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Top 35 Education Startup Investors in Nigeria

A list of 35 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Education startups based in Nigeria. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Education companies from Nigeria. We update this investor list every month.

Top 35 Education Startup Investors in Nigeria

Investor Education Nigeria investments
Ventures Platform 4
Chinook Capital Limited 4
Launch Africa 3
Microtraction 2
Growth Capital 2
TLcom Capital Partners 2
LoftyInc Capital 2
Kepple Africa Ventures 2
Future Africa 2
Target Global 1
Raffael Johnen 1
Brandon Krieg 1
Ardent Capital 1
Founder Collective 1
Rise Capital 1
Savannah Fund 1
EdTech investment fund 1
Gbite Oduneye 1
Fondation Botnar 1
Beta.Ventures 1
Meta 1
Ed Robinson 1
Niche Capital 1
LocalGlobe 1
FMO 1
Shola Akinlade 1
Owl Ventures 1
Musty Mustapha 1
Musha Ventures 1
CRE Venture Capital 1
Idris Ayodeji Bello 1
Babs Ogundeyi 1
ODBA 1
Timon Capital 1
UNITED 1
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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
Chinook Capital Limited VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Chinook Capital is focused on investments in seed- and pre-stage companies in internet software, services, and media sectors.
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Investment focus
  • EdTech, Retail, Software
  • Seed, Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Edves — Edves automates the brick and mortal School operations from Student enrollment, Fee Collection, Lesson Note up to Transcript Generation.
  • Youverify — Youverify helps businesses and individuals confirm identity and physical addresses. Using AI, Youverify confirms a user’s identity document and compares it with their facial biometrics. This information can be cross-checked against more than 300 databases locally and globally.Youverify in partnership with over 20,000 field verification officersverifies physical addresses all over Sub-Sahara Africa in less than 48 hours.Youverify fills the gap in Africa's digital industry by providing one API for identity and physical address verification.
  • Lifestores Pharmacy — Lifestores is a retail pharmacy start-up bringing disruptive innovation to the pharmaceutical sector in Nigeria by democratizing quality medicines and pharmaceutical services.
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.
Microtraction VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
We invest in Africa's most remarkable teams with technical founders at the earliest stage of their venture
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Software
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Angel
  • Nigeria, United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Famasi — Famasi is a digital health platform that helps people access their medications, schedule doorstep delivery, and automate monthly refills.
  • Pennee — Yana Finance provides up to 50 million Naira for ambitious business owners, with NDIC insured accounts. Yana Finance aims to simplify financial operations for businesses, ensuring they never run out of money and can manage cash flows efficiently.
  • Clafiya — Discover Clafiya: Your trusted digital health platform, uniting in-person care and virtual solutions for a personalized and caring healthcare experience. Embrace a healthier, happier you, with us by your side.
Growth Capital VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
We are Nigeria's first social innovation fund aimed at creating an unprecedented path to scale for outliers driving social change in Nigeria.
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Investment focus
  • EdTech, Software, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Edves — Edves automates the brick and mortal School operations from Student enrollment, Fee Collection, Lesson Note up to Transcript Generation.
  • Codepym — Codepym is a Software company that is focused primarily on education. Since its inception in 2016, Codepym has continued to take giants strides in reinventing learning and inspiring people to make lifelong positive impact.With more than 100 institutions, (primary, secondary, tertiary, and learning centres), with over 50 staff, everything we dohas our clients at the epicentre.
TLcom Capital Partners VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 2 investments in the past 12 months
TLcom Capital, is an Africa focused tech VC, with offices in Lagos, Nairobi and London. TLcom had been investing since 1999 in Tech, Media, Mobil and Internet companies across Europe, US and Africa, which is the exclusive focus of its most recent TLcom TIDE Africa funds. TLcom manages total commitments of approximately 300 million USD in thesesectors via a series of dedicated investment vehicles. Our investment strategy is to identify, back and assist world class entrepreneurs and management teams with disruptive technologies and business models, compelling intellectual property and deep market knowledge. We primarily target companies focused on Africa as a prime market, in the following investment themes: Access to Data Service; Financial Services; eCommerce; B2C applications (including but not limited to: health, education, energy, media and entertainment); and Software solutions to corporates and SMEs.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Information Technology
  • Series A, Funding Round, Seed
  • Nigeria, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Talstack — Talstack is an all-in-one platform for employee growth and development
  • Zone — Zone is a regulated blockchain network that enables payments and acceptance of digital currencies.
