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Top 50 Payments Startup Investors in Nigeria

A list of 50 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Payments startups based in Nigeria. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Payments companies from Nigeria. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 Payments Startup Investors in Nigeria

Investor Payments Nigeria investments
Ventures Platform 8
Golden Palm Investments 5
Lateral Frontiers 5
LoftyInc Capital 4
Tencent 4
Microtraction 4
Ingressive Capital 4
GreenHouse Capital 4
Allen and Ollys International Limited - 3
Flori Ventures 3
VentureSouq 3
Entrée Capital 3
Voltron Capital 3
Musha Ventures 3
Kepple Africa Ventures 3
Cristina Santin 2
Unpopular Ventures 2
Cadenza Ventures 2
Greenhouse Capital Partners 2
VilCap Investments 2
Nordea 2
TLcom Capital Partners 2
Flourish Ventures 2
Berrywood Capital 2
CRE Venture Capital 2
Bunmi Akinyemiju 2
MediaTek 2
TRANSSION 2
Olumide Soyombo 2
The Chrysalis Capital 2
Babs Ogundeyi 2
Century Oak Capital 1
Will Neale 1
Global Ventures 1
Adlevo Capital 1
DLF Family Office 1
Shadi Abdulhadi 1
Ali Rampurwala 1
DCG Expeditions 1
Launch Africa 1
Richmond Bassey 1
Jump Capital 1
Oluchi Enebeli 1
Yellowwood 1
Nehikhare Igbinijesu 1
Olugbenga Agboola 1
Selma Ribica 1
Thrive Africa 1
China Creation Ventures (CCV) 1
Kesho Capital 1
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Ventures Platform VC Fund · Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria · 7 investments in the past 12 months
We back founders building the future of Africa. We invest in companies that solve for non-consumption, plug infrastructural gaps and democratise prosperity in Africa, by eliminating the barriers for access and reducing the costs of delivering goods and services.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Nigeria, United States, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Lengo — Lengo is an AI based intelligence platform that offers a large database on consumer goods for companies in the FMCG sector.
  • Shekel Mobility — B2B marketplace for auto dealers to grow their dealerships leveraging on flexible inventory financing and management solutions. Available on web and mobile.
  • Maad — Maad is Francophone Africa's fastest-growing B2B marketplace, based in Dakar, Senegal. Our tech-driven solution allows retailers to order products from our one-stop shop and benefit from working capital loans
Golden Palm Investments VC Fund · Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Golden Palm Investments is an investment holding and advisory company.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, FinTech, Logistics
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Sabipay — Pastel is a leader in Artificial Intelligence. We build products targeted at individuals (SwiftMoney) and enterprises (Sigma) in emerging markets
  • Maplerad — Maplerad is a fast, safe and easy way to send and receive money with friends, family or others you trust. You can receive and send money directly into any Nigerian bank account in minutes using Bitcoin, US Dollars, and Naira.
  • Jetstream Africa — Jetstream Africa is world class logistic company. We use our technology, networks, and systems to enable African businesses to quickly finance, manage and monitor their regional supply chains.
Lateral Frontiers VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Nigeria, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • CNote — CNote created technology to streamline community-centered impact investing at scale. Further Racial Equity and Social Justice by investing with CNote.
  • Rhaeos — Rhaeos, the world's first wearable shunt monitor, aims to improve the quality care for patients with hydrocephalus through a novel, thermal biosensor. Developed within Northwestern University with collaboration between Dr. John Rogers, McCormick School of Engineering, Feinberg School of Medicine and Kellogg School of Management, Rhaeosrepresents a unique multidisciplinary translational effort for an important clinical need.
  • Masa — Masa Finance seeks to disrupt traditional centralized credit infrastructure by providing individuals, businesses, and developers with the tools to access credit and enable untapped wealth creation for 4.95B people globally.
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.
Tencent VC Fund · Shenzhen, Guangdong, China · 23 investments in the past 12 months
Tencent is an internet service portal offering value-added internet, mobile, telecom, and online advertising services. Its communications and social platforms Weixin and QQ connect users with each other, with digital content and daily life services in just a few clicks. Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operatingstrategies. It provides value-added internet, mobile, and telecom services, as well as online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services." Tencent’s Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), WeChat, QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, 3g.QQ.com, SoSo, PaiPai, and Tenpay – aim to address the various needs of internet users, including communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce, and others.In September 2013, Tencent's market valuation rose to $101 billion, and as of November 21, 2013, QQ had 2 billion active users and WeChat had 650 million monthly active users. The numbers of active users for QQ mail, Qzone, Tencent Weibo, and QQ news were 274 million, 626 million, 220 million, and 150 million, respectively.Tencent was founded in November of 1998. In April 2000, the IDG and PCCW invested a total of $2.2 million dollars in the company. Tencent was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK) on June 16, 2004. Baidu, Alibaba, and Netease are Tencent's major competitors.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, E-Commerce
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • China, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • GMM Music — GMM Music unlocks the value of Thailand's music economy.
