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Top 40 Media (entertainment) Startup Investors in Nigeria

A list of 40 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Media (entertainment) startups based in Nigeria. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Media (entertainment) companies from Nigeria. We update this investor list every month.

Top 40 Media (entertainment) Startup Investors in Nigeria

Investor Media (entertainment) Nigeria investments
Future Africa 3
Idris Ayodeji Bello 3
Luminate Group 2
Ventures Platform 2
Microtraction 2
HoaQ 2
EchoVC Partners 2
MaC Venture Capital 2
Serena Ventures 1
Kairos Angels 1
Beta.Ventures 1
Melo7 Tech Partners 1
Cascador 1
Eric Okechukwu 1
Lynett Capital 1
Zeno Ventures 1
Wes Schwalje 1
Walid Aradi 1
ACE & Company 1
Nama Ventures 1
Vy Capital 1
RaliCap 1
Ham Serunjogi 1
4DX Ventures 1
Michael Seibel 1
TLcom Capital Partners 1
Gabriel Hammond 1
Josh Jones 1
Western Technology Investment 1
Tayo Oviosu 1
Social Capital 1
emPawa Africa 1
Adrenaline gaming 1
DDF 1
Ire Aderinokun 1
Unicorn Group 1
Assembly Capital Partners 1
LoftyInc Capital Management 1
Kepple Africa Ventures 1
Consonance Investment Managers 1
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Future Africa VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 16 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, Software, IT
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United States, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Uncover — Experience nourishing and rejuvenating Uncover Skincare products in Kenya. Made just for you, using the finest ingredients to offer innovative & effective solutions.
  • Nexford University — Nexford is a next-generation online university based in Washington DC. Earn a globally affordable, accredited degree program at a flexible pace. Master competencies. Move forward in life.
  • Tripesa — Tripesa offers payment solutions for Africa's travel and tourism industry.
Idris Ayodeji Bello Angel · 6 investments in the past 12 months
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
  • Software, Financial, Commerce/Shopping
  • 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.
Luminate Group VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom
Established in 2018, Luminate is a global philanthropic organisation with the goal of empowering people and institutions to work together to build just and fair societies.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Other, Software
  • Seed
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Stears — Stears Business has a simple mission: deliver original, analytical, well-written stories that make sense of the Nigerian economy
  • New/Mode — New/Mode is the multi-channel advocacy & civic engagement platform that organizations, campaigns & causes use to win. Join the New/Mode Community.
Ventures Platform VC Fund · Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Ventures Platform Fund is a discovery fund that invests early in mission-driven founders that are building capital-efficient platforms that democratise prosperity, plug infrastructural gaps, connect underrepresented communities, solve for non-consumption, and improve livelihoods in Africa.
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Investment focus
  • Financial, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Nigeria, United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Remedial Health — We improve business to business access to medicines by providing such medicines from manufactures/registered distributors direct to large and small healthcare retail businesses (large pharmacies and remote chemist/PPMVs (Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors)) using technology to deliver just-in-time stock and provide financing and awide selection of inventory to such retail business.
  • Notto — Credit scoring technology
  • Bridgecard — Issue physical or virtual cards that carry a MasterCard or Visa logo to your users with our card issuing APIs. Get started in a week.
Microtraction VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria · 2 investments in the past 12 months
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, Software, Payments
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Angel
  • Nigeria, United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Vesti — Vesti provides finance application for sending, receiving and investment of money.
HoaQ VC Fund · 11 investments in the past 12 months
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Investment focus
  • Financial, Software, Commerce/Shopping
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Angel
  • Nigeria, United Kingdom, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Stears — Stears Business has a simple mission: deliver original, analytical, well-written stories that make sense of the Nigerian economy
  • Spleet — ProptechSpleet is an online marketplace for affordable residential rentals and rents financing in Africa. For the tenant, we simplify the rental process by providing flexible rental and payment options and eliminate bureaucracy and expediting the search process. For the landlords, we make renting quicker, safer and better by providing accurateinformation on the tenant and ensuring rental payments are made as and when due.
  • Zazuu — Zazuu is a platform for sending money across the border.
