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Funds investing in Africa

Based in Africa, and looking to raise? Start with the funds that have a solid track record of investing in the region. Start here.
Based in Africa, and looking to raise? Start with the funds that have a solid track record of investing in the region. Start here.
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Africa-focused micro VC and angel fund founded in 2011 and led by Aadil Mamujee.
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Led by Tinder founder, Justin Mateen. They invest in visionary founders disrupting large spaces.
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Invests in early-stage fintech companies in emerging markets.
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Quona invests in innovative fintech companies in emerging markets. They have 47 active portfolio companies and have raised a total of $4B in equity across three different funds.
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Believes that entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of progress, and they exist to help them realize their visions for a better world. Therefore, they invest in businesses with strong compounding moats, such as proprietary data, economies of scale and network effects.
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Flourish Ventures is an evergreen fund investing in companies that responsibly harness the power of technology to build a fair and customer-centric financial sector.
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Black Star Fund is a $12M black-led fund investing primarily in black founders in the US and Africa.
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Partners with visionary entrepreneurs building category-defining tech companies in Africa.
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Invests in early-stage stage software companies that solve problems in developed and emerging markets. As global generalists, the firm has an analytical edge as they see similar business models applied to different geographies. The firm is based on the fundamental belief that innovators are everywhere.
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Backs entrepreneurs using Deep Tech to solve problems and multiply the benefits of capitalism for everyone while reducing its cost
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Accion Venture Lab is an investment initiative that provides startups with seed capital and support focuses on for-profit enterprises with new products or business models that expand the range of high-quality financial services for underserved populations.
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VC fund unapologetically investing in women, underrepresented founders (particularly of African descent) and underserved POC markets, backing bold ideas and business models that harness the power of technology to deliver value to mass markets.
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Sawari Ventures invests in knowledge and innovation-based technologies across North Africa. Their inaugural funds (North Africa Fund I and Egypt Fund I) have brought together international and domestic capital from DFIs and regional stakeholders. Founded in 2010, with currently 70M USD AUM, to date, they have invested in 19 companies and 2 seed stage vehicles.
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Global venture capital firm focused on multi-stage, sector-focused investments. Recognizing that the talent to build great companies can come from anywhere, the firm invests in founders building category-leading companies around the world. Founded in 2000 with roots in Singapore and Silicon Valley, GGV has expanded with additional offices in San Francisco, Shanghai, and Beijing.
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Supercharges you to go from zero to one as quickly as possible by tapping Village's exceptional network.
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Targets startup investment opportunities with high growth potential at the seed and early stages in the mobile, enterprise software, and web sectors. They look for founder teams with hungry passion, commitment, domain expertise, and deep insights into the large market problems they wish to solve with their technology solutions.
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They are building a long-term investment partnership — a team of people who partner with founders to build companies that generate outsized returns and solve real-world problems. Raba has been an early partner to the founders of many category-defining African software and internet companies.
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Ventures Platform is a discovery fund that invests early in mission-driven founders that are building capital-efficient platforms that democratize prosperity, plug infrastructural gaps, connect underrepresented communities, solve for non-consumption, and improve livelihoods in Africa.
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World's largest Black-led venture capital fund focusing on automation of the largest sectors of the Real Economy. They believe positive impact is key to profit and give back by donating 50% of our gain to create scholarships for underrepresented students.
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Tackling Africa’s VC gender funding gap to empower more female high-growth entrepreneurs by writing high-conviction “first checks” for diverse teams building for scale and sustainability.
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Foundation Ventures unlocks massive growth for our portfolio companies by giving them access to the largest network of distribution channels across the region.
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Impact investment firm investing in African companies across all stages. Areas of interest are agribusiness, real estate, and technology.
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Backs mission-driven founders turning Africa’s biggest challenges into global businesses that deliver outsized returns and impact.
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Collaborating with fearless and gifted entrepreneurs who are creating enterprises that will usher in Africa's technological future
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Byld Ventures backs technical and resourceful founders bylding in Africa. They move quickly and prefer to lead rounds.
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Privately owned single-family office that manages the assets of Nigerian entrepreneurs, Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie
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Leading investment and advisory firm established to incubate, capitalize and scale pan-African companies.
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Launch Africa invests in early-stage B2B and B2C tech startups with strong teams and scalable solutions.
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Fintech incubator funding promising startups based in Sub-saharan Africa and SEA
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Invests in founders building a more inclusive future in Africa with fintech.
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Partners with African Tech Founders from 0 to 1.
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At Timon Capital, we have tremendous respect for the entrepreneurial journey—especially in emerging markets. That's why they named themselves Timon: a Greek word that means ‘the one influenced by honor’ as well as ‘fairly priced.’
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Lateral is founded in 2017, emerging from their founders' shared experience investing into the early ecosystem and a collective vision to build something that met the needs of founders and the nascent funding environment.

Their management team has 45+ years investment experience across Asia, Africa, Latam & other markets. Since then, the Lateral team has grown and is supported by experienced operators across emerging markets who all work closely to support our founders in building their companies.
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Antler is a global pre-seed VC firm now in over 20 cities internationally. Antler specializes in local Founder Residencies, and invests in founders across industries from Day 0. In the US, Antler has 3 locations in New York, Austin, and Boulder, where they run 6-week Founder Residencies.

They focus on proving all of the on-ramps that founders need from the early days. That could mean dedicated help fundraising, 1:1 coaching, or getting in the weeds with product and growth challenges. Antler aims to be their founders' go-to resource in the early days of building.
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