  • Gensciences — Gensciences develops drugs that focus on underserved illnesses like hemophilia, metabolic diseases, and anti-tumor fields.
  • Remedy Entertainment — Known for story-driven and visually stunning action games, Remedy have created blockbuster games such as Control, Alan Wake, and Max Payne.
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.
Ingressive Capital VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Ingressive Capital they provide services in business development, partnerships, and financial support.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United States, Ghana
Portfolio highlights
  • MNZL — MNZL is on a mission to expand access to capital for Egyptians.Every person who owns an asset has accumulated wealth in it. When they want liquidity for their projects and needs, they should be able to tap into it as easily as withdrawing from a bank.With an innovative digital platform and products, we are working on making digital access tocapital a reality, and building the future of asset-backed financing in Africa.
  • 54gene — DW89 atau di kenal sebagai dewa89 merupakan salah satu platform game terbaik dengan menyediahkan akun pro vvip yang memberikan kemenangan terbesar dan bonus menarik.
  • Startbutton — We help multi-national businesses sell products and get paid in African countries in a compliant and tax-efficient manner, without the need to register locally.
GreenHouse Capital VC Fund · Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
GreenHouse Capital’s Founding Partners took their own fintech company Venture Garden Group (VGG) from a 7 employee, ₦30 million revenue startup to a 200 employees, ₦2 billion power house in just 4 years and raised an attention grabbing Series A round from Convergence Partners of South Africa. The uniqueness of their position was not lost on thefounders who then cultivated Garden Institute of Business Entrepreneurs (GIBE) to identify, incubate, and invest in young and innovative tech startups solving global challenges in Emerging Markets. GIBE was created to build a world class talent management hub for young and passionate entrepreneurs while creating a pool of technology inclined businesses and innovation oriented leaders.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Payments
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Nigeria, Kenya, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Credpal — Buy now, pay later. Split in 6.
  • Encore Pay — Encore Pay is a UAE-based FinTech and Payment solutions provider.
  • MarketForce — MarketForce connects Africa’s informal retail outlets and consumers directly to suppliers of consumer goods and financial services by digitizing orders, delivery, and payments with the aim of solving the last mile distribution challenge.
Allen and Ollys International Limited - Angel
Allen and Ollys International Limited -
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Insurance, Blockchain
  • Seed, Convertible Note
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Get It Done Now — GIDN is a Nigerian Fintech Company targeting medium and low income population for Loans and Financial products. GIDN has in addition a cashless, mobile based community marketplace, with more than 5k members, and aims to regulate the informal economy and facilitate the purchase of Services and Digital Products.
Flori Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
More than a seed-stage fund and a portfolio of startups: Our community of founders taps into the power of financial innovation to collaborate around global problems and unlock prosperity for all.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, FinTech, Cryptocurrency
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Kotani Pay — Kotani Pay is a technology stack that enables blockchain protocols, dapps, and blockchain fintech companies to integrate seamlessly to local payment channels providing them with a reliable on ramp and off ramp service to reach a wider customer base in Africa.
  • Learn.xyz — Have fun learning about anything you can imaging, thanks to the power of AI. Download the free Learn.xyz app today and start every day with new knowledge!
  • Thrive Protocol — Thrive is the top protocol for powering ROI-positive decentralized grant-making across crypto ecosystems.
VentureSouq VC Fund · Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates · 5 investments in the past 12 months
VentureSouq operates a large co-investment platform with a global investment portfolio.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia
Portfolio highlights
  • Omniful — Omniful is your partner in retail revolution. Explore our comprehensive suite of AI-Powered solutions designed to empower omnichannel retailers, D2C brands, and fulfillment providers. From scalable order management, to agile warehouse management, to data-driven business intelligence, we provide the tools you need to thrive in tomorrow's dynamic market.
  • Wisdomise — Explore Wisdomise, your all-in-one, AI-powered platform delivering carefully curated insights and automated investment opportunities.
  • Elevate Pay — Bloom mobile banking app helps in money transfer in Sudan.