EchoVC Partners VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria · 3 investments in the past 12 months
EchoVC Partners is a seed and early stage venture capital firm focused on financing and cross-pollinating leading technologies, teams, business models and knowledge across North America, Africa and SE Asia. Average investment size ranges from $25,000 to several million dollars depending on the stage of opportunity and capital needs of the business.Our team focuses on capitalizing on the benefits that geodiversity and knowledge transfer provide to successfully fund the best entrepreneurs and companies in the geographic markets we serve. We are interested in finding and funding amazing teams to build, deliver and scale services and products that matter to local and eventually global audiences. Our segments of interest include: Consumer Internet and Services, SmartGraph and SmartData, Mobile, Digital Media, Content and Advertising, E/M-commerce, Software, Tech-enabled Services and Enterprise Infrastructure. In Africa and SE Asia, we're focusing on the underserved seed/early-stage venture and growth capital technology investment opportunities. Using our Silicon Valley insights and experience, along with knowledge as an amplifier, we aim to fund and develop strategic platforms, incubate local high potential growth companies and help develop mentorship opportunities and local networks. Our goal is to add significant value to, and grow, the tech-based entrepreneurial ecosystems across the continent(s).EchoVC is passionate about supporting world class entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Transportation
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Nigeria, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • ShopEX — ShopEX is the teleshopping startup offers a different shopping experience from existing eCommerce players.
  • Ponto — Ponto, meaning bridge in Esperanto, links global financial products to local economies. We focus on the foundational regulation and infrastructure for new financial technologies so entrepreneurs and enterprises can create great experiences for their customers.
  • Fonbnk — We are the leading global marketplace enabling you to convert your airtime into digital money. And for a limited time, we will even pay you to try us out.
MaC Venture Capital VC Fund · Los Angeles, California, United States · 31 investments in the past 12 months
MaC Venture Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology startups leveraging shifts in cultural trends and behaviors.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Media and Entertainment, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Kenya, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Spill — Spill is a social-media application that enables users real time conversations, Host in-app chat events with your friends both virtually and IRL.
  • Blaze — Blaze is the smarter no-code platform for teams to build internal tools. Create beautiful client portals, admin panels, inventory management systems, and automated workflows without needing to write any code. Trusted by enterprise companies for security and scale. Loved by startup entrepreneurs for being so easy to use and build applications.
  • WARP — Warp pairs proprietary tech with a broad network of carriers and cross-docks. The result? Automatically optimized middle-mile routes for your freight through a single, interconnected platform.
Serena Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 15 investments in the past 12 months
Serena Ventures focuses on early-stage companies and giving them the opportunity to be heard. Serena Ventures extends relationships, encourages collaboration among portfolio companies, and expands partnership opportunities across my vast network.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Commerce/Shopping
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Teal Health — Teal Health is on a mission to empower women when it comes to their health – starting with at-home cervical cancer screenings. We believe that it’s time for women’s health to be designed for women, their preferences, and their experiences. With this in mind, Teal Health is creating the first FDA-approved at-home cervical cancer screening makingit simple for a woman to stay current on this life-saving screening from the comfort, convenience, and privacy of her home. Through timely screenings, Teal health plans to eradicate cervical cancer in the US.Teal is backed by passionate and committed investors who share this important vision, including Felicis Ventures, Emerson Collective, Metrodora, and Serena Ventures.
  • Juno Medical — Modern healthcare designed for you & your family.
  • Stears — Stears Business has a simple mission: deliver original, analytical, well-written stories that make sense of the Nigerian economy
Kairos Angels VC Fund
An investment club partnering with visionary entrepreneurs to create disruptive and innovative companies that have the potential to be come regional leaders and global challengers. ideas@kairosangels.com
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Investment focus
  • Financial, Other, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Nigeria, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Flex Finance — Flex Finance is a simple, accessible mobile platform that allows SMEs manage and track their expenses, with little-to-no financial knowledge required. Using our inbuilt AI, business owners also receive insights that help them stop waste, save money and make smarter spending decisions. Flex is committed to enabling more SMEs make it past their thirdbirthday, so they can continue to provide the income and jobs that sustain the vast majority of Nigerians.
  • Super Seguros — Super Seguros is an insurance company that developed radical insurance products. The company's automated assessment technology allows its users to buy a policy today and covered tomorrow. It was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Mexico City, Distrito Federal.
  • Termii — Termii is an online platform that helps teams secure repeat customers by sending personalized emails and SMS through multiple.Termii helps African businesses communicate with customers across SMS, email, voice, and instant messaging channels. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria.