  • 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.
LoftyInc Capital VC Fund · Carmel, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
LoftyInc Capital Management empowers Afropreneurs to build a prosperous and equitable future in Africa. We deliver value to both founders and investors.........
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United States, Egypt
Portfolio highlights
  • Mtor — Mtor is an online marketplace that is reshaping the automotive aftermarket and provides sophisticated technology solutions.
  • 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.
Kepple Africa Ventures VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Kepple Africa Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt
Portfolio highlights
  • Chari — Chari is an e-commerce and fintech app for traditional retailers in French-Speaking Africa allowing them to order any consumer goods they sell and get delivered for free in less than 24 hours. Chari is also a financial services provider for these retailers, offering them microloans
  • Intmax — INTMAX has developed significant innovations in ZK implementation making it a unique Layer2 rollup network that offers low cost, security, tunable privacy, and above all, scalability.
  • Carry1st — Carry1st develops and publishes enriching mobile games and content apps for African consumers.
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.
Target Global VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Target Global is a prominent European technology investment firm with a significant presence in the venture capital landscape, boasting over €3 billion in assets under management. The firm operates out of key tech hubs including London, Berlin, Tel Aviv, and Abu Dhabi, and has a rich portfolio featuring some of Europe's most successful techcompanies such as Revolut, Auto1, Copper, Delivery Hero, Docplanner, and Rapyd.Founding and GrowthTarget Global was established in 2015 by Shmuel Chafets and Yaron Valler, who brought a wealth of experience from their tenure at Hasso Plattner Ventures. Their professional partnership dates back 15 years to their time at Giza Venture Capital, a trailblazer in Israel's investment ecosystem, where they honed their investment acumen and industry foresight.Investment Philosophy and ImpactTarget Global stands out in the European tech industry for its diverse team and its ability to identify and capitalize on unique opportunities. The firm's knack for recognizing potential in the early stages of Germany's tech economy led to the emergence of several unicorns in the 2010s. As the European tech industry evolves, Target Global remains at the forefront, seeking out innovative companies like Robovision, Saleor, and Finom. These recent investments reflect the firm's commitment to supporting cutting-edge technology and business models.Fundraising SuccessesTarget Global's fundraising prowess is evident in its six investment funds, which have collectively raised significant capital. The funds range from Early Stage Funds, focusing on nascent startups, to Growth Funds that support more mature companies scaling their operations. The firm's co-investment strategy has led to over €1 billion in capital deployment across a diverse array of partnerships.Backing and AchievementsWith the backing of investors such as FERI, UBS, Allianz X, Mubadala, and Hermes GPE, Target Global has cemented its reputation as a trusted and successful investment firm. Its portfolio spans over 140 companies at various development stages, with a focus on those targeting trillion-dollar markets.Just a few of the many notable companies in the firm’s portfolio include:- Tarabut, MENA’s leading open banking platform, which was recently featured in Forbes Middle East’s list of Top 50 Fintech Companies.- Flo Health, an AI-driven women’s health product, which is the world’s top health and fitness app by downloads.- Robovision, an easy-to-use AI-driven computer vision platform for users to develop their own deep-learning-based solutions.- Enter, a German company that helps homeowners and businesses reduce their carbon footprint.Target Global's track record includes support for 15 unicorn companies, over 20 exits, and 7 IPOs, showcasing its ability to drive growth and success in the European tech ecosystem. The team, comprised of individuals with founder and operator backgrounds, continues to pursue exceptional opportunities to expand the firm's portfolio and influence.Target Global's journey from its inception to its current status as a key player in European venture capital is marked by strategic investments, a commitment to diversity, and a deep understanding of the tech industry's dynamics. With a clear vision for the future, Target Global is poised to continue its role in shaping the next wave of European tech giants.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, Israel, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Robovision — Take control of your AI vision with Robovision's award-winning platform to manage vision intelligence in smart marchines
  • MagnusMetal — MagnusMetal embarks traditional casting into the 21st century with the patent-pending digital casting.
