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Top 30 Agriculture (agtech) VC Funds in Nigeria

A list of 30 VC funds that invest in Agriculture (agtech) startups based in Nigeria. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Agriculture (agtech) companies from Nigeria. We update this investor list every month.

Top 30 Agriculture (agtech) VC Funds in Nigeria

Investor Agriculture (agtech) Nigeria investments
Harambeans 3
Future Africa 3
Cox Enterprises 2
VestedWorld 2
Consonance Investment Managers 2
Acumen Capital Finance Partners 1
Jua Fund 1
AFEX 1
Currimjee Group 1
Goodwell Investments 1
AgFunder 1
EchoVC Partners 1
Ardent Capital 1
All On 1
Acumen 1
Ventures Platform 1
One Capital 1
Vami Nigeria 1
MCB Group 1
Launch Africa 1
Double Feather Partners 1
Eudaimonia Capital 1
Root Capital 1
Investisseurs & Partenaires 1
LEAP 1
IBL 1
CIEL Ltd 1
Ajayi Solutions 1
Microsoft 1
FMO 1
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Harambeans VC Fund
Harambeans are African innovators who have pledged to “work together as one” to build Africa’s future. Over the last decade, Harambeans has spawned a series of tech-enabled ventures such as Andela, Flutterwave, and Yoco, which have collectively generated over 3000 jobs, and raised over $700m from Google Ventures, CRE Ventures and Accel.
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Investment focus
  • Supply Chain Management, Transportation, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Releaf — We are industrializing food processing in Africa. We've led 1000+ smallholder farmers to provide food factories with >7.5 million kilograms of quality crops.
  • MarketForce — MarketForce connects Africa’s informal retail outlets and consumers directly to suppliers of consumer goods and financial services by digitizing orders, delivery, and payments with the aim of solving the last mile distribution challenge.
  • SHYFT Power Solutions — SHYFT builds industrial-grade IoT and integrated software to connect and intelligently manage distributed energy resources (DERs) in markets that struggle with resiliency. SHYFT is pioneering the development of integrated decentralized power systems in emerging markets like Nigeria, leapfrogging over traditional central infrastructure and enablingDERs to scale and support existing but unreliable grids.
Future Africa VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Future Africa is a collective of mission-driven founders and funders building unicorns to solve Africa’s biggest challenges. They are build a future where purpose and prosperity are within everyone’s reach.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United States, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Moove — Moove is a mobility fintech that provides revenue-based vehicle financing to mobility entrepreneurs, democratizing vehicle ownership globally. The company embeds its alternative credit-scoring technology onto ride-hailing, logistics, and last-mile/instant delivery platforms, which allows access to proprietary performance and revenue analyticsof mobility entrepreneurs to underwrite loans.
  • Anchor — Anchor is building the infrastructure needed for businesses to build, launch, and scale banking and payment solutions.
  • Itana — Talent City’s mission is to build a network of charter cities that focuses on creating technology-enabled jobs within a free trade zone with its own regulation and bylaws.
Cox Enterprises VC Fund · Atlanta, Georgia, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Empower to build. The story of Cox Enterprises is one of hard work, respect for employees, entrepreneurship and making bold decisions.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Series C, Series A
  • United States, Italy, Belgium
Portfolio highlights
  • Wheels Up — Wheels Up is a membership-based private aviation company that focuses on reducing the upfront cost to fly privately, providing flexibility, service, and safety. Its mobile app enables members to book flights, manage their accounts, and participate in ride-share opportunities. Its members also have given access to the Wheels Down program.
  • Bending Spoons — Bending Spoons is a fast-growing tech company focused on building and marketing mobile applications. Despite being such a young company, we've already achieved notable results, with tens of millions of downloads of our apps, and millions of users active every month. Our goal? Becoming the #1 app developer and publisher in the world. And ourambitions don't end there!We invest immensely in our team, and we couldn't be more proud of each other. We are a group of extremely young, talented, and ambitious software engineers, data scientists, and graphic designers, with among our ranks entrepreneurs that raised money from prestigious VCs, ex-CERN, ex-Google, and ex-McKinsey. We work from our amazing headquarters in Milan, but also support remote work.We're always on the lookout for people that want to be part of our über-challenging journey to build one of the greatest tech companies in the world. If that sounds exciting to you, don't hesitate to apply at http://bendingspoons.com/careers.html.