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, Other, Software
  • Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Knabu Distributed Systems Ltd — We are building a clearing bank.
  • Edves — Edves automates the brick and mortal School operations from Student enrollment, Fee Collection, Lesson Note up to Transcript Generation.
  • Smile Identity — Smile Identity is the best onboarding, identity verification, user authentication, and digital KYC service for Africa.
Melo7 Tech Partners VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
Melo7 Tech Partners, LLC was founded by Carmelo Anthony and Stuart Goldfarb to invest in and develop opportunities primarily in early stage digital media, consumer internet and technology ventures.
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Software, Commerce/Shopping
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Stears — Stears Business has a simple mission: deliver original, analytical, well-written stories that make sense of the Nigerian economy
  • Mercury — A complete financial stack to build your company. Scale with FDIC-insured bank accounts, debit and credit cards, and 3-click payment flows.
  • Ambrosia — Industrial/Organic is an organic waste solutions provider that offers infrastructure-as-a-service to waste industry. The company converts food scraps into high-value resources in a distributed facility model.
Cascador VC Fund · Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
Cascador | Business Growth Accelerator for Mid-Stage Nigerian Companies Cascador is a business growth program for Nigerian entrepreneurs leading mid-stage companies, providing mentoring and access to advisors, and investors.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Data and Analytics, IT
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Stears — Stears Business has a simple mission: deliver original, analytical, well-written stories that make sense of the Nigerian economy
Eric Okechukwu Angel · Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
I enjoy spending time looking at issues another way. I live a very quiet life that allows me to spend a lot of time building.
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Investment focus
  • Music and Audio, Content/Publishing, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • InterSpace Entertainment — InterSpace Entertainment is a Music Publishing & Entertainment Agency, headquartered in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Founded in 2021, the group has expanded at a steady rate and currently houses a Record label, Music Publishing / Distribution service and a creative management Agency for Artists, Brands and Enterprises.
Lynett Capital VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States
Lynett Capital is an early stage investment firm dedicated to the empowering technology companies.
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Investment focus
  • Other, Mobile, Hardware
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States, Nigeria, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Notabene — Crypto Compliance for VASPs & Regulators made simple! Notabene is a platform designed to bridge crypto markets with traditional financial systems. Book a demo today.
  • ABL Space Systems — ABL Space Systems is a company based in El Segundo, California, focused on launch vehicle and launch systems technology development.
  • Kisan Network — Kisan Network is a Tech Enabled Supply Chain for Indian Agriculture, With a fully integrated PAN India presence, empowering small and marginal farmers to sell produce directly to businesses. Kisan Network connects Indian farmers directly to businesses across the country by taking complete control of the supply chain. Each step is captured and monitored by our tech enabled rural management portal.
Zeno Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States
Zeno Ventures invests in early stage technology enabled companies addressing consumer and enterprise markets. Zeno Ventures likes to back exceptional entrepreneurs before their businesses have scaled and often even before their business models are formed. Zeno Ventures seeks to partner with talented and passionate founders solving difficultproblems that were illuminated by their personal experience.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Fetch — Fetch was born out of the frustration of trying to rent other trucks. They hated the long lines, hidden charges for mileage and insurance, and anxiety in remembering to refill the gas tank. They just wanted to get their job done as quickly as possible.They're changing the model. Instead of quoting one price, but charging for every smalladd-on, they provide everything in one simple hourly price. Instead of having to travel to a rental center, they'll deliver your Fetch rental to you. Instead of outdated, hard-to-drive trucks, their vans are modern, safe, and easy to drive.You're their partner; not just a customer.Transportation should be convenient and fast. You have a job to do, and Fetch helps you get it done.
  • Joy — Experience wedding planning the way it should be, from beautiful wedding websites and invitations, to registries and online RSVP.
  • Aumni — Master the private capital markets with the most intelligent investment data available.
Wes Schwalje Angel · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Operator at nexus of policy, tech, and dev, investor, advised 8 unicorns on MENAP entry/scale-up, support Big Tech / startups to get along with govt
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Investment focus
  • Software, Transportation, Financial
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • India, United States, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Finerio Connect — Finerio is an automated and free personal finance platform in Mexico. Finerio allows users to link debit and credit accounts of the most important banks in Mexico while providing them insights on how to financially plan and save money.