  • Saleor Commerce — A headless, GraphQL-first e-commerce platform delivering ultra-fast, dynamic, personalized shopping experiences. Find out why developers love it.
Raffael Johnen Angel · Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Raffael Johnen is CEO and founding partner of auxmoney. Already during his business studies, Raffael Johnen founded his first startup company. He later worked for six years at Investmentbank Rothschild in Frankfurt in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Debt Advisory areas, most recently as Vice President. Raffael Johnen is also the founder ofExcellion Capital, a successful company in corporate finance consulting and investment, based in London. As a writer, he made a name for himself when he wrote the chapter on leveraged buyouts in the "Praxishandbuch Unternehmensbewertung".
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Payments, Software
  • Series A, Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Nigeria, Germany, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Weel — With smart corporate cards and easy-to-use expense management software, Weel helps move your business forward. Try Weel for free today.
  • Weel — With smart corporate cards and easy-to-use expense management software, Weel helps move your business forward. Try Weel for free today.
  • Edukoya — Edukoya builds online education content and offers online tutoring for students and their parents.
Brandon Krieg Angel · New York, New York, United States
Brandon Krieg is the Co-Founder of Collective Returns, Inc. and has been its Chief Executive Officer since July 11, 2016. Brandon Krieg served as the President of Collective Returns, Inc. until July 11, 2016 and serves as its Executive Director.
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Investment focus
  • InsurTech, Insurance, Banking
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series B
  • Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Casava — Casava is a financial services company that offers insurance and life microinsurance. Casava uses technology to provide world-class, trusted, and affordable insurance to everyone.
  • Edukoya — Edukoya builds online education content and offers online tutoring for students and their parents.
  • Jerry — Jerry is an AI, ML, and bot-powered car ownership app that saves customers time and money on car expenses. With its first product, Jerry redesigned and disrupted the century-old car insurance process, turning stacks of pages and hours of calls into a handful of clicks. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Palo Alto, California.
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.
Founder Collective VC Fund · Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Each Founder Collective partner has founded and sold a technology company. The company we wish had existed when we first started out is what we hope to create with Founder Collective. We offer a user guide for managing the risky commodity known as venture capital. The company believes that in order to advance their firms and maintain control,entrepreneurs should aim to raise the least amount of money possible.Founder Collective was established on May 22, 2009 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Suno — Suno is a music start-up that enables anyone to make the songs they want. The company aims to help people rediscover the joy of play and exploration.
  • Baselayer — Baselayer automates business risk assessment and eliminates B2B fraud in the financial sector. It offers services such as business verification (KYB), fraud detection, business onboarding optimization, risk profiling, portfolio monitoring & alerting, and workflow automation. Baselayer empowers 100s of financial institutions, governmentagencies, lenders, and fintech to unlock instant trust with any business in America.
  • Draftboard — Refer your friends, community and following with our hiring platform, and get paid when they get hired! Start referring (or hiring!) now!
Rise Capital VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States
Rise Capital is a leading global venture capital firm focused on Emerging Markets
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Apps
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • Brazil, Mexico, Egypt
Portfolio highlights
  • Facily — Facily is a social commerce marketplace in Latin America. The platform focuses on low-ticket items, delivering great prices and differentiated logistics to lower income neighbourhoods, leveraging learnings from China. Facily offers a unique experience by bringing the opportunity to buy together with friends directly from producers andmanufacturers, having fun playing with freemium features. Facily also promotes community buying by leveraging local leaders and influencers.
