We believe the next Jeff Bezos will be African!
Moving fast and investing with conviction
Adding value with no overhead.
Finding the best win-win opportunity.
Our investment pillars consist of what
we like to call the 5 T’s.
Solid founders who are committed to the startup and each other. They have the background, experience, specialization, skills, and desire to execute their vision
It’s not enough to have a great team. They need the temperament to attract, hire, train and retain great people.
How large is the market they’re serving and is the timing right? Do they have the right team with the temperament to capitalize on this market opportunity?
Regardless of what the product/service is, is it a good offering that solves an urgent market problem (people have it now), pervasive (lots of people have it), and valuable (they will pay to solve it)?
They need to show initial indications of product-market fit that generates at least $5k - $100k/MRR at a 10% MoM.
We invest in asset-light B2B/B2B2C tech and tech-enabled software companies across 8 verticals FinTech, HealthTech, EdTech, Logistics, Mobility, Marketplaces, B2B SaaS, and AgriTech.
Pre-seed and Seed
We treat all applications, whether submitted through a cold pitch or a warm introduction, with the same level of consideration. Our process for evaluating them includes:
The startup review process begins with founders submitting their pitch deck through our website. Founders can provide as much or as little information as they choose.
Our Associate then reviews the submissions as they come in, moving the startup to the next stage if it aligns with our thesis
In the first meeting, we evaluate the team, temperament, timing, technology, and traction, determining whether to reject, put on hold, or proceed to the next stage.
The second meeting involves a GP review of product-market fit, resilience, market opportunity, and the potential value we can provide.
The final review is to do our research and due diligence, then return to the team if we have further questions or concerns.
A decision is made on whether to invest or not.