Emerging markets in sub-Saharan Africa are fast becoming data-rich environments shaped by dramatic increases in B2B and consumer web and mobile technology use. A broad range of business verticals are ripe for disruptive entrepreneurial ventures that leverage technology and data strategies to address market inefficiencies, cut high transaction costs, and deliver products and services that can gain economies of scale. These ventures have the potential to generate outsized market returns while catalyzing entrepreneur-led economic development and social impact.
We look to partner with entrepreneurs and their seed-stage companies where there is an opportunity to:
Invest in companies with excellent teams focused on lowering transaction costs in B2B contexts using mobile or online technologies and sophisticated data strategies.
Deliver products and services that can scale regionally.
Generate outsized commercial returns and impact to our funders.