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108 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa

At Omidyar Network, we believe market forces can be a potent driver for positive social change. That’s why we invest in both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations, whose complementary roles can advance entire sectors.  Our efforts are focused in five key areas that strengthen prosperous, stable, and open societies: Education, Emerging Tech, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights.

Omidyar Network does not accept unsolicited business plans, proposals, or personal requests. Any materials marked proprietary or confidential will be discarded.

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GreenHouse Capital is a fund with a mission to provide early-stage high-growth African technology start-ups with investment and support infrastructure.  The goal is centered around the Fintech Future of Banking, Education, and Renewable Energy. We are excited to support the next generation of tech disruptors and redefine the standards for African Tech Investment.

We are a global Network of tutors, advisors and Mentors who are successful founders, CEOs, Venture Capitalists and authorities in our fields. We Nurture High Growth technology Startups in emerging markets and provide a natural habitat for technology entrepreneur to flourish.

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Victoria Island, Balarabe Musa Crescent, Eti-Osa, Lagos, Nigeria

Singularity is a private investment company led by one of Africa’s most prominent and successful entrepreneurs, Issam Darwish, Founder, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of IHS Towers.

We look to invest in, and support, dynamic entrepreneurs and teams that lead disruptive technology, media and telecommunications companies which are building the future.

Our focus is at the early and growth stages of these businesses, where we can provide real strategic value through our network and experience to help them achieve scale.

We are always excited to speak to entrepreneurs that share our excitement and passion for making an impact. Lexi Novitske is our Africa-based Principal Investment Officer.

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Our portfolio includes Flutterwave, Paystack, AsokoInsight, Sliide Airtime, & Maliyo Games.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Naspers is a unique blend of venture capital and operating company that funds, acquires, builds and scales technology businesses. It combines venture capital investing with deep operational experience in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Naspers was an early investor in Tencent in China, mail.ru in Russia and Flipkart in India and remains invested in these leading companies today.

In total, the Naspers portfolio comprises more than 100 companies, many of which are the leader in their market.

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Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Founded in May 2014 and headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Frontier Digital Ventures is focused on becoming the world leader in online classifieds businesses in frontier markets. We are experts in the online classifieds space with a particular focus on property and automotive verticals and general classifieds websites, and we are proud of our amazing track record in building and supporting great companies.

We love frontier markets and thrive on the excitement and challenge they present and the opportunity they offer to self-starting entrepreneurs to become effective game changers. We seek out entrepreneurs with integrity, unwavering self-belief in their online classifieds business and extraordinary passion to make it succeed. With the extensive support we offer to them coupled with their own energy and work ethic, Frontier Digital Ventures is bringing outstanding online classifieds companies of global significance to their full potential and setting a new global standard of excellence in the field.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cactus Capital is the investment arm of Cactus Advisors that invests in early stage disruptive tech ventures across the African continent and beyond.

Our portfolio includes Flutterwave, E-factor, and IWI Africa.

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Stockholm, Sweden

Kinnevik is an industry focused investment company with an entrepreneurial spirit at its heart. Our purpose is to build the digital consumer businesses that provide more and better choice. We do this by working in partnership with talented founders and management teams to create, invest in and lead fast growing businesses in developed and emerging markets. We believe in delivering both shareholder and social value by building well governed companies that contribute positively to society.

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We are a company that builds companies. We focus on Lagos, Nigeria as the gateway to Africa. We focus on well defined and scalable revenue models.

If you are an internet-based start-up that is at seed-investment stage, please drop us an email and tell us why, succinctly, you are going to be the future of Africa’s Internet space.

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Dolphin Estate, Ikorodu Crescent, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

EchoVC Partners is an experienced seed & early stage technology-focused venture capital fund focused on financing and cross-pollinating leading technologies, teams, and business models in sub-Saharan Africa, North America, and Southeast Asia.

As stage-agnostic investors with a combined network of local and global connections, we bring a disruptive approach to investing at the technology intersection of consumer, media, data, & devices and leverage knowledge transfer from Silicon Valley as a driver to seed growth across borders.

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San Francisco, CA, United States

Rise Capital is a global investment firm that backs Internet-enabled businesses in Emerging Markets.

We believe that the Internet will continue to disrupt and reshape Emerging Markets in a profound way and seek to back world class entrepreneurs building industry-leading businesses in these markets.

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Kernel Fund is an Angel fund that invests seed capital in early stage companies with high growth potential. Our goal is to provide seed capital and strategic advisory resources to early-stage companies that focus on using technology to fill significant economic and infrastructure gaps for consumers and enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa.

We are a group of seasoned technology practitioners and investors with deep experience in building technology startups, technology strategy, marketing, M&A and finance. Our  team brings a wealth of experience to the table as business owners and individuals with rich careers in established technology firms such as Dell, Amazon & Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, etc. Our experience spans the USA, Europe and Africa in terms of professional and investment experience.

We look to invest in multiples of $25,000 – $50,000 in our portfolio companies in the initial seed round – the initial range is usually between $25,000 – $200,000. That investment brings with it a commitment to help grow the company which may include participating in future rounds as needed.

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