Entrée Capital VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 11 investments in the past 12 months
We're a team of former serial founders managing over $1B across a number of funds, with offices in Tel Aviv, London, and New York.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Israel, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Finom — Finom is an online payment solution for companies and freelancers that helps entrepreneurs manage their finances. It's easy to use, secure, and covers all business needs.
  • MagnusMetal — MagnusMetal embarks traditional casting into the 21st century with the patent-pending digital casting.
  • Bluewhite — Blue White Robotics offers custom-made, on-time, and affordable testing and experiment solutions based on military experiment methodologies. It was established by a group of former Israeli Air Force pilots and engineers. BWR works in close cooperation with a variety of universities, vehicle manufacturers, and startups in Israel and worldwide.
Voltron Capital VC Fund · 4 investments in the past 12 months
On a mission to back the most extraorordinary entreprenuers out of Africa solving important problems in large markets.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Payments
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Angel
  • 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.
  • Bujeti — Corporate Credit Cards, Spend Management software built for your African realities. It empowers your people to do more. It combines virtual, smart physical credit cards, payments and expenses into one experience powered by Visa Cards, dedicated NUBANs, Mobile Wallets and Faster Payments.
  • 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
Musha Ventures VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Seed capital for technology startups globally.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Software, FinTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Nigeria, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Orca Fraud — Orca empowers fraud fighters with effective tools to combat fraud
  • Hohm Energy — We make the process of going solar simple. Generate your free, custom solar proposal and get matched with an accredited solar provider in under 5 mins.
  • Startbutton — We help multi-national businesses sell products and get paid in African countries in a compliant and tax-efficient manner, without the need to register locally.
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.
Cristina Santin Angel
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Insurance, Blockchain
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Get It Done Now — GIDN is a Nigerian Fintech Company targeting medium and low income population for Loans and Financial products. GIDN has in addition a cashless, mobile based community marketplace, with more than 5k members, and aims to regulate the informal economy and facilitate the purchase of Services and Digital Products.
Unpopular Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 18 investments in the past 12 months
The best companies, off the beaten path.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Mexico, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Bujeti — Corporate Credit Cards, Spend Management software built for your African realities. It empowers your people to do more. It combines virtual, smart physical credit cards, payments and expenses into one experience powered by Visa Cards, dedicated NUBANs, Mobile Wallets and Faster Payments.
  • Khyaal — Khyaal is a full-stack digital solution for senior citizens designed and developed to improve their quality of life. We facilitate on-demand services and organise fun and engaging activities for seniors. Being a part of the Khyaal family means making a difference in the world by enriching the lives of the elderly. If selflessness and empathy is atrait that you carry and would want to put at work, then you will find Khyaal as the perfect place to invest your valuable time.At Khyaal, we value your individuality and the skills that you bring to the table. We also believe in the power of collective consciousness to serve others and make their lives easier and wholesome. We want all members of the Khyaal family to feel respected personally and professionally. Our working environment will always make way for new ideas, ownership and collective growth.
  • Pippin Title — Learn about how Pippin Title's technology and nationwide network of title searchers provides a seamless title report ordering process. Contact us today.
Cadenza Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Global Investors in Transformative Technologies
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Investment focus
  • Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Financial Services
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Nigeria, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Lemon Cash — Lemon Cash is digital wallet with FIAT and crypto capabilities. End to end digital ecosystem for Latin America.
  • Uniblock — Uniblock helps connect developers with Web3 using our APIs and services. Our developers use Uniblock because of how easy it is to integrate into exciting applications. Try it for free today!
  • Validation Cloud — Validation Cloud is a Web3 data streaming and infrastructure company that connects organizations into Web3 through a fast, scalable, and intelligent platform. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, Validation Cloud offers highly performant and customizable products in staking, node, and data-as-a-service. Its team brings extensive experience acrossWeb2 and Web3 from the likes of Coinbase, Kraken, Workday, Accenture, Crypto.com, Voyager, and more. Learn more at Validationcloud.io
Greenhouse Capital Partners VC Fund · Sausalito, California, United States
Greenhouse Capital Partners invests in B2B technology solutions that improve resource efficiency, drive climate change resiliency and unlock new value streams across legacy industrial supply chains and infrastructure.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, Manufacturing
  • Series B, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Nigeria, Mauritius
Portfolio highlights
  • Kuunda — Kuunda provides consulting, liquidity management, data insight tools enabling users to fulfill financial needs through a digital platform.
  • Fido Tech — FIDO Tech - The world's only leak sizing solution. We make the invisible, visible and find the biggest leaks, first. This means less digs and more water saved.