  • PowerCred — PowerCred is a one-stop API suite for clients to access alternate data from SMEs. Our integrated system provides real time connectivity which allows financial institutions to build better products to suit small business requirements. We have a network of data partners across categories which help us to build a robust and comprehensive intelligence system, allowing FIs to make more confident decisions, and empowering small businesses to focus on business growth.
  • Chhotastock — ChhotaStock :Invest and Grow more.India's first small ticket size investment platform.
Walid Aradi Angel
Entrepreneur, investor. Advising global tech companies navigate through MENA+ regulatory environments, market entry and scaling
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Investment focus
  • Software, Transportation, IT
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • India, Nigeria, Pakistan
Portfolio highlights
  • Omnisient | Collaborative Consumer Intelligence — Omnisient is a privacy-preserving data collaboration platform that allows businesses to collaborate on data insights on consumer behaviour and preferences without sharing consumers' identities or contact information.
  • Stitch — One API for secure online payments and financial data. The Stitch API makes it easier for businesses to send, manage and accept secure online payments and easily access customer financial data in South Africa and Nigeria.
  • Termii — Termii is an online platform that helps teams secure repeat customers by sending personalized emails and SMS through multiple.Termii helps African businesses communicate with customers across SMS, email, voice, and instant messaging channels. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria.
ACE & Company VC Fund · Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland · 19 investments in the past 12 months
ACE & Company (“ACE”), founded in 2005, is a global investment group specialized in private investments with total assets of over $1.6 bn across three investment strategies and investment solutions. With headquarters in Geneva and offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, and Cairo, ACE’s global presence brings the company in direct contact withsourcing partners, investment firms, as well as entrepreneurs and provides investors unparalleled access to a network of opportunities. ACE’s passion is for finding investment opportunities where we have an advantage through many years of relationship building, a carefully developed position of knowledge in the sectors which we are active, and a culture of efficiency to gain first mover’s advantage. ACE’s purpose is to offer investors a long-term and collaborative investment approach that values honesty, transparency and rigorous execution, so that our strategies not only provide unique access to value accretive, risk-managed deals, but fosters what we consider our bedrock—trust.ACE’s progress has been marked by a globally respected track record since the Company was founded in 2005. In the last four years we have increased our total assets by fivefold and in 2017 received the Swiss Financial Supervisory Authority (FINMA) authorization.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Commerce/Shopping
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • SmartHelio — SmartHelio wants to be the doctor for solar plants: we remotely diagnose existing problems, predict faults and prescribe solutions in real time. Our team is made up of highly skilled engineers and scientists with deep domain knowledge of solar technology and data science. The company has developed a cost effective Edge Computing IoT device(HelioHealth, FitBit for Solar), world’s first in its category, that collects and processes data at the panel level using its proprietary physics-based algorithms. SmartHelio provide a dashboard or fully integrate into the existing customers’ IT platform. SmartHelio is deploying AI on Edge devices to reduce the cost of data collection, storage, and processing without compromising the quality of analytics services. This empower energy developers and managers to maintain their assets consistently at a high-performance level with minimum human intervention. SmartHelio is able to generate 5% extra energy and optimize 30% of O&M effort.
  • TYXIT — TYXIT is linking musicians wirelessly without configuration, allowing a personal audio monitoring.
  • Masref — Masref provides Swiss saving accounts for the middle-class in distressed economies. Think countries with high inflation, banks that cap withdrawals, no trust in banks, or no financial services like insurance and investments. By leveraging emerging technologies, Swiss financial infrastructure, and its recent regulatory changes, Masref provides themiddle class in these countries with what they never had – a safe place to store their savings. Masref will first provide simple saving accounts, before offering other financial services.
Nama Ventures VC Fund · Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Nama Ventures is a seed stage venture capital fund focused on fueling innovation in the MENA region, particularly in Saudi Arabia. ama Ventures is built upon the fundamental idea of enabling entrepreneurs to succeed. And as founders of Nama, we are thrilled to finally have the platform to implement this idea. Our hope is that entrepreneurs willingto partner with us will see and feel our value-add approach to investing.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Commerce/Shopping, IT
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates
Portfolio highlights
  • Muqbis — As the word Muqbis means, our main job is to connect talented hands and home based businesses to their targeted customers and support them to grow their businesses hassle free. On the other hand Muqbis opens a wide market to support customers find “the made with love home products and services” they look for and compare varieties, prices and findnearby providers. In Muqbis we believe that world is changing, life patterns are changing and for sure work styles are changing and we are here for it.
