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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
Microtraction 5
Ventures Platform 3
Future Africa 3
Idris Ayodeji Bello 3
HoaQ 2
Luminate Group 2
EchoVC Partners 2
MaC Venture Capital 2
RaliCap 2
Assembly Capital Partners 1
Nama Ventures 1
Michael Seibel 1
Zeno Partners 1
Beta.Ventures 1
Walid Aradi 1
Unicorn Group 1
TLcom Capital Partners 1
Ire Aderinokun 1
Ham Serunjogi 1
Adrenaline gaming 1
emPawa Africa 1
Vy Capital 1
Eric Okechukwu 1
4DX Ventures 1
Kepple Africa Ventures 1
Consonance Investment Managers 1
Melo7 Tech Partners 1
Lynett Capital 1
DDF 1
Wes Schwalje 1
LoftyInc Capital 1
Social Capital 1
Josh Jones 1
Tayo Oviosu 1
Kairos Angels 1
Western Technology Investment 1
ACE & Company 1
Gabriel Hammond 1
Cascador 1
Serena Ventures 1
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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.
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
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.
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.
HoaQ VC Fund · 2 investments in the past 12 months
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Financial Services, E-Commerce
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Angel
  • Nigeria, United Kingdom, Togo
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kunda Kids — Kunda Kids is helping kids around the world fall in love with reading through our storybooks and activity books. Browse our range of storybooks for kids. Perfect for kids ages 3 to 8 years
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
  • SaaS, GovTech, Politics
  • Seed
  • Canada, Nigeria
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.
EchoVC Partners VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
EchoVC Partners is a seed and early-stage venture capital firm focused on financing and cross-pollinating leading technologies, teams, business models, and knowledge across North America, Africa, and SE Asia. The average investment size ranges from $25,000 to several million dollars depending on the stage of opportunity and capital needs of thebusiness.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Nigeria, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Shuttlers — Shuttlers is a platform that offers mobility solutions by providing scheduled bus-sharing services for the professionals within the region.
  • Snowstorm — Snowstorm is a decentralized microproxy network. Already proven in crisis zones, it must now evolve into a next-generation system and internet freedom tool.
  • Senga Technologies — Welcome to Senga, custom-built, with love, for businesses shipping in Africa.
MaC Venture Capital VC Fund · Los Angeles, California, United States · 14 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, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Nigeria, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Chef Robotics — Chef Robotics is a robotics and artificial intelligence company serving the food industry. The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
  • Buzz Solutions — Buzz Solutions provides a software platform powered by Artificial Intelligence, Actionable Insights, and Predictive Analytics for faults and anomaly detection for the power line inspection process for power utilities. The company's platform automates the process of storing and organizing visual data (captured in the field through drones andhelicopters), analyzing for faults using its AI algorithms, mapping the data and providing heat maps as well as predictive insights for when, where and what kind of faults are happening on power line and assets. Using its solutions, power utilities save over 50% of cost and time to analyze data which makes condition-based maintenance efforts easier and time-efficient, thus, preventing wildfires, power outages, and other climate change effects on the physical infrastructure of the grid.
  • Cambium Carbon — Saving wood to save the planet. By revolutionizing supply chains, we introduce the world's first carbon smart material.
RaliCap VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 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 Services, FinTech, Payments
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • Mexico, Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Zenpli — Zenpli makes it easy for enterprises and startups in LatAm to manage KYC and fraud complexity through a single modular API, no matter the use case.
  • Revio — Subscription billing and payments made easy.
  • Circadian Technologies GmbH — Circadian Technologies accelerates the energy transition in frontier markets with a SaaS business model, empowering solar developers & energy service companies to reduce operating costs and grow revenue with a data driven platform and proprietary IoT hardware.Circadian transforms the entire value chain of its customers by uniquely providingan end-to-end solution to better design, finance, operate and maintain decentralized renewable energy systems for commercial & industrial sites.
Assembly Capital Partners VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom
Assembly Capital Partners operates as a Venture Capital.
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Investment focus
  • SMS, SaaS, Software
  • Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Instanda — Digital insurance solution that enables carriers, brokers, and MGAs to design, build and launch insurance products. Learn more.
  • 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.
Nama Ventures VC Fund · Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia · 4 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
  • E-Commerce, Marketplace, Information Technology
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Funding Round
  • Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates
Portfolio highlights
  • PIESHIP — Pieship is a logistics startup serving last mile and their customers using Ai and crowdsourcing.
