Starttech Ventures always combines its cash investments with co-working at its Athens incubation facility, where investees become members of its “entrepreneurial ecosystem”attend a sophisticated and complete, scale-up oriented acceleration program , including hands-on work done by a team of 10+ prominent full-time professionals, aiming to get startups from the early prototype stage to profitability or to successfully raising Series A round. Being an emerging investment organization in an emerging region, Starttech Ventures already prides several international success stories such as AbZorba Games, Epignosis, Yodeck and Elorus. The founders are Dimitris Tsingos, Katerina Kastriti and Vangelis Mihalopoulos.
Team Africa Ventures is the early stage investment fund run by entrepreneurs. They invest time, expertise and money into talented and passionate founders to create sustainable and valuable technology driven businesses. At Team Africa Ventures, they enable startups, fuel the ambitions of their entrepreneurs, and help them grow as people, as they look to change the world. They measure the result of their efforts not just by the multiples they aim to return, but by the pride they take in what these companies build. It was founded by Daniel Guasco and Wayne Gosling.
Techstars is an American seed accelerator, founded in Boulder, Colorado in 2006. As of 2017, the company had accepted over 1,000 companies into its programs with a combined market capitalization of $9.6B USD. Techstars was founded in Boulder, Colorado by David Cohen, Brad Feld, David Brown, and Jared Polis in 2006. The firm is an accelerator, investing between $6,000 and $18,000 on average in seed funding to tech startups and providing mentorship to entrepreneurs. Less than 1% of applicants are accepted.
Tiger Global Management, LLC was founded in 2001 and is based in New York with affiliate offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangalore and Melbourne. Tiger Global Management, LLC is an investment firm that deploys capital globally in both public and private markets. The organization has raised $12.2B funds. It was founded Chase Coleman. Tiger Global Management has $10M in revenue annually.
TLcom Capital LLP is a Lagos, Nairobi and London based Venture Capital firm focuse on Tech enabled companies across Sub Saharan Africa. TLcom has been investing across Europe, Israel and the US investing since 1999, with more the $300m under management. In July of 2017 TLcom held the first close of its new TLcom TIDE Africa fund, targeting $100m to invest into tech start-up across Africa, focused on acceptability, fintech, commerce, consumer services (from health and education to energy and media) and services for corporates and SMEs. The organization was founded by Maurizio Caio. The organization has raised $45M.
ViKtoria Business Angels Network (VBAN)
ViKtoria Business Angels Network (VBAN) syndicates local and international investor capital into seed stage investments in tech startups in East Africa. VBAN Members benefit from training and networking opportunities with experienced investors, startups and industry leaders. The ViKtoria Ventures team provides deal sourcing, structuring, investor syndication, due diligence, post investment monitoring and leads the investment into every startup presented to network members. The organization is managed by Yaroncohen Stephen Gugu.
VestedWorld founded by Euler Bropleh in 2014 is an investment fund focused on investing in early-stage companies within emerging markets that are in industries that are core to any growing economy (e.g., manufacturing, agribusiness, packaged goods, etc.). Currently, we have six portfolio companies in four countries (Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana), and are seeking to grow our portfolio in East and West Africa, with a long-term goal of expanding to other emerging and developing markets. We seek to invest in companies that, if successful, will have significant impact on their communities and home economies. Additionally, VestedWorld is cultivating an online community of angel investors (“VestedAngels”) that invest alongside us in these early-stage companies, with the goal of catalyzing overall investment into our focus geographies through investor education and experiences.
A Pan- African early stage fund that actively finds, funds and supports innovative companies solving real problems in Africa. Ventures Platform is an early-stage growth focused fund that backs Africa’s boldest entrepreneurs and helps them grow great companies around their ideas. It was founded in 2016 by Kola Aina.
Village Capital uses the power of peer support to change the traditional dynamics between investors and entrepreneurs, providing access to entrepreneurship for everyone. Village Capital recruit entrepreneurs to solve specific problems in agriculture, energy, education, financial inclusion, and health. Village Capital then put the power of investment in the hands of the entrepreneurs, who award pre-committed seed funding to the two ventures ranked highest by the entrepreneurs at the end of every program. Village Capital programs connect high potential, early-stage entrepreneurs with the people, institutions, and capital they need to succeed. Village Capital has $8.1M in revenue annually.
Visions2Ventures is an African-centred venture capital and bespoke advisory firm, focused on high impact tech entrepreneurs. Visions2Ventures help build relationships with key stakeholders in the ecosystem, helping you to achieve your strategic objectives.
Zephyr Acorn invests in and actively supports innovative early-stage companies across sectors in East Africa that have the potential to scale across the continent and beyond. Zephyr Acorn provides equity financing and business support to innovative early-stage companies in East Africa.