  • Cargoz — Cargoz is a logistics startup that connects SMEs looking for warehousing space with warehousing companies who has extra capacity, like Airbnb but for commercial warehousing & storage.
  • Faceki — KYC Document verification services API, Digital Biometric Liveliness Check, biometrics for authentication, identity verification as a service Online, free KYC API, Free Digital Biometric Liveliness API Free Identity verification & Digital Biometric Liveliness companies
Vy Capital VC Fund · Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates · 3 investments in the past 12 months
A global technology investment firm with a focus on category-defining technology companies with the potential to meaningfully impact humanity.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Internet
  • Seed, Series C, Series B
  • United States, India, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Twitter — Twitter is a social networking platform that allows its users to send and read micro-blogs of up to 280-characters known as “tweets”. It enables registered users to read and post their tweets through the web, short message service (SMS), and mobile applications. As a global real-time communications platform, Twitter has more than 400 millionmonthly visitors and 255 million monthly active users around the world. Twitter’s active group of registered members includes World leaders, major athletes, star performers, news organizations, and entertainment outlets. It is currently available in more than 35 languages. Twitter was launched in 2006 by Twitter's international offices are located in Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin, London, Madrid, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Seoul, Tokyo, Toronto, and Vancouver.
  • The Boring Company — The Boring Company constructs safe, fast-to-dig, and low-cost transportation, utility, and freight tunnels.
  • Counterpart — Modern management & professional liability ifnsurance, trusted by leading brokers
RaliCap VC Fund · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Rally Cap is a global community of tech folks investing in an exclusive portfolio of top-tier early stage venture funds in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.
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Investment focus
  • Financial, Software, Payments
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, Pakistan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Revio — Subscription billing and payments made easy.
  • DealCart — DealCart enables users to buy their favorite products in groups by allowing users to buy in groups and sharing deals on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.
  • Thepeer — API infrastructure for businesses
Ham Serunjogi Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Ham Serunjogi is a co-founder and CEO at Chipper Cash.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United States, South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • CreditChek — Easily assess & verify credit worthiness in Africa.
  • Sudo — An API platform that enables you instantly issue physical and virtual cards with more control & flexibility at scale. Learn how _$udo's programmable cards are empowering businesses and innovators.
  • Carry1st — Carry1st develops and publishes enriching mobile games and content apps for African consumers.
4DX Ventures VC Fund · Brooklyn, New York, United States · 12 investments in the past 12 months
4DX Ventures is a Pan-Africa Focused Venture Capital Firm. Our mission is to connect people, ideas, and capital to create a vibrant African community.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Transportation
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Egypt, United States, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • MoneyFellows — MoneyFellows digitizes the ROSCA model, enabling group lending and savings.
  • MaxAB — The Region's Leading Retailer Super App At MaxAB, we change how the supply chain works through our B2B food & grocery e-commerce platform At MaxAB, we change how the supply chain works through our B2B food
  • Franc — Franc is an investment app that helps users invest more. We believe investing should be accessible to all. Through Franc users can invest in the leading money market and equity funds without minimums or restrictions. Users can invest as much as they want when they want. Franc is a licensed, roboadvisor and provides free investment, goal-basedadvice that helps first time investors understand how much investment risk they can take on. There are no sign up fees - users pay an all-in annual management fee of 1%. The company enables users to access, view, share, and manage their portfolio as well as deposit and withdraw money from anywhere, anytime.
Michael Seibel Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 21 investments in the past 12 months
Michael Seibel is a Partner at YC and CEO of YC's startup accelerator. He was the cofounder and CEO Justin.tv and Socialcam. Socialcam sold to Autodesk in 2012 and under the leadership of Emmett Shear, Justin.tv became Twitch.tv and sold to Amazon in 2014. Before getting into startups, he spent a year as the finance director for a US Senatecampaign and in 2005, Michael graduated from Yale University with a BA in political science.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Nigeria, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Artifact — Artifact helps capture important memories with ease by creating personal podcasts with the people of customers choice.
  • Emerge Career — Emerge Career's training programs create jobs and fight recidivism while helping incarcerated people escape the cycle of poverty.