  • DSD Renewables — From analysis, through design and finance, to commercial operation, DSD provides customized solar PV energy and energy storage solutions with exceptional outcomes.
VestedWorld VC Fund · Chicago, Illinois, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
VestedWorld is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in emerging markets companies that have the potential to generate competitive financial returns while contributing towards the growth and development of the markets in which they are located. The firm supports these businesses through the infusion of capital, active involvement incorporate governance, and by providing direct strategic and operational assistance.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, E-Commerce, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana
Portfolio highlights
  • EMTECH — For Modern Central Banking
  • Terragon Group — Terragon is a leading Data and Marketing Technology company that uses data and analytics to help companies focused in Africa, intelligently connect at scale to their customers. We use an aggregation of online and offline data, and predictive scoring to help brands, marketing agencies and platforms accurately target people across channels anddevices. Headquartered in Lagos; Nigeria, we also have a presence in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana and India.
  • Complete Farmer — We are providing cutting-edge technological farming protocols and innovations with a unique business model and logistics that are revolutionizing...
Consonance Investment Managers VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
We are an investment company focused on helping early and growth-stage entrepreneurs build successful companies in Africa.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, United States, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Releaf — We are industrializing food processing in Africa. We've led 1000+ smallholder farmers to provide food factories with >7.5 million kilograms of quality crops.
  • Tripesa — Tripesa offers payment solutions for Africa's travel and tourism industry.
  • Norebase — Norebase knows that there's an opportunity to grow successful businesses in Africa. It also understands the complexities of the market, and so is using technology to make doing business in Africa worthwhile. With Norebase get to operate in Africa with no hassle and with minimum risk.
Acumen Capital Finance Partners VC Fund · Calgary, Alberta, Canada
With a strong reputation, Acumen Capital Partners is an independent, employee-owned investment firm providing customized advice and service in Canada.
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Investment focus
  • Oil and Gas, Energy, Renewable Energy
  • Post-IPO Equity, Series A
  • Canada, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Tomato Jos — Welcome to TomatoJos
  • Park Lawn Corp. — Park Lawn Corporation provides goods and services associated with the disposition and memorialization of human remains. Products and services are sold on a pre-planned basis (pre-need) or at the time of a death (at-need). Park Lawn Corporation and its subsidiaries own and operate 65 businesses including cemeteries, crematoria, funeral homes,chapels, planning offices and a transfer service.
  • Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits — Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. produces, sells, and exports wines and spirits in Canada, China, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Sales of Manufactured Wines; and Agency Sales. It produces vintner quality alliance and blended wines under the 20 Bees, EastDell Estates, Lakeview Cellars, Dois Amigos, Dan Aykroyd,Benchmark, and Seasons brand names. The company also acts as a sales agent for approximately 120 beverage alcohol brands.
Jua Fund VC Fund · Johannesburg, NA - South Africa, South Africa
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, B2B, Farming
  • Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Side — Side is an e-commerce distribution channel that leverages the power of “community” or “group buying” to provide goods to end customers more cheaply.
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  • Powerstove Energy — Powerstove Energy, which uses advanced technology to deliver a superior smokeless, IoT-enabled cookstove that generates electricity.
AFEX VC Fund · Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
AFEX is a provider of infrastructure and platforms drive capital to build a trust economy.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Farming, Agriculture
  • Series A
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Agricorp International Development Limited — At Agricorp, we are putting Nigeria on the global export radar by leveraging on our investments to building simple processing systems for spices and other agro products
Currimjee Group VC Fund · Port Louis, Port Louis, Mauritius
Currimjee Group
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Credit
  • Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • HerVest — HerVest is a digital platform providing financial inclusion for women through a Gender Lens Investment (GLI) approach. ...
  • Crop2Cash — Farmers, especially smallholder farmers, have always had trouble accessing financing as banks are wary of fund mismanagement. Crop2Cash makes formal financing a 100% transparent process for banks while providing much-needed capital to responsible farmers.
Goodwell Investments VC Fund · Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Goodwell Investments is a pioneering investment firm focused on financial inclusion, fintech and inclusive growth in sectors providing
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Agriculture
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • OmniRetail — Get visibility of complete value chain and optimize processes end to end with our network of networks platform.