  • SaveIN — SaveIN, as the name suggests, is a financial services platform made exclusively for Indians, with an aim to revolutionize their experience across banking and daily financial transactions.We aim to offer, the full suite of traditional banking products and experiences, but in a never seen before avatar, thereby making it fun, simple, secure, andunbelievably rewarding experience. All this and more at just the click of a button, in a 100% digital and paperless, mobile first ecosystem.
  • Homzmart — Homzmart is an e-commerce platform that sells home furniture, home décor, lighting, and home supplies. The company specializes in the fields of home improvement, eCommerce, home directory, technology, and home shopping. It was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Cairo, Al Qahirah.
Savannah Fund VC Fund · Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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 toachieve 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.The fund is managed by an experienced and technology savvy team that have founded companies or are actively involved in angel investing or having run successful accelerator programs in past but also understand the unique Subsaharan African environment. They are backed and supported by both local, regional and international networks of angels,venture capitalists whose expertise we can draw on to help startups succeed and scale to fully fledged regional or global companies.They believe in the potential for Africa to become a global technology innovator by creating sustainable for profit companies that create jobs and make an impact.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, FinTech, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Kenya, United States, South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Oze — OZÉ brings African small businesses into the digital era. It is an app that makes it easy for businesses to track sales, expenses, and customer information. The data is analyzed to provide tailored recommendations, reports, and business education. If the entrepreneur needs a little extra support, an OZÉ Coach is just a click away. As they are usingOZÉ to manage their business and learn how to run it better, we are learning about them. Using this data and machine learning, we can predict their credit risk and provide them with affordable capital from our banking partners. With over 20,000 registered users, OZÉ is the largest online community of SMEs in Ghana. The most exciting thing is that OZÉ works; 97% of businesses that have used OZE for at least 9 months are growing or profitable or both!
  • Root — Launch digital and embedded insurance solutions with omni-channel distribution.
  • Afropolitan — Afropolitan is building a Network State to unleash the maximum potential of Africans around the world. Are you interested? Join us with your email.
EdTech investment fund VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom
EdTech investment fund
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Investment focus
  • EdTech, Software
  • Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Codepym — Codepym is a Software company that is focused primarily on education. Since its inception in 2016, Codepym has continued to take giants strides in reinventing learning and inspiring people to make lifelong positive impact.With more than 100 institutions, (primary, secondary, tertiary, and learning centres), with over 50 staff, everything we dohas our clients at the epicentre.
Gbite Oduneye Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Gbite Oduneye is the Founder and Managing Partner of ODBA. He attended UWE Bristol and Said Business School, University of Oxford.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Financial Exchanges
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United Kingdom, Rwanda
Portfolio highlights
  • Edukoya — Edukoya builds online education content and offers online tutoring for students and their parents.
  • Cashmere App — Helping millennials and Gen Z's save up for their favourite luxury goods and experiences
  • Kuda — Kuda is a full service digital only bank with a mission to bank every African on the planet. Kuda was founded in 2019 by Babs Ogundeyi and Musty Mustapha and is Headquartered in London
Fondation Botnar VC Fund
Fondation Botnar is a charitable foundation established with the core purpose to support children’s basic needs throughout the world. It was founded in Basel in 2003 to continue the philanthropic work of the Botnar family. Their focus is health, nutrition and education.They have supported many compelling projects over the years and are now in aprocess to establish a new strategy. They are currently developing a fresh investment and organisational framework to sustainably manage the capital base.
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Investment focus
  • EdTech, Medical, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • India, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Edves — Edves automates the brick and mortal School operations from Student enrollment, Fee Collection, Lesson Note up to Transcript Generation.
  • Butterfly Learnings — Butterfly Learnings is a Leading ABA Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy Center for parents with special needs children having autism, ADHD, speech delays, down syndrome, learning disabilities & much more.
