Smart capital and growth support for Africa’s boldest Entrepreneurs.

Ventures Platform backs hungry and visionary founders with a deep-rooted desire to win; solving some of the hardest problems across Africa.

Starting a company is tough, hard and lonely, and founders have to make difficult decisions daily with limited information.  Finding the right community, partners, and support network from the beginning is a force multiplier. We love to partner with founders during their early days of starting a company.

We view inefficiencies across Africa as opportunities and we actively seek out founders’ massive value. 

Plugging these inefficiencies leveraging technology to create scalable products. In doing so, they will expand existing markets, and create new ones.

We optimize the outcomes of our portfolio companies by providing support around growth and talent management and granting founders access to our global network. We’ve built a network of engineers, designers, marketers, and investors who work together to provide these companies with exceptional support on the road to success.

We think in terms of founders, Market, and products. A great team, going after a big or growing market with a killer product.

Our Investments

We’ve invested in 28+ companies that push the edge of what’s possible. In the fields of healthcare, financial services, agriculture, education, big data, and Internet Infrastructure. Our companies aim to improve lives, change industries and advance humanity.


Getting quality marketing materials such as business cards and flyers is a major pain that requires multiple visits to a brick-and-mortar shop.Printivo helps Nigerian business print marketing and business materials with ease. Printivo is an online print shop, users log on to, pick a template they like and edit in real-time to taste, they […]

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Millions of transactions happen in Africa every day, but very few of those happen online. In Nigeria, just about 1% of transactions happen online. There are many barriers businesses have to face to accept payments online and fixing that is Paystack’s sole focus.Paystack is a payments platform that helps Nigerian businesses accept payments (debit and […]

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Nigeria has the highest number of internet users in Africa. However, internet infrastructure within urban environments remains a challenge in the country and the continent which makes connectivity poor and internet overly is leveraging the large wireless capacity available with wi-fi and plummeting cost of solar panels to create a low CAPEX/OPEX network of […]

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Thrive Agric

Food production is a huge problem across Africa, Nigeria farms less than 20% of its arable land and produces less than 20% of the food it consumes. 3 major problems affect smallholder farmers who constitute a bulk of the farming population: they can’t afford to finance increased production on their farms, they get poor yields […]

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Finding reliable and verifiable data on the continent is hard, data collection is a hassle in Africa. Businesses, governmental organizations, and foreign organizations find it difficult making informed decisions or choices due to a lack of accurate data.crowdForce crowd-source reliable data for individuals or organizations using smart mobile technology and a network of field agents. […]

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Millions of small businesses in Africa struggle to grow due to the lack of accurate financial accounts. They cannot access growth capital due to the trust gap between businesses and banks, they overpay taxes because their income cannot be accurately assessed and they lack insights about their businesses due to lack of data to base […]

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Thanks to Kudi, everyone can have their very own personal assistant/ account officer/money manager. Kudi makes it easier for people to pay bills and pay each other via messaging it also helps agents provide financial services to excluded communities. Kudi is a chatbot powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) that helps you with your finances just […]

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Reliance HMO

Access to affordable health coverage is out of the reach of lots of Africans. Less than 10% of the African population have any form of health insurance coverage. Millions of Nigerians have never experienced quality healthcare for reasons ranging from lack of availability of qualified doctors to a lack of functioning healthcare systems.  Reliance HMO […]

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Many hospitals in Africa lack basic equipment because they simply cannot afford it. We constantly hear stories of people dying in hospitals not because they were chronically ill but because the hospital lacked the necessary infrastructure to properly treat the patients.  In comes Medical Devices As a Service (MDaaS), the startup that’s providing affordable and […]

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In Nigeria, it is not unusual for families to care for elderly relatives at home despite the specialized healthcare needs associated with aging. However, harsh economic conditions and urbanization are sending more working-class Nigerians farther away from home.  GeroCare is an affordable subscription-based medical service for the elderly that entitles them to regular doctor home […]

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The educational system across Africa is fundamentally broken. The traditional classroom system does not give the required one-on-one attention to individual learners. Students are grouped together and taught in the same manner irrespective of their individual needs and most times by incompetent teachers. ProTeach personalizes learning, by using technology to identify learning patterns of students […]

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The blue-collar industry in Nigeria and across Africa is broken, it’s hard to find reliable and quality artisans to place on jobs. Wesabi has simplified this process by doing the search and background check and placing them on an easily accessible platform. Wesabi is a platform where anybody can request for a reliable and well-trained […]

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Building a home is very very very expensive. In most cases, you have to deposit a large sum for the land before you can commence building. We see many incomplete buildings because a lot of people are forced to halt the building process due to a lack of funds. Homes that can be built in […]

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Nigeria has one of the lowest indexes for saving. Saving is a culture that we have yet to establish. PiggyVest is transforming the way we think about saving. The startup took the traditional ‘kolo’ (piggybank), turned it into an app and automated the saving process. Through the app, PiggyVest (formerly PiggyBank) helps Nigerian millennial and […]

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Thank U Cash

Thank U Cash is a multi-channel platform for businesses to acquire, retain and reward loyal customers at the point of payments for purchases. Thank U Cash processes payments and offer cashback to buyers every time they make a payment. The company’s technology is integrated into major banks in Nigeria and helps the banks monitor and […]

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Trove Finance

Trove is a micro-investing application that allows users to invest in financial securities in Nigeria (Government Bonds, Stocks) and also in international markets (US Exchange Traded Funds & Stocks of US companies) with the tap of a button.

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saltbox (formerly SparePad) is designed to serve the needs of Concrete Class Entrepreneurs with purpose-built space and a supportive resource-driven community via a simple, all-inclusive pricing model.

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(Formerly Migo is a cloud-based platform that enables companies to offer credit to their customers, augmenting traditional bank and payment card infrastructure. Companies like banks, telecommunications operators and merchants integrate Migo in their apps and Migo underwrites customers to provide them with a digital account and credit line. The customers can use this credit […]

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Verto FX

VERTO is a complete FX and payment marketplace built for business. VERTO provides liquidity and price discovery tools for international businesses. The marketplace provides easy access to exotic and foreign currencies with seamless international online payment services. Founders: Anthony Oduwole Ola Oyetayo Visit Website

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Send is a digital freight forwarding and courier service for African businesses. Send help businesses ship container and air cargo to Nigeria; managing the entire process — from users suppliers in China, US, UK, Dubai, and India, to the customs clearance and last-mile delivery to customers. Team: Larry Oti Kingsley Oti Visit Website

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Seamless HR

Seamless HR is an easy to use, robust cloud-based HR management software that handles all human resource processes end to end; Recruitment Management, Talent, Payroll and Learning Management. It focuses on helping businesses optimize staff productivity and retention.

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FunnelJoy is an all-in-one tool for digital entrepreneurs, marketers, and creators that helps them capture, convert, engage leads and sell products online.

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