  • Golden — Golden is a developer of a self-constructing knowledge database used to accelerate discovery and education. The company uses and leverages human effort by using machine intelligence to make the process of gathering and communicating knowledge simpler.It combines a powerful search across several entities with fine-grain alerts to stay on top ofchanges, and semi-automatic research assistance for gaps in knowledge that enable people in organizations to stay current, understand and leverage the latest trends in their industry.
TLcom Capital Partners VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom
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, Hardware
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • Nigeria, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Sabipay — Pastel supports African businesses by offering tools that help manage their businesses and maximize efficiency.
  • SeamlessHR — SeamlessHR is building Africa’s first enterprise-grade, cloud-based HR platform. SeamlessHR’s end-to-end suite helps medium to large-sized companies automate and optimise their entire HR process from recruitment to retirement. SeamlessHR offers powerful technology that is well priced for emerging markets. The product suite includes a RecruitmentManagement System, Core HR Management, Performance and Competency Management, Payroll Management, Leave Management, HR Analytics and several other modules.
  • uLesson — uLesson has built the technology to deploy curriculum-relevant content via smartphones, that allows learners to use the product without concern for internet limitations and costs. uLesson’s mobile offering rests on three pillars: academics, media & technology and curriculum content is delivered via streaming and SD cards.
Gabriel Hammond Angel · New York, New York, United States
Gabriel Hammond
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Mobile, Hardware
  • Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • EquBot — EquBot AI with Watson helps global investment professionals transform data into better outcomes.
  • Creative Market — Creative Market is a marketplace for ready-to-use design assets, including fonts, graphics, templates, add-ons, photos, and themes, from independent creators around the world.
  • wifi.com.ng — TIZETI (wifi.com.ng) has been deploying high speed internet access to estates, offices, multi-tenant building using next generation wi-Fi technology. They deploy unlimited internet to residential and business customers which allow customers get the full benefit of the internet with no data or time caps. They also offer VOIP and Video on Demandservices.
Josh Jones Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Josh Jones is a Partner HMC INQ and Founder of Did I Err Productions. He is a former Co-Founder & CTO at DreamHost.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Hardware, Gaming
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United States, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • FlyCoin — Flycoin is a first of its kind crypto-based rewards program that pays guests every time they fly or transact with our partners.
  • Termii — Termii is an online platform that helps teams secure repeat customers by sending personalized emails and SMS through multiple.Termii helps African businesses communicate with customers across SMS, email, voice, and instant messaging channels. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Toybox Labs — Toybox is the ultimate 3d printing experience for kids. It enables children to print thousands of toys at the push of a button right at home.
Western Technology Investment VC Fund · Portola Valley, California, United States · 14 investments in the past 12 months
Since 1980, WTI has helped more than 1,300 companies across every innovation sector finance their growth while minimizing dilution.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Vint — Make the wine market investable
  • Plant Prefab — Plant builds custom architectural homes, empowering individuals, developers, and architects with a faster, higher quality, and more sustainable way to build.
  • Aro Homes — Aro Homes is fundamentally rethinking modern housing, delivering beautiful, carbon-negative homes designed to move us forward.
Tayo Oviosu Angel · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Tayo is the Founder & Group CEO of Paga (www.paga.com), Nigeria’s leading mobile money service. Prior to Paga, Tayo was Vice-President at Travant Capital Partners, a private equity fund in West Africa. Prior to joining Travant, Tayo was a Manager, Corporate Development, at Cisco Systems in San Jose California. Tayo’s work at Paga has beenrecognized globally - in 2014 CNBC selected Tayo as the Entrepreneur of the Year West Africa, and in 2015 the African Leadership Network selected Paga as the outstanding growing company of the year in Africa. Tayo is also the co-founder of Kairos Angels, an angel investment club.Tayo earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, cum laude, from the University of Southern California, and also has a Masters in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Sales/Marketing
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, Brazil, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • AjoMoney — Tyms Africa is a very secure online rotating savings platform (ROSCA) that makes saving money online possible either alone or with friends and family. Earn interest to make your money grow.
  • Vendease — VendEase is a marketplace that lets restaurants in Africa, order supplies directly from farms and food manufacturers. Think of us as Amazon, but for food businesses.
  • Divibank — Divibank is a financing platform offering businesses access to growth capital.