  • Bitmama — Bitmama is the best cryptocurrency trading platform that lets you buy, sell Bitcoin, ETH, Celo, USDT, XRP, and more. Available in Nigeria & over 100 countries.
VilCap Investments VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States
VilCap Investments is an early-stage impact investing fund, backing companies addressing the most pressing social and environmental challenges.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Health Care, FinTech
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, India, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Vexi — Vexi issues, operates and processes credit cards for young underbanked population on a mission to make credit accessible, through a 100% digital onboarding and unparalleled customer experience
  • SatSure — SatSure, they are on a mission to evolve crop insurance products and provide accurate risk assessment of crop yield by integrating climatic variables with geospatial and economic datasets.
  • Altro (fka Perch) — Perch Credit (also known as Perch), is a fin-tech mobile app that allows users to take common recurring expenses, such as their subscriptions & rent, and turn these into creditworthy data points. Perch is currrently live on iOS and plans to be on Android in the coming months.Perch recently graduated YC (S20) and closed 2.5M in their mostrecent round.
Nordea VC Fund · Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
Nordea Bank is Denmark's second-largest bank and counts every fourth Dane among its customers. Through their nationwide network of some 340 branch offices and a broad range of self-service facilities, they are able to offer you a full scale of financial products and services, including Netbank, Online Investment, telephone banking and cashdispensers.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Banking
  • Funding Round, Debt Financing, Seed
  • Finland, Sweden, Norway
Portfolio highlights
  • Tibber — Tibber is a digital electricity supplier that offers smart solutions to minimize their customers’ consumption and costs. Its vision is to make sustainable energy consumption simple and affordable for all households. Tibber's mission is to reduce the residential electricity consumption for European households by 20 %. Founded in Norway andSweden in 2016, the company has expanded its offer to Sweden and Germany where it powers hundreds of thousands of homes. Tibber replaces traditional utilities with smart technology, supplying its customers with renewable energy at fair and transparent prices. In addition, its app provides real-time analytics into energy usage, and pairs with a variety of smart home devices to reduce electricity consumption at home. The company sells tech-gadgets in their online store and recently was licensed to balance the main power grid in Sweden with EVs.
  • Statzon — Make data-driven plans & faster decisions with a simple access to +1M datasets & market reports about 8,000 topics from +200 trusted data providers.
  • Get It Done Now — GIDN is a Nigerian Fintech Company targeting medium and low income population for Loans and Financial products. GIDN has in addition a cashless, mobile based community marketplace, with more than 5k members, and aims to regulate the informal economy and facilitate the purchase of Services and Digital Products.
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.
Flourish Ventures VC Fund · Redwood City, California, United States · 9 investments in the past 12 months
We are an early-stage global venture capital firm investing in fintech founders.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Finance
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, India, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Qoala — Asuransi online yang siap melindungi kamu dan orang tersayang, di mana aja, kapan aja. Premi murah, proses klaim mudah, dan 100% digital!
  • Zone — Zone is a regulated blockchain network that enables payments and acceptance of digital currencies.
  • Summer​ — Summer partners with employers help their populations navigate and reduce student loan debt. Summer is a certified B-Corp.
Berrywood Capital VC Fund
Berrywood Capital is an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology
  • Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Sudo — Sudo is an open API platform that enables businesses to embed powerful financial features into their products. Build in minutes, launch in days.
  • 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.
  • 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.
CRE Venture Capital VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Founded in 2015, CRE Venture Capital invests in early stage tech companies that are levered to Africa. CRE is headquartered in the New York metro area, with a regional office in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Africa, Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Sabi Am — Sabi is Africa's largest B2B company, & we are digitising informal trade via our platform. We access markets hard to reach and ensure ease of distribution, & are the No 1 FCMG supplier in Africa.
  • Sukhiba — Sukhiba is a decentralized community-based commerce platform.