  • iStoria — iStoria, a specialized EdTech app that helps people improve their English language through reading interesting stories
  • Rize — Rize is a PropTech platform transforming rental payments for both residential and commercial properties. With its “Rent Now, Pay Later” service, Rize allows tenants to split their annual rent into manageable installments, which benefits both renters, who can better manage their rental budgets, and landlords, who can reach a larger consumer base andreceive their yearly rental payment in advance. By enhancing affordability and flexibility, Rize inherently boosts occupancy rates across the rental market.
Michael Seibel Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 14 investments in the past 12 months
Michael Seibel is the Managing Director and Group Partner of Y Combinator. He previously worked at Socialcam as a CEO. Michael Seibel attended Yale University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Nigeria, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Dripos — Dripos was crafted by restaurant operators like yourself to do it all. We aren't joking, everything from payroll & accounting to mobile ordering & marketing.
  • Retell AI — RetellAI is an API for creating human-like conversational voice AI. Developers can build a voice AI similar to JARVIS in just a day — with an ~800ms response time and the ability to handle interruptions.
  • Superorder — The top off-premise operating system for restaurants. Focus on making the food that you love and we'll take care of the rest.
Zeno Partners 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, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Pump — Pump uses AI & group buying to automate cloud savings with zero engineering input. #GetPumped
  • Pythagora — Dev tool that uses AI to generate integration tests by analysing server activity without the developer having to write a single line of code
  • Finta — Finta replaces Quickbooks and expensive bookkeepers. Get bookkeeping, taxes, and tax credits setup in 10 minutes.
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.
Walid Aradi Angel
Entrepreneur, investor. Advising global tech companies navigate through MENA+ regulatory environments, market entry and scaling
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Internet, Financial Services
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • India, Nigeria, Pakistan
Portfolio highlights
  • Omnisient | Collaborative Consumer Intelligence — Secure Data Collaboration Platform platform that enables businesses to collaborate without compromising on consumer identity or information!
  • 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
  • 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.
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, Internet, FinTech
  • Seed, Grant, Pre-Seed
  • Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Merge — Startup Funding | Investment Opportunities | Merge App
  • 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.
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.
Ire Aderinokun Angel · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Ire Aderinokun - Co-Founder , COO & VP of Engineering @ Buycoins
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Investment focus
  • Software, Ticketing, Mobile Apps
  • 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.
Ham Serunjogi Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Ham Serunjogi is a co-founder and CEO at Chipper Cash.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile Apps, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United States, South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Caliza — Give your users access to the digital dollar economy. Get early access!
  • Sudo — Sudo is an open API platform that enables businesses to embed powerful financial features into their products. Build in minutes, launch in days.
  • CreditChek — Bridging the trust gap between global credit businesses and underserved African consumers.
Adrenaline gaming VC Fund
Adrenaline gaming is an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Video Games, 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.
emPawa Africa VC Fund
emPawa Africa provides publishing administration and marketing solutions to independent music entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Video Games, 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.
Vy Capital VC Fund · Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates · 5 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, FinTech, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series C, Series B
  • United States, India, China
Portfolio highlights
  • xAI — XAI is an AI company that develops a platform to accelerate human scientific discovery. The company primarily focuses on developing advanced AI systems that are truthful, competent, and maximally beneficial for all of humanity. Its mission is to understand the true nature of the universe.
  • Pomelo — Send money cross border with zero transfer fees. Use and build credit with Pomelo.
  • Astuto Technologies — Continuous Cloud Cost Optimization | Anomaly Detection | Waste Prevention
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, Publishing, Music Label
  • 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.
4DX Ventures VC Fund · Brooklyn, New York, United States · 3 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
  • Financial Services, Information Technology, Logistics
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Egypt, United States, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • MAKA — MAKA is a community commerce platform for fashion and beauty, enabling everyone to discover their style, feel represented.
  • 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.
  • Zoie Health — Zoie is a digital health firm for women that provides family planning, fertility, and maternity care services.
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.
Consonance Investment Managers VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
We are an investment company focused on helping early and growth-stage entrepreneurs build successful companies in Africa.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, United States, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Releaf — We are industrializing food processing in Africa. We've led 1000+ smallholder farmers to provide food factories with >7.5 million kilograms of quality crops.
  • Tripesa — Tripesa offers payment solutions for Africa's travel and tourism industry.
  • Norebase — Norebase knows that there's an opportunity to grow successful businesses in Africa. It also understands the complexities of the market, and so is using technology to make doing business in Africa worthwhile. With Norebase get to operate in Africa with no hassle and with minimum risk.