  • Good Nature Agro — Their priority is to generate lasting income with small-scale farmers. They build local community leaders into qualified Private Extension Agents (PEAs) who oversee and train farmers throughout the growing season. They support PEAs to provide frequent trainings and personalized recommendations on how their growers can make their field healthier andmore productive. PEAs promote improved farm practices and deliver a farmer-friendly loan of seeds and additional inputs. At harvest, Good Nature is a guaranteed market for the certified legume seed that their growers produce. Choosing to produce these high-value crops over traditional cash crops - maize and cotton - more than doubles their income.
  • Inclusivity Solutions — Inclusivity Solutions provides digital insurance for the connected, but unprotected. Delivering simple & affordable insurance via mobile phones
AgFunder VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 15 investments in the past 12 months
AgFunder invests in impactful companies that can positively transform the world's food system. Founded in 2013, AgFunder manages a portfolio of over 50 companies across four funds from offices in Silicon Valley and Singapore. Through its media platform AFN, it has built a global ecosystem of over 90,000 subscribers.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, AgTech, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Sylvarum — We improve the performance of hydroponic crops by hacking their metabolic system.
  • BioDefense — BioDefense presents Bioshield, which is made from food to protect your food, and it maximizes safety, freshness, and self-life for any fresh produce.
  • Plantik Biosciences — Plantik develops resilient crops through next-generation plant engineering technologies.
EchoVC Partners VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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. The average investment size ranges from $25,000 to several million dollars depending on the stage of opportunity and capital needs of thebusiness.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Nigeria, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Shuttlers — Shuttlers is a platform that offers mobility solutions by providing scheduled bus-sharing services for the professionals within the region.
  • Snowstorm — Snowstorm is a decentralized microproxy network. Already proven in crisis zones, it must now evolve into a next-generation system and internet freedom tool.
  • Senga Technologies — Welcome to Senga, custom-built, with love, for businesses shipping in Africa.
Ardent Capital VC Fund · Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
Leading Venture Capital & Builder in Southeast Asia | Experts in E-Commerce, B2B, B2C, Fulfilment Startups | Seed, Series A Funding
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, Indonesia, Thailand
Portfolio highlights
  • Laborhack — LaborHack offers a select network of tested and certified carpenters, plumbers, electricians, masons, welders, and other tradespeople. It provides cleaning, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC services.
  • Trade Lenda — Trade Lenda: Access to Loans, Investments, Utility Payments, Credit Access, Insurance, and More! Unlock Opportunities to Earn, Invest, and Grow. Secure Personal or Business Loans Toda
  • Feather Africa — Feather Africa provides money transaction services, such as enabling users to send and receive money from anyone using the application. It offers withdrawals of cash without ATM cards by sending money to the nearest cash vendors.
All On VC Fund · Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
All On: Energy Innovations. Powerful Collaboration. Our mission is to increase access to commercial energy products and services for under-served and un-served off-grid energy markets in Nigeria, with a special focus on the Niger Delta sources in Nigeria.
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Investment focus
  • Renewable Energy, Energy, Solar
  • Seed, Funding Round, Grant
  • Nigeria, France, Senegal
Portfolio highlights
  • Koolboks — Koolboks provides a reliable and alternative storage technique due to the superior insulation and ice battery technology employed in the design.
  • Mobile Power Ltd — Mobile Power's innovative pay-per-use battery sharing network unlocks clean energy for households, businesses and electric transport in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Greenage Technologies Power Systems — Greenage Technologies is revolutionizing the use of solar energy systems in Nigeria. Our local manufacturing creates differentiation in local product purchases, services, and cost. We are the first indigenous mass producer of solar Inverter technologies in Nigeria. We currently have our footprint in 26 states out of the 36 states in Nigeria andlooking to launch in Ghana, Rwanda and Kenya in the near future.
Acumen VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Acumen is a nonprofit venture fund that invests in early-stage companies bringing critical services like agriculture, clean energy, education, financial inclusion, healthcare and workforce development to low-income communities in 14 countries across East and West Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Since 2001, Acumeninvested $128 million in 128 companies that have transformed the lives of over 308 million low-income people.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Health Care, Agriculture
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, India, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • AquaRech — AquaRech includes Farm management that enhances fish production, enables access to the market & promotes equal trade.