  • Stitch — One API integration for all online payments across South Africa. Accept Pay by bank, debit + credit card, cash, manual EFT, debit order and crypto. Orchestrate + reconcile digital payments across methods and send payouts
Bunmi Akinyemiju Angel
Bunmi is a graduate of Computer Science from the Michigan State University, USA. An execution focused executive with over 16 years entrepreneurial experience in high-tech sales, solutions development and management, Bunmi has developed over 20 proprietary technologies in Aviation, Government, Education, Oil & Gas and Banking sector globally.Bunmi has built more than five companies till date – each a potential billion dollar company and has substantial experience/relationships in the areas of Software development, Technology Consulting, Revenue Collection Strategies, Software Project Management, Business Startups, Internet Technology & Business Development. Bunmi is the Founder, MD/CEO of Venture Garden Nigeria.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Payments
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, United Arab Emirates
Portfolio highlights
  • GetEquity — GetEquity is a NASDAQ for venture capital. We provide an exchange and liquidity for private companies, and an infrastructure for different cadres of venture capital around investing, founder liquidity, and shareholder management
  • SureGroup — Commerce in Africa is deeply facilitated by cash, but cash-based transactions are expensive, unsafe, and difficult to track. Suregifts identified an opportunity to take advantage of the growth and adoption of the internet and all things digital in Africa by creating a simple, yet safe alternative currency to be utilised for specific purposes;Vouchers.At the core of what SureGifts does, is selling and maintaining an inventory of vouchers, which can be exchanged between two or more parties, and spent at a closed but extensive network of merchants across Africa for a near-unlimited assortment of goods and services.
  • Encore Pay — Encore Pay is a UAE-based FinTech and Payment solutions provider.
MediaTek VC Fund · Hsinchu, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
MediaTek is another name for incredible innovation that powers the brands you love. From smartphones to smart homes, we are always by your side.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Semiconductor
  • Series A, Series B, Series D
  • China, Taiwan, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • SweGaN — SweGaN's vision is to be a world leading supplier of nitride based HEMT structures. By integrating SweGaN´s technology into every single epitaxial wafer they deliver, they believe that your devices will fulfill all demands required in next generation's high power and high frequency devices.SweGaN's founders all come fromLinköping University and have more than 50 man-years experience in growth and characterization of GaN and SiC materials.SweGaN is in a highly expansive phase and they are always looking for skilled and very focused individuals with large experience in the field. If you are interested in working in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere please send us an e-mail.
  • UG Labs — UG Labs is developing an AI engine for voice-based digital engagement and conversation for young children. The company was founded in 2022.
  • Stathera — Stathera transforms the global timing market from Quartz-based to MEMS-based devices.
TRANSSION VC Fund · Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
TRANSSION HOLDINGS, the company formerly known as TECNO TELECOM LIMITED, established in July 2006, is a high-tech company specializing in the R&D, production, sale and service of mobile communication products. After years of development, TRANSSION has become an important part of the mobile phone industry and one of the major mobile phonemanufacturers in the world. Currently, it has full ownership of three famous mobile phone brands TECNO, itel and Infinix, and an after-sales service brand Carlcare.The company has set up offices in many countries and regions, such as Dubai, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon and Bengal, and even has built a factory in Ethiopia, which has provided great support for all its brands.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, FinTech, Payments
  • Series A, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • China, Uganda, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • PalmPay — An intuitive digital wallet with account opening, money transfer and bill payments in one. Earn as you spend.
  • Safeboda — At the click of a button, SafeBoda provides a safe, more convenient, mobile-first alternative to urban transportation for Africa’s booming young population. They are working to improve the industry for both drivers and passengers by increasing the number of safe trips taken per day and by making travel around cities convenient andstress-free.Founded in the heart of Kampala Uganda, they are truly an African business, designed for the African context.
  • Ganfeng lithium battery — Ganfeng Lithium Battery is a research and development manufacturer of lithium-ion power batteries.
Olumide Soyombo Angel · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Olumide Soyombo holds a BSc in Systems Engineering from University of Lagos, Nigeria and an MSc (Distinction) in Business and Information Technology from the Aston Business School, Birmingham, England; earning membership into the Beta Gamma Sigma Society for his high scholastic achievement.Olumide co–founded Bluechip Technologies Ltd in 2008 andhas grown the organisation from an organization with two employees to an organization with over 80 consultants spread across Lagos, Accra and Lusaka, Zambia.In 2014, Olumide setup Leadpath as a seed fund investing in local tech startups. He has invested in startups like Pushcv.com, Paystack, Piggybank.ng, Fashpa, Heels.com.ng , Delivery Science, Gloo.ng, and Cosign.co.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Finance
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Angel
  • Nigeria, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Wealth8 — Wealth8 is a black-owned investment platform that provides a simple and affordable way for the black community to save & invest in globally managed funds.
  • 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.
  • The Gradient Boost — The Gradient Boost is an online mentor guided data science school. The Gradient Boost focus on delivering an online data science education from both a theoretical and practical perspective.
