Exclusively in disruptive impact technology companies. enabled services and innovation for Sub Saharan Africa. Our current holding position reflects our core sector focus: Financial Services (FinTech), Digital Services, Healthcare and Cleantech.
Exceptional teams with an ambitious, market driven business vision that address untapped markets. We make equity investments as part of larger management support to achieve increased value generation and deliver relevant risk adjusted returns for investors.
Global solutions to African needs. Our team has over 30 years of combined diverse experience. We are successful entrepreneurs, investors, managers and experts and by leveraging investment resources from Lagos, Nairobi, New York our team is best positioned to provide global industry networks, financing and exit opportunities.
THERE IS ALWAYS A WHY
We earnestly desire to support the continent’s next stage of sustainable development using business models in key strategic development sectors such as financial inclusion, healthcare, education, e-services, etc.
HOW WE INVEST
Disruptive Innovation for Impact
Our investment strategy is clear: we are looking for disruptive innovation that can create long term positive impact. Combining the two, we have developed a proprietary growth strategy that will enable our portfolio to grow very fast in a capital efficient and non-dilutive way. Our definition for disruptive is unique: we employ multi-stage screening filters to make sure our fit with the management team is absolute.
Young companies, proven management team with complimentary skills. History of working together is an advantage
Innovative, commercially proven technology/business models with key competitive advantage and scaling potential.
Meaningful addressable market of both commercial and impact outcomes: at least $1 Billion and/or 1 Billion people impact
Solutions that take advantage of inefficiencies or value chain gaps using technological or market specific innovations
Focus on High Tech Businesses with any of dominant market positions, strong entry barriers, and predictable future pricing power.
Made for market
Differentiated Products/services: addressing regional ecosystem real needs & strategic goals, with identifiable market demand
The Founding Partners have worked together over the last 6 years and their personal and professional relationships have led them to invest, advise and build things together. Ron Margalit and Manasseh Egedegbe have raised over US$250m and managed $US2bn in AUM and three of the core team, Opeyemi Awoyemi, Olalekan Olude, and Ayodeji Adewunmi, started Jobberman and built it into a pan-African internet franchise. The team is complemented by Venture Partner, James Wanjohi, an accomplished corporate venturing and innovation expert.