  • Ampersand — Ampersand catalyzes and power mass-market electric mobility. By supplying the battery swap network and operating system the company makes sustainable mobility rapidly accessible and affordable for developing markets, to improve livelihoods and the environment. With over a million km already covered by e-motorcycles in Africa using our plug-and-playpowertrain and energy network.
  • ReCircle — They are a Waste Management service that provides a free doorstep pick-up service for offices, institutions, households and schools to dispose their recyclable waste (Raddi). They further supply this recycled waste to authorized recycling centres, ensuring safety and sustainability.
Ventures Platform VC Fund · Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria · 7 investments in the past 12 months
We back founders building the future of Africa. We invest in companies that solve for non-consumption, plug infrastructural gaps and democratise prosperity in Africa, by eliminating the barriers for access and reducing the costs of delivering goods and services.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Nigeria, United States, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Lengo — Lengo is an AI based intelligence platform that offers a large database on consumer goods for companies in the FMCG sector.
  • Shekel Mobility — B2B marketplace for auto dealers to grow their dealerships leveraging on flexible inventory financing and management solutions. Available on web and mobile.
  • Maad — Maad is Francophone Africa's fastest-growing B2B marketplace, based in Dakar, Senegal. Our tech-driven solution allows retailers to order products from our one-stop shop and benefit from working capital loans
One Capital VC Fund · Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
One Capital is a China-based private equity investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Manufacturing, Virtual Reality
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • China, Japan, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • oVice — oVice is a virtual spatial platform that allows people to gather in one place, move, talk, and collaborate freely as avatars. With the mission of “maximizing effective online communication”, oVice develops and provides lifelike features that offer users a close-to-reality interactive online experience. Featuring customization, you can change thelayout to match the theme of your usage, build lockable rooms, place down static objects, and more!Use it as a remote office, an event venue, an academic conference hall, and even a space for parties!
  • Beatrust — Tags connect and drive collaboration, expanding your team's potential
  • SmarterEye — SmarterEye is a technology company dedicated to the R&D and manufacture of autonomous driving systems and related products.
Vami Nigeria VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Vami Nigeria is a investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Farming, Agriculture
  • Series A
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Agricorp International Development Limited — At Agricorp, we are putting Nigeria on the global export radar by leveraging on our investments to building simple processing systems for spices and other agro products
MCB Group VC Fund · Port Louis, Port Louis, Mauritius
MCB Group is a leading banking and financial services provider in Mauritius, committed to delivering innovative solutions
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Credit
  • Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • HerVest — HerVest is a digital platform providing financial inclusion for women through a Gender Lens Investment (GLI) approach. ...
  • Crop2Cash — Farmers, especially smallholder farmers, have always had trouble accessing financing as banks are wary of fund mismanagement. Crop2Cash makes formal financing a 100% transparent process for banks while providing much-needed capital to responsible farmers.
Launch Africa VC Fund · Ebène, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Launch Africa is a fund with the primary objective of unlocking the capital constraints of Seed Stage tech startups.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Bosso — Bosso projects and realizes automation and robotic solutions for the growth of your business.
  • Maad — Maad is Francophone Africa's fastest-growing B2B marketplace, based in Dakar, Senegal. Our tech-driven solution allows retailers to order products from our one-stop shop and benefit from working capital loans
  • Zuri — Zuri provides a variety of looks created by black women for black women. Zuri platform, brand, and finance solutions support Black women business owners' economic mobility.
Double Feather Partners VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Double Feather Partners is committed to solving social problems in developing countries, especially in Africa, through financial, strategic, and M&A advisory services, and to contributing to a world in which all people can enjoy the benefits of services that form the foundation of society. We will contribute to the realization of a world in which all people can enjoy the benefits of fundamental social services.
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Investment focus
  • Big Data, Apps, Life Science
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Japan, Egypt, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Asaak — Asaak is an asset financing company redefining financial inclusion and mobility for millions across Africa. Apply for a loan today!
  • Nawah Scientific — Nawah is MENA & Africa's first Cloud Lab providing Analytical and R&D services to the region's life science, food, agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors.
  • And Africa — And Africa is a consulting and investment advisory firm located in Tokyo, Japan with a branch office in South Africa.