The Chrysalis Capital VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Chrysalis Capital is an investment management firm focused on scaling early-stage tech companies in Africa and the diaspora.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Bitcoin
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Bankly — Bankly is a digital savings and peer to peer transfer product where users fund their wallet using tokens available on Bankly vouchers nationwide in a “Recharge to save” model. This cash digitisation system is similar to the telco mobile airtime top up and is currently available on MTN and 9mobile networks in Nigeria.Financial services has to beseen through the lenses of a fast moving consumer product in order to reach the last mile and the use of vouchers has been proven to be a successful cash digitisation system by the telecoms industry. Leveraging this existing consumer behaviour to drive financial inclusion, reduce cost of financial services and create a foundation to provide other financial services is where Bankly identifies huge potential and is poised to make an impact.
  • Bamboo — Bamboo is a digital investment platform that provides real-time access to buy, hold, or sell stocks. The investment platform is accessible on both computers and mobile phones.
  • Bitmama — Bitmama is the best cryptocurrency trading platform that lets you buy, sell Bitcoin, ETH, Celo, USDT, XRP, and more. Available in Nigeria & over 100 countries.
Babs Ogundeyi Angel · Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
Cofounder and CEO of Kuda
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Finance
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Nigeria, Zambia, Pakistan
Portfolio highlights
  • Zazuu — Zazuu is a platform for sending money across the border.
  • Curacel — Curacel creates APIs & tools that enable businesses to embed insurance in digital channels and to administer claims cost-effectively.
  • 24seven.pk — 24seven.pk is using tech and data to digitize and disrupt the fresh food and FMCG verticals in one of the fastest-growing and rapidly evolving consumer markets in the world.
Century Oak Capital VC Fund · Vaduz, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Century Oak Capital GmbH is a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage investments in Europe and Emerging Markets.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, E-Commerce, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Pakistan, Kenya, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Unbox — Unbox is the branded commerce operating system for SMEs helping them to sell online and increase their sales. We provide a ready to sell platform that allows entrepreneurs to digitize their business in less than 5 minutes - fully integrated with social commerce channels and our payment and shipping solutions, helping SMEs to save costs andcentralizing sales into a single platform.
  • SnappRetail — SnappRetail aims to create the largest virtual retail franchise across Pakistan, through deployment of its POS hardware/software, focusing on:1. Traditional trade Analytics for brands and retailers 2. Order Aggregation for manufacturers and distributors 3. Payment Solution for customers 4. Fintech enablement for small merchantsTheSnappRetail POS application has been carefully curated keeping the retailer in mind, the application focuses on digitizing his shop operations and cash flow and creating a real-time tertiary sales data lake.
  • Dastgyr Technologies — Making trade and capital seamless and reliable
Will Neale Angel · London, England, United Kingdom · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Founder (Grabyo, Fonix). Investor.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United Kingdom, Japan, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Superlayer — Superlayer drives better performance for sales teams, leveraging and automating best practices to close more deals in less time.
  • Kuai Commerce — Kuai Commerce is a next-generation solution for ambitious brands looking to sell directly to Chinese Gen Z consumers through the power of social commerce. Our tech-enabled services provide market entry and brand acceleration options for emerging category-leaders who otherwise would find the complexity of China prohibitively challenging
  • Sidekick — Expertly-managed portfolios for the modern investor
Global Ventures VC Fund · Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates · 9 investments in the past 12 months
We back global-minded, growth-stage and technology-focused founders in emerging markets and the world.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United Arab Emirates, Egypt, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Hakbah — Hakbah is a Fintech startup focusing on an alternative financial saving. Hakbah is modernizing financial saving via its intelligent platform by offering a comprehensive one-stop-shop solution for Savings Groups to initiate, manage, join, and pay directly within the mobile app.
  • Immensa — Immensa is building the largest on-demand AM spare parts platform for the energy industry thought, rapid digitization and RE of physical spare parts, collaborating with leading OEM's and Energy companies, enabling digital inventories on a global scale.
  • Maalexi — We are a deal-driven and buyer-focussed digital ecosystem for 'Wholesale Import and Finance of Food and Agriculture products into US, Europe, Africa, India and the UAE'. We make it faster, cheaper and safer to trade internationally, by standardizing and digitalizing trade processes, and have built key partnerships with globally renownedcompanies, that assure performance, finance, and mitigate transactional risks.We help local SME manufacturers and distributors to import and get finance for food and agricultural products directly from the source. Agricultural products can be imported by local manufacturers directly from small and medium co-operatives and processors, while food products can be imported directly by local distributors from manufacturers. We help buyers connect and transact with sellers by mitigating transactional risks in cross-border trade like : Counter-party, Price, Product Quality and Quantity, Delivery and Payment. We have partnerships that allow us to provide - digital contracting, end-to-end fulfillment, physical inspections, and secured payments. We are partnered with globally renowned - Distributed Ledger Technology platform, Logistics Service companies, Insurance providers, an Inspection Agency, and Financial Service fin-tech firms. We work 24x7, 365 days to 'simplify cross-border trade', and we invite you to join us in this endeavor.