Beta.Ventures VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Beta.Ventures invests in driven, early-stage entrepreneurs scaling tech and tech-enabled startups to become market leaders. They are focused on the opportunities made available by a 1.2 billion-person, mobile phone enabled Africa.Beta.Ventures works closely with founders and teams from product idea to product launch through to the next stage ofcompany development. We are focused on the opportunities made available by a 1.2 billion-person, mobile phone enabled Africa.We are experienced entrepreneurs ourselves and are able to share what has proven to work for product and service scaling, revenue growth and fundraising.Operations is key to success at early stage companies, and our environment often faces a dearth of experience scaling opportunities; Beta.Ventures focuses intensely on the operations of a company, adding value through several levers we know, from experience, will enable a company to succeed.Our partners, affiliates, and mentors lead some top technology companies locally and internationally and we encourage you to partner with us to take advantage of our experience building great products/services, negotiating partnerships and deals, leading teams, and raising money.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, B2B
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Voyance — Voyance is a big data company helping businesses predict the future using machine learning combined with their data. Our platform can be used to answer questions like what does my revenue look like in the next two months, is this transaction fraudulent, will this customer churn and much more. We are currently piloting with organisations like banks,ecommerce and fintechs companies across Africa and United Arab Emirates.
  • PayHippo — PayHippo is making it easier to finance small and medium sized businesses in Africa. There is a need for financing of $158 bn for SMEs in Nigeria alone. To start, PayHippo helps SMEs access and spend lender capital effectively. During their first full operational year in 2020, the PayHippo co--founders leveraged their domain expertise and foundingexperience to beat their 2020 goal by 50%.
  • Knabu Distributed Systems Ltd — We are building a clearing bank.
Meta VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Meta is a social technology company that enables people to connect, find communities, and grow businesses. Previously known as Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg announced the company's rebrand to Meta on October 28, 2021, at the company's annual Connect Conference.Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in Menlo Park, California in 2004. Withmillions of more users, [Friendster] attempted to acquire the company for $10 million in mid-2004. Facebook turned down the offer and subsequently received $12.7 million in funding from [Accel Partners] at a valuation of around $100 million. Facebook continued to grow opening up to high school students in September 2005 and adding a photo-sharing feature the next month. The next spring, Facebook received $25 million in funding from [Greylock Partners] and [Meritech Capital] as well as previous investors [Accel Partners] and [Peter Thiel]. The pre-money valuation for this deal was about $525 million. Facebook subsequently opened up to work networks eventually amassing over 20,000 work networks. Finally, in September 2006, Facebook was opened to anyone with an email address.Facebook continued to receive funding most notably in January 2011 receiving $1.5 billion and valuing the company at $50 billion. A year later in February 2012, Facebook announced that it was filing for its long-anticipated initial public offering. The company went public on May 18, 2012 opening in [NASDAQ] with shares trading at $42.05.Facebook announced positive numbers in February 2012 upon filing for its IPO. As of July 2013, over 1.15 billion users have logged into Facebook every month and 669 million users daily. Mobile users now make up half of Facebook’s user base with 819 million monthly active. Facebook is one of the most trafficked sites in the United States. Additionally, Facebook is the top photo-sharing site with 250 million photos uploaded per day.The company has a strategic partnership with AXA Group to develop marketing and commercial collaboration in the digital, social, and mobile sphere.Meta is currently the owner of many applications and services such as Facebook App, Instagram, Whatsapp, Oculus VR, Pagemodo Pagebuilder, [RSS Graffiti], Huddle, and more. Facebook is the world’s largest social network with over 2.9 billion monthly active users.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Grant, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • AgSpeak — AgSpeak® is a web 3.0 based agritech company started with a vision to build end to end visibility of agricultural supply chains by leveraging powerful web 3.0 technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology.We are a cloud based supply chain management and visibility system for food businesses and brands which streamlines theiragricultural supply chain, while building traceability for their products and trust for their consumers. For enterprises, food businesses, brands and institutes working with farmers, AgSpeak® delivers: (i) Unparalleled supply chain visibility and analytics in all touch points. (ii) Dissemination of scientific farming practices to farmers in local languages. (iii) A trust bridge connecting consumers to the source of their food products.Since pilot launch in May 2021, AgSpeak has digitized over 10,000 acres of farmland and 5,000+ farmers, while gathering and analysing data on 15+ crops and livestock across India.