Social Capital VC Fund · Palo Alto, California, United States · 14 investments in the past 12 months
At Social Capital, we make big bets on transformational ideas, technology, and people.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Early is Good — OUR SCIENCE Early is Good is taking a biomarker-based approach to help you get there early because we believe that early detection matters to you and your treatment team. Initial BC diagnosis, including non-visible tumors missed by cystoscopy Monitoring for recurrence/progression Reducing the frequency of expensive and uncomfortable cystoscopies Risk stratification and informing patient-specific
  • Harvesting — Harvesting provides online software as a service (SAAS) which allows stakeholders in agriculture value chain to view, analyze and manage their agri-climatic business risk via data collection, data analysis, and data reporting.
  • Spectral — A Protocol For Programmable Creditworthiness
emPawa Africa VC Fund
emPawa Africa provides publishing administration and marketing solutions to independent music entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Gamr — Gamr is an online subscription platform that allows gamers to interact with each other and enables tournament organizers to host events. It also organises its own e-sports tournaments, including Techplus e-sports, which hosts over 4,000 gamers annually.
Adrenaline gaming VC Fund
Adrenaline gaming is an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Gamr — Gamr is an online subscription platform that allows gamers to interact with each other and enables tournament organizers to host events. It also organises its own e-sports tournaments, including Techplus e-sports, which hosts over 4,000 gamers annually.
DDF VC Fund · San Mateo, California, United States
DDF Capital is a venture capital fund that invests in African startups. It specializes in seed stage investments. Founded in 2015 by Tim Draper and Toro Orero, DDF Capital is headquartered in San Mateo, California.
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Investment focus
  • Other, Video, Mobile
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • wifi.com.ng — TIZETI (wifi.com.ng) has been deploying high speed internet access to estates, offices, multi-tenant building using next generation wi-Fi technology. They deploy unlimited internet to residential and business customers which allow customers get the full benefit of the internet with no data or time caps. They also offer VOIP and Video on Demandservices.
Ire Aderinokun Angel · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Ire Aderinokun - Co-Founder , COO & VP of Engineering @ Buycoins
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Events
  • Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • ORDA — ORDA is a platform allowing guests to order and pay for food and beverage on a digital menu.
  • tix.africa — Tix is a refreshing approach to event ticketing in Africa. Create and sell your first ticket from your phone in under 10 minutes.
  • 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.
Unicorn Group VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Infrastructure Training Mentorship Market Access Capital We provide infrastructure, training, mentorship, market access and patient capital for entrepreneurs, technology start-ups and early stage companies to address the challenges that they encounter.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Grant, Pre-Seed
  • Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Big Cabal Media — Big Cabal Media is a Nigerian digital media company making amazing content loved by young and passionate Africans everywhere
  • Ubawa Technologies — A payment processing platform that helps social media entrepreneurs accept payments and increase their customer conversion and retention rate with our conversational AI chat bot.
  • Merge — Startup Funding | Investment Opportunities | Merge App
Assembly Capital Partners VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom
Assembly Capital Partners operates as a Venture Capital.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, IT
  • Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Index Coop — Index Coop builds decentralized and exchange traded (ETF) crypto index funds based on web3 product themes. Buy & build your crypto assets investment portfolio with us today
  • Termii — Termii is an online platform that helps teams secure repeat customers by sending personalized emails and SMS through multiple.Termii helps African businesses communicate with customers across SMS, email, voice, and instant messaging channels. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Instanda — Digital insurance solution that enables carriers, brokers, and MGAs to design, build and launch insurance products. Learn more.
LoftyInc Capital Management VC Fund · Carmel, California, United States · 17 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
  • Software, Financial, Commerce/Shopping
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, Egypt, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • CutStruct — We build apps for building projects. Our apps are helping builders extend the value of every dollar and increasing the confidence of ordinary people to build.
  • SecondSTAX — The capital market pioneer that provides a gateway to access and trade in multiple securities exchanges across Africa.
Kepple Africa Ventures VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Kepple Africa Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, IT
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Beacon Power Services — Beacon Power Services is a utility company that provides energy management software and analytics for utilities.
  • Cartona — Cartona is a B2b marketplace directly connects retailers with suppliers
  • Stakefair — Earn rewards, stake your digital currencies on predictable events without any loss. Build on DeFi APIs.
Consonance Investment Managers VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria · 3 investments in the past 12 months
We are an investment company focused on helping early and growth-stage entrepreneurs build successful companies in Africa.
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Investment focus
  • Financial, Software, Commerce/Shopping
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, United States, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • EMTECH — For Modern Central Banking
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