Adlevo Capital VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Adlevo Capital is a private equity firm that finances technology-enabled companies across sub-Saharan Africa. It develops market intelligence through a local presence and an understanding of the dynamics of the local market. Adlevo Capital maintains active local presence via its base in Lagos, Nigeria. It was founded by Yemi Lalude in 2009.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • Ghana, Nigeria, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Paga — Paga is a mobile payment company. We are building an ecosystem to enable people to digitally send and receive money, and creating simple financial access for everyone. Our mission is to make it simple for one billion people to access and use money. Our first market is Nigeria where Paga is the leading mobile payment company.
  • Interswitch — Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis. The company started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processingcompany that builds and manages payment infrastructure as well as deliver innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent.
  • Rancard — Developer of Rendezvous social recommendations engine for online retail and places with an AI-powered Messenger bot. Rancard Inc., DE & CA (incorporated October 2016) is a startup subsidiary of Rancard Holdings, focused on Rendezvous, with its website socialrecommendations.com
DLF Family Office VC Fund
DLF Family Office is a family investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Finance, Insurance
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • India, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • NowNow — NowNow app is the Best Fintech App in Nigeria to pay your bills, recharge your mobile, shop online, and do a lot more. Download the app today!
  • Zapkey — Look at actual transacted prices to negotiate best property rates before buying, selling or renting. Property registration data at your fingertips.
  • Rapipay — Rapipay operates the largest network of Direct Business Outlets and it offers retail financial services to its consumers through an end-to-end payments solution platform equipped with technology and connectivity and also they offer multiple services like insurance, booking, lending, etc. to make the shop a one-stop shop for customers' needs.
Shadi Abdulhadi Angel
Shadi Abdulhadi
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Mobile Payments
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • NowNow — NowNow app is the Best Fintech App in Nigeria to pay your bills, recharge your mobile, shop online, and do a lot more. Download the app today!
Ali Rampurwala Angel
15 years of experience in private equity, venture capital, investment banking, corporate strategy, angel investing, and business development having an MBA from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA and being a CAIA Charterholder.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, FinTech, Cryptocurrency
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Egypt, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Stakefair — Stakefair is an ecosystem of blockchain, crypto and DeFi products.
  • Otida — Otida is an app that acts as a nutritionist, a fitness coach and physician, among other roles, for patients with diabetes who struggle while navigating through their day-to-day lives.
  • 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.
DCG Expeditions VC Fund · Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Luno Expeditions is a global early-stage investor supporting fintech & crypto founders on their journeys to build the next generation of financial services.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Blockchain
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, India, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Onmeta — Onmeta
  • Anchor — Anchor is building the infrastructure needed for businesses to build, launch, and scale banking and payment solutions.
  • Sealance Corp. — Sealance provides financial services, cryptography and other services.
Launch Africa VC Fund · Ebène, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius · 18 investments in the past 12 months
Launch Africa is a leading Pan-African VC fund solving the significant funding gap in the Seed and pre-Series A investment landscape in Africa.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, South Africa, 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.
  • Zanifu — The zanifu platform, allows small retailers in Sub Saharan Africa, to procure inventory from their suppliers & pay later.
  • Fixit45 — Your best ever automobile service experience awaits you.
Richmond Bassey Angel · Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
Richmond Bassey is the Co-founder and CEO at Bamboo. He served as the Chief Of Staff for Helium Health prior to that.
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Investment focus
  • Payments, Financial Services
  • Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Klump — Use Klump to buy today, and pay in 4 equal instalments over 3 months! Businesses accept payments and increase conversion rate and revenue. The Easy Life! Try it now.
Jump Capital VC Fund · Chicago, Illinois, United States · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Jump Capital is a thesis-led venture investor specializing in scalable software opportunities in fintech, crypto, IT and data infrastructure, the future of commerce, digital media, and vertical SaaS solutions. In addition to capital, Jump provides advocacy and support for entrepreneurs, complemented with institutional-level resources.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Software, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Singapore, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Raiinmaker — Multi - Chain Layer 2 Network. Powered by AI, Secured by Bitcoin.
  • Lava Network — Lava Network aims to be a marketplace for blockchain data.