  • Scale AI — Trusted by world class companies, Scale delivers high quality training data for AI applications such as self-driving cars, mapping, AR/VR, robotics, and more.
  • Tyndall National Institute — Established with a mission to support industry and academia in driving research to market, Tyndall National Institute is one of Europe’s leading research centres in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) research and development and the largest research facility of its type in Ireland. Established in 2004 as a successor to the NationalMicroelectronics Research Centre (NMRC founded in 1982) at University College Cork, the Institute hosts over 460 researchers, engineers and support staff, including a full-time postgraduate cohort of 135 students, generating over 200 peer-reviewed publications each year.With a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide, Tyndall generates around 30M income each year, 85% from competitively won contracts nationally and internationally. Tyndall is also a lead partner in European research programmes in its core areas of ICT, communications, energy, health and the environment worth 44M, including 6M accruing to industry in Ireland (from Framework 7). Hosting the only full CMOS, Micro-Electronic-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and III-V Wafer Semiconductor fabrication facilities and services in Ireland, Tyndall is capable of prototyping new product opportunities for its target industries - electronics, medical devices, energy and communications. Tyndall is a globally leading Institute in its four core research areas of Photonics, Microsystems, Micro/Nanoelectronics and Theory Modelling & Design. Tyndall is the lead institution for the Science Foundation Ireland funded Irish Photonics Integration Centre (IPIC).
Ed Robinson Angel · New York, New York, United States
Ed Robison is a Co-Founder of Stash. He attended the University of Sydney from 2002 to 2004.
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Investment focus
  • InsurTech, Insurance, Banking
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series B
  • Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Casava — Casava is a financial services company that offers insurance and life microinsurance. Casava uses technology to provide world-class, trusted, and affordable insurance to everyone.
  • Edukoya — Edukoya builds online education content and offers online tutoring for students and their parents.
  • Jerry — Jerry is an AI, ML, and bot-powered car ownership app that saves customers time and money on car expenses. With its first product, Jerry redesigned and disrupted the century-old car insurance process, turning stacks of pages and hours of calls into a handful of clicks. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Palo Alto, California.
Niche Capital VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Venture Capital firm
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, E-Commerce
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Angel
  • United States, Nigeria, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Anchor — Anchor is building the infrastructure needed for businesses to build, launch, and scale banking and payment solutions.
  • Blossom.team — Powered by AI, Blossom's science-backed professional coaching brings together experienced coaches & ML to show actual growth on key topics: productivity, communications, leadership, stress management, career development, interpersonal skills, and more. Subscribe and see why it's the successful professional's secret superpower!
  • evaluate.xyz — NFT Valuation Platform and Community
LocalGlobe VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 15 investments in the past 12 months
Seeding ambitious founders at places like @citymapper, @improbableio,@teamkano, @moo, @songkick,@seedcamp, @transferwise and @zoopla since 1999. Who's next?
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United Kingdom, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • MNZL — MNZL is on a mission to expand access to capital for Egyptians.Every person who owns an asset has accumulated wealth in it. When they want liquidity for their projects and needs, they should be able to tap into it as easily as withdrawing from a bank.With an innovative digital platform and products, we are working on making digital access tocapital a reality, and building the future of asset-backed financing in Africa.
  • Catalog — Catalog is the first plug-and-play tool exclusively designed to digitise small-to-medium B2B merchants ordering process. With Catalog, B2B SMBs are equipped with the tool they need to reclaim their time, engage with buyers in meaningful ways and boost growth.
  • Victory League — The virtual home for football fandom.
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) — Berkeley Energy Commercial Industrial Solutions (“BECIS”) is a leading Energy as a Service provider to high quality commercial & industrial (“C&I”) customers.