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
  • E-Commerce, Digital Media, Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Stears — Stears Business has a simple mission: deliver original, analytical, well-written stories that make sense of the Nigerian economy
  • 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.
  • Mercury — Powerful banking. Simplified finances. Apply in 10 minutes for business banking that transforms how you operate.
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
  • FinTech, Wireless, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Kenya, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Hadrius — RIA Compliance Powered By AI. Our next-gen platform automates the entire RIA ongoing compliance process, saving you 90%+ of the time and with better accuracy than humans.
  • OpenYield — OpenYield is the modern bond exchange for retail. Equity-like liquidity for corporates and treasures.
  • 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.
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
  • Internet, Wireless, Video on Demand
  • 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.
Wes Schwalje Angel
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
  • FinTech, Information Technology, Financial Services
  • 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.
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.
Social Capital VC Fund · Palo Alto, California, United States · 3 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, FinTech, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Focus — The Crypto Social Network.
  • Mitra Chem — Mitra Chem is innovating and commercializing iron-based cathode materials to enable mass-market electrification for electric vehicles, energy storage solutions and beyond.
  • Tierra Biosciences — Speed, scale and simplicity with protein synthesis on-demand. Discover your portal to thousands of custom proteins. Get testable material with a single input.
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
  • 3D Printing, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United States, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • 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.
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
  • Financial Services, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Angel, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, Brazil, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • RELAYTO Content Experience Platform — RELAYTO converts your PDFs & presentations to interactive web experiences with instant branding, analytics & more
  • Tyms — Tyms online accounting software for your business connects you to your bank, accountant, bookkeeper, and other business apps. Start a free trial today. Also available in Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa.
  • Venco Platforms — Venco automates visitor management, billing, and collections, as well as smart utility vending for communities across Africa.
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 Services, FinTech, B2B
  • 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.
Western Technology Investment VC Fund · Portola Valley, California, United States · 3 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, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • Cosmos Innovation — Cosmos Innovation specialize in full stack software development, product design, cloud hosting, and MVP deployment.
  • Intuition Robotics — The AI care companion robot for older adults
ACE & Company VC Fund · Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland · 2 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, and Cairo, ACE’s global presence brings the company in direct contact with sourcingpartners, 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, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Roofr — The complete sales toolbox for roofers. From roof measurement reports to project-winning proposals.
  • DePoly — DePoly is a spin off out of the LSMO lab at EPFL- Valais that has developed a novel technology allowing for the chemical recycling of PET plastic back to its main two components ethylene glycol (EG) and terephthalic acid (TPA). Our approach turns low valued materials (PET waste) into high-valued chemicals like TPA creating a circular economy. Weexpect this process to generate revenue from chemically recycling PET to TPA/EG, which can be sold back to industry to make new virgin PET plastic and allowing for a sustainable source of TPA and EG on the market.
  • Pledge — Pledge makes it simple for businesses of every size to measure, reduce and offset the climate impact of their products.
Gabriel Hammond Angel · New York, New York, United States
Gabriel Hammond
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Wireless, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • QuantumStreet AI — Powering $1.5 Billion in global assets, EquBot's AI investment platform with IBM Watson helps global investment professionals deliver custom AI portfolios with better outcomes through portfolios as a service (PaaS). EquBot's AI is utilized by some of the largest financial institutions like HSBC, Athene, and Amundi and reaches investorsall over the world, including the US, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Russia. EquBot is an IBM partner and was started at UC Berkeley by a team from Intel, Goldman, and Fidelity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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
  • Analytics, Digital Media, Data Integration
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Stears — Stears Business has a simple mission: deliver original, analytical, well-written stories that make sense of the Nigerian economy
Serena Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States
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
  • E-Commerce, Health Care, Wellness
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Lolli — Lolli is a rewards application that allows users to earn bitcoin when shopping online.The company has partnered with 1,000+ top brands to give people the ability to easily earn bitcoin rewards when they shop. When users shop on one of the partner sites, Lolli gets a percentage of each sale. The company then splits that percent with users, sendingbitcoin to users' Lolli wallet.Lolli was founded in 2018 by Alex Adelman and Matt Senter and is headquartered in New York, NY.
  • Teal Health — Teal Health is on a mission to design a better healthcare experience for women - starting with cervical cancer screenings. Join our waitlist.
  • SoLo Funds — SoLo is a community that allows members to easily access and supply short-term funds for immediate needs. Our community works together to create mutually beneficial outcomes where members can both improve their financial health.
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