  • Sanctum — Say hello to the infinite-LST future
Oluchi Enebeli Angel
Oluchi Enebeli
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency
  • Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Stakefair — Stakefair is an ecosystem of blockchain, crypto and DeFi products.
Yellowwood VC Fund · Johannesburg, NA - South Africa, South Africa
We help build more purposeful businesses through marketing insights, marketing strategy and marketing planning
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Investment focus
  • Payments, Financial Services
  • Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Klump — Use Klump to buy today, and pay in 4 equal instalments over 3 months! Businesses accept payments and increase conversion rate and revenue. The Easy Life! Try it now.
Nehikhare Igbinijesu Angel
Nehikhare Igbinijesu
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency
  • Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Stakefair — Stakefair is an ecosystem of blockchain, crypto and DeFi products.
Olugbenga Agboola Angel
Olugbenga Agboola is the Co-Founder and CEO of Flutterwave. He previously worked at Africa Fintech Foundry as a Senior Entrepreneur In Residence. Olugbenga Agboola attended MIT Sloan School of Management.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Internet
  • Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Nigeria, Kenya, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • tushop — Tushop is a community group buying platform where members can sell groceries to those in their social networks and communities.
  • Curacel — Curacel creates APIs & tools that enable businesses to embed insurance in digital channels and to administer claims cost-effectively.
  • 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.
Selma Ribica Angel
Selma Ribica
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Investment focus
  • Payments, Software, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Kenya, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Klump — Use Klump to buy today, and pay in 4 equal instalments over 3 months! Businesses accept payments and increase conversion rate and revenue. The Easy Life! Try it now.
  • Ilara Health — Ilara Health brings accurate and affordable diagnostics to rural Africans through miniature, AI-powered diagnostic devices that are integrated via a proprietary technology platform and distributed directly to primary care doctors.
Thrive Africa VC Fund
​Thrive Africa is is an impact investment platform connecting global capital with impact opportunity
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin
  • Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Stakefair — Stakefair is an ecosystem of blockchain, crypto and DeFi products.
  • Bitmama — Bitmama is the best cryptocurrency trading platform that lets you buy, sell Bitcoin, ETH, Celo, USDT, XRP, and more. Available in Nigeria & over 100 countries.
China Creation Ventures (CCV) VC Fund · Beijing, Beijing, China · 2 investments in the past 12 months
China Creation Ventures (CCV) was founded by the former KPCB China Managing Partner, Wei Zhou, and his TMT investment team of many years in KPCB China. With the majority of members from KPCB China, CCV has developed deep domain expertise and insight in the TMT industry. The companies they invested at early stage include JD.com (NASDAQ:JD),CreditEase (NYSE:YRD), Rong360 (NYSE:JT), ID5.com, Himalaya FM, Tan Tan Mobile Social (acquired by Momo, NASDAQ: MOMO), VenusTech (SZ:002439), Manzuo.com (acquired by SuNing), Miaopai Mobile Video (Yixia.com), ULUCU (NEEQ:837110), Miaozhen Systems, Asia Innovation Group, Meican.com, Scinor Water (acquired by TRCE:300332), KJY Water (NEEQ:835159), Arrail Dental, etc. Many of the CCV’s portfolio have seen significant business growth and closed a new round of financing, including JD Digit, Wanka Online (HKSE:1762), Perfect Corp, Perfect, Ice Kredit, Zuzuche, Veer VR, Menya, Bizvane, Joyrun, Cowa Robot, Lomotif, Dingdong Class, Shukun Technology, Yunhu Health, etc.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Manufacturing, Software
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • China, Taiwan, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Aventurier — Aventurier offers cleaning robots that relieve workers of repetitive cleaning jobs while drastically increasing the efficiency and intelligence of cleaning operations.
  • U Power — U Power is an intelligent electric vehicle company that builds cars for scenarios. It aims to enable scenario owners to define cars through standardized UP super chassis and to achieve Car as a Service. The company is headquartered in Xuhui District, Shanghai, China.
  • WeZhi Airlines — WeZhi Aviation focuses on medium and large general unmanned transport aircraft , and the company aspires to be a global provider of intelligent aviation-related technological goods and services.
Kesho Capital VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom
Kesho Capital invests in start-up and early-stage companies with a mission to resolve global problems and provide value.
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Investment focus
  • Payments, InsurTech, Insurance
  • Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Klump — Use Klump to buy today, and pay in 4 equal instalments over 3 months! Businesses accept payments and increase conversion rate and revenue. The Easy Life! Try it now.
  • Octamile — Octamile is Africa's best Embedded Insurance & Claims Automation solution for Insurers & B2C businesses. Get a quote today...
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