Eudaimonia Capital VC Fund · Singapore, Central Region, Singapore
Eudaimonia Capital Pte. Ltd. is a seed stage investments firm.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, China, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Releaf — We are industrializing food processing in Africa. We've led 1000+ smallholder farmers to provide food factories with >7.5 million kilograms of quality crops.
  • TILLIT — Tillit is a DIY investment platform for retail investors offering best-in-class funds across regions, asset classes and styles. We are built and backed by investment specialists who believe that the success to long-term investing lies in funds. With a clean design, a user-friendly interface and engaging content, we empower people to make moreinformed investment decisions. We want people to stop trading and start investing.
  • Inclusively — Our employee productivity solution empowers employers to hire, retain and boost employee productivity through workforce personalization at scale.
Root Capital VC Fund · Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses. The organization also invests in the growth of agriculturalenterprises so they can transform rural communities. These businesses purchase crops such as coffee, cocoa, or grains from smallholder farmers.It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture
  • Funding Round
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Gulu Agricultural Development Company — Gulu Agricultural Development Company (GADC) is a cotton ginning company which provides more than 55,000 smallholder farmers in Northern Uganda with access to the international agricultural market. GADC aims to rebuild the cotton industry in the region, which was wracked by decades of war and political instability, and provides former refugees withcritical support to regain their livelihoods.
Investisseurs & Partenaires VC Fund · Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Investisseurs et Partenaires
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Health Care, Food and Beverage
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • France, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire
Portfolio highlights
  • iProcure — iProcure is a Nairobi-based start-up working to optimize the agriculture input supply chain in rural Kenya. iProcure’s web and mobile technology solution improves agriculture retailers’ operations. It lets them manage ordering based on inventory, point of sale activities, and client profiles along with geo-located purchasing patterns, real-timeagent performance and transaction analysis, and built-in mobile payments. As a result, retailers can better predict demand with business intelligence data, improve inventory management, and streamline distribution efficiency.
  • Trackbit — Trackbit is a cryptocurrency exchange platform.
  • Lapaire — Discover a wide range of high-quality & affordable eyeglasses at Lapaire Glasses. Book a free vision test with our professional optometrists to help you find your perfect pair of glasses to enhance your vision and style. Shops in 7 african countries: Benin, Ivory Coast, Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Kenya and Uganda.
LEAP VC Fund · Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
LEAP is a global technology pitch competition.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Farming, Agriculture
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Rice Afrika — RiceAfrika Is A Tech-Driven Agriculture Optimization Service Provider In Africa
IBL VC Fund · Port Louis, Port Louis, Mauritius
A Mauritian business group for investment across Mauritius, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Indian Ocean in different sectors: Agro Industry, Building & Engineering, Commercial, Financial, Hospitality, Life, Logistics, Manufacturing & processing and property.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Credit
  • Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • HerVest — HerVest is a digital platform providing financial inclusion for women through a Gender Lens Investment (GLI) approach. ...
  • Crop2Cash — Farmers, especially smallholder farmers, have always had trouble accessing financing as banks are wary of fund mismanagement. Crop2Cash makes formal financing a 100% transparent process for banks while providing much-needed capital to responsible farmers.
CIEL Ltd VC Fund · Ebène, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius
The Group invests and operates in 6 sectors in Mauritius, Africa, Asia. As a family-controlled Group, CIEL continues its entrepreneurial journey started in 1912 to be the leader in each of its industry.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Credit
  • Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • HerVest — HerVest is a digital platform providing financial inclusion for women through a Gender Lens Investment (GLI) approach. ...
  • Crop2Cash — Farmers, especially smallholder farmers, have always had trouble accessing financing as banks are wary of fund mismanagement. Crop2Cash makes formal financing a 100% transparent process for banks while providing much-needed capital to responsible farmers.
Ajayi Solutions VC Fund
Ajayi Solutions seeks to participate in the development of the local economy in regions across Africa by investing in small to large scale privately-held businesses. The ratification of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement [AfCFTA] has opened a new chapter in trade across Africa and we seek to participate. We seek to invest in promisingentrepreneurs who create tech-enabled solutions to enable local production in Africa as well as facilitate intra- and inter-continental trade.