Shola Akinlade Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Shola Akinlade is the Co-founder and CEO at Paystack.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Education, Financial Services
  • Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda
Portfolio highlights
  • Chowdeck — Enjoy fast delivery from best restaurants near you. Order African food, Asian food, Pizza, fit-fam, Drinks from restaurants near you in Ikeja, Yaba, Surulere, Ogudu, Lekki.
  • Earnipay — Gain access, consolidate, and manage all your financial needs in one place.
  • Afropolitan — Afropolitan is building a Network State to unleash the maximum potential of Africans around the world. Are you interested? Join us with your email.
Owl Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Owl Ventures is a venture capital fund that invests in education technology companies.The firm has invested in 24 companies across the education spectrum encompassing early childhood, K-12, higher education, and career mobility/professional learning. Owl leverages its deep domain expertise and takes an active hands-on approach to helpentrepreneurs scale their businesses into transformative category-leading companies.The firm was founded in 2014 and has over $600 million in assets under management.
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Investment focus
  • Education, EdTech, E-Learning
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, India, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Fizz — Fizz is a authorized platform created to transform community social structures, beginning with institutions.
  • Sizzle AI — Sizzle uses AI to help learners solve homework problems, step-by-step.
  • Coala Saúde — Coala is the first health tech focused on children's care at school in LatAm. We were born with the mission of taking care of the next generation's health, by driving development in the educational ecosystem.Based on prevention, care, and information, we provide security to the school manager and peace of mind to the student'sfamilies, while we take care of their most valuable asset: their children.Because health and education go hand in hand.
Musty Mustapha Angel
Musty Mustapha - Co-Founder and CTO @ Kuda
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Investment focus
  • Education, InsurTech, Insurance
  • Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Casava — Casava is a financial services company that offers insurance and life microinsurance. Casava uses technology to provide world-class, trusted, and affordable insurance to everyone.
  • Edukoya — Edukoya builds online education content and offers online tutoring for students and their parents.
Musha Ventures VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Seed capital for technology startups globally.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Software, FinTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Nigeria, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Orca Fraud — Orca empowers fraud fighters with effective tools to combat fraud
  • Hohm Energy — We make the process of going solar simple. Generate your free, custom solar proposal and get matched with an accredited solar provider in under 5 mins.
  • Startbutton — We help multi-national businesses sell products and get paid in African countries in a compliant and tax-efficient manner, without the need to register locally.
CRE Venture Capital VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Founded in 2015, CRE Venture Capital invests in early stage tech companies that are levered to Africa. CRE is headquartered in the New York metro area, with a regional office in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Africa, Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Sabi Am — Sabi is Africa's largest B2B company, & we are digitising informal trade via our platform. We access markets hard to reach and ensure ease of distribution, & are the No 1 FCMG supplier in Africa.
  • Sukhiba — Sukhiba is a decentralized community-based commerce platform.
  • Stitch — One API integration for all online payments across South Africa. Accept Pay by bank, debit + credit card, cash, manual EFT, debit order and crypto. Orchestrate + reconcile digital payments across methods and send payouts
Idris Ayodeji Bello Angel
The 'Afropreneur' (entrepreneur with an African focus), as he self-describes, Idris Ayodeji Bello is a Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited and co-founder of The Wennovation Hub, an innovation platform based in Nigeria, that has successfully accelerated the launch of several technology start-ups in social impact sectors. He isalso a Founding Partner at Loftyinc Capital Management, owners of the Afropreneurs Fund (I&II)The 'Afropreneur' (entrepreneur with an African focus), as he self-describes, Idris Bello is a Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited and co-founder of The Wennovation Hub, an innovation platform based in Nigeria, that has successfully accelerated the launch of several technology start-ups in social impact sectors. He is also a Founding Partner at Loftyinc Capital Management, owners of the Afropreneurs Fund (I&II)A first class honors graduate of Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, he has an M.Sc in Computer Science & Data Mining from the University of Houston; an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Strategy from Rice University in