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Investment focus
  • Farming, Agriculture, Food Processing
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Farmcrowdy — Farmcrowdy is an agric-tech platform that gives Nigerians the opportunity to participate in Agriculture by selecting the kind of farms they want to sponsor. They use the sponsor’s funds to secure the land, engage the farmer, plant the seeds, insure the farmers and farm produce, complete the full farming cycle, sell the harvest and then pay the farmsponsor a return on their sponsorship. While this farm process is ongoing, the farm sponsors are able to keep track of the full-cycle by getting updates in text, pictures and videos.
Microsoft VC Fund · Redmond, Washington, United States · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Microsoft is an American multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services.Microsoft’s devices and consumer (D&C) licensing segment licenses the Windows operating system and related software, Microsoft Office for consumers, and the Windows Phone operating system. Thecompany’s computing and gaming hardware segment provides Xbox gaming and entertainment consoles and accessories, second-party and third-party video games, and Xbox Live subscriptions; surface devices and accessories; and Microsoft PC accessories. Its phone hardware segment offers Lumia smartphones and other non-Lumia phones. Its D&C segment provides Windows Store, Xbox Live transactions, and Windows phone store; search advertising; display advertising; Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal; first-party video games; and other consumer products and services as well as operating retail stores.Microsoft’s commercial licensing segments license server products, including Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Windows Embedded; Windows operating system; Microsoft Office for business, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and related CALs; Microsoft Dynamics business solutions; and Skype. Its commercial segment offers enterprise services, including premier support services and Microsoft consulting services; commercial cloud comprising Office 365 Commercial, other Microsoft Office online offerings, Dynamics CRM Online, and Microsoft Azure; and other commercial products and online services.The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as online.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Grant, Funding Round, Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Oort — Oort is a Web3 data cloud that helps build and scale your data-driven business easier and faster with the most powerful Web3-native tools on the near-infinite decentralized cloud resources.
  • Vengo AI — Vengo AI stands at the forefront of digital companionship and creator-driven marketplaces, recognized for its innovation with over $300,000 in credits and grants from tech leaders like Microsoft, Nvidia, OpenAI, Stripe, and more. Situated in an $850 billion market poised for significant growth by 2030, Vengo AI uniquely merges technology toredefine social interactions and AI leadership. This platform is a collaborative effort between Spinnr and Vengo AI, setting a new standard for next-gen brand-consumer engagement through real-time video and customizable AI personas. It revolutionizes brand engagement and offers celebrity AI personas for scalable, personalized fan experiences, all while requiring zero effort from the stars themselves. Vengo AI uniquely combines artificial intelligence capabilities with real-life human connections, offering a dual experience that sets it apart in the industry. This approach not only places Vengo AI at the vanguard of digital companionship but also firmly integrates creators into its economic model, enabling them to share in the platform's success and redefine the landscape of digital interaction and community-driven economic participation.
  • Torus Robotics — Torus Robotics develops unmanned ground vehicles, robotics, and innovative powertrain technology for defense, aviation, automotive, and consumer applications.
FMO VC Fund · The Hague, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands · 10 investments in the past 12 months
FMO is a financial investment firm that specializes in financing businesses and projects FMO invests across the agribusiness value chain to enhance food security, support sustainability and promoting inclusive development.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Finance, Renewable Energy
  • Debt Financing, Funding Round, Series B
  • India, The Netherlands, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • YoLa Fresh — At YoLaFresh, our mission is to revolutionize the fresh produce supply chain in Africa by leveraging technology and data to disrupt traditional distribution models. We strive to create a more efficient and transparent system that benefits all stakeholders, from farmers to retailers and consumers. Our vision is to create a world where access tofresh, high-quality produce is a universal right. We believe that by empowering farmers and retailers with innovative technology solutions, we will improve their livelihoods and make a positive impact on their communities.
  • Masdar — Masdar is a renewable energy manufacturer that develops utility-scale renewable energy projects. At Masdar, they are staunch backers of the UAE's shift towards a knowledge-intensive economy. The company's goal is to exemplify the commercial adoption of clean technologies and to represent the UAE’s broader dedication to sustainablepractices.
  • Berkeley Energy Commercial Industrial Solutions (BECIS) — BECIS is a leading electric provider (EaaS), that offers sustainable distributed energy solutions to reduce complexity & risk for commercial & industrial clients.
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