Houston and an M.Sc in Global Health Science from the University of Oxford, where he was a 2011 recipient of The Lord Weidenfeld Scholarship for demonstrating remarkable potential as a future leader from an emerging economy.Idris spent the greater part of a decade working at Chevron Corporation and ExxonMobil USA, where he led several large upstream technology projects across the USA and Sub-Saharan Africa. Idris has also worked with the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative where he played a major role in the deployment and evaluation of Swaziland’s first mobile health patient appointment reminder system as part of the country’s National AIDS Program. Listed among CNN’s Top Ten African Technology Voices, he is a Singularity University Impact Fellow, Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance Associate, Clinton Global Initiative University Fellow, MIT Global Start-up Fellow, SAP Ashoka Global Changemakers Award Winner, Dell Technology Award Winner, StartingBloc Innovation Fellow and a Nigeria Leadership Initiative Future Leader.As a leader, Idris has mentored and catalyzed scores of contributors across the growing African landscape and is an angel investor and advisor to several African startups including Andela, Flutterwave, RelianceHMO, among others. He continues to devote his efforts to the development of innovation-driven, technology-enabled social enterprises that empower the underserved and develop transformative ideas to change lives on the African continent.He spends most of his time between Lagos, Cairo, or airport lounges.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Software, Financial Services
  • Angel, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, United States, Egypt
Portfolio highlights
  • Jem — We give employers the ability to send company-wide communications, deliver payslips, manage leave & give employees access to their earnings, via WhatsApp.
  • SimpliFi — SimpliFi is on a mission to democratize payments by building the leading Cards as a Service (CaaS) platform for MENA and Pakistan.
  • ORDA — Process orders, accept payments, connect to logistic providers, engage with your customers + more. We equip you with everything you need to grow your business.
Babs Ogundeyi Angel · Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
Cofounder and CEO of Kuda
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Finance
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Nigeria, Zambia, Pakistan
Portfolio highlights
  • Zazuu — Zazuu is a platform for sending money across the border.
  • Curacel — Curacel creates APIs & tools that enable businesses to embed insurance in digital channels and to administer claims cost-effectively.
  • 24seven.pk — 24seven.pk is using tech and data to digitize and disrupt the fresh food and FMCG verticals in one of the fastest-growing and rapidly evolving consumer markets in the world.
ODBA VC Fund · Port Louis, Port Louis, Mauritius
We invest in people and stories, which are at the heart of everything we do.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Financial Exchanges
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, Rwanda, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Zazuu — Zazuu is a platform for sending money across the border.
  • Bitmama — Bitmama is the best cryptocurrency trading platform that lets you buy, sell Bitcoin, ETH, Celo, USDT, XRP, and more. Available in Nigeria & over 100 countries.
  • GetFundedAfrica — GetFundedAfrica's mission is to help Africa’s most promising startups find funding, grow & solve society’s greatest challenges. We do this through a media portal - GetFundedAfrica News; a learning portal - REMSANA; and an investment arm - GFA Ventures
Timon Capital VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
At Timon Capital, they have tremendous respect for the entrepreneurial journey—especially in emerging markets. As former entrepreneurs, they have built companies and gone through the frustration of trying to manage wayward investors. They decided to hold themselves to a higher standard and named ourselves Timon: a Greek word that means ‘the oneinfluenced by honor’ as well as ‘fairly priced.’
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Information Technology, Logistics
  • Seed, Series A
  • Kenya, Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Novek — Novek builds IOT technology to completely eliminate single use plastic from FMCG Supply chains.
  • OmniBiz — Omnibiz is a digital platform for small businesses willing to attract new customers.
  • Thepeer — API infrastructure for businesses
UNITED VC Fund · Shibuya, Kanagawa, Japan · 8 investments in the past 12 months
UNITED, Inc. is developing the smart phone app and the advertising technology business.
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Content, Information Technology
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Japan, Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Pictoria — Pictoria produce total events for entertainment.They handle a wide range of events, from talk events to events using advanced technologies such as 3D motion capture.
  • Zenmetry — Zenmetry primarily engages in the development of web services and business consulting.
  • Clepseadra — Clepseadra is a software company that creates sound and realistic audio files for personal and commercial uses.
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