Investing in the next generation of African technology startups
Launch Africa Ventures
Launch Africa is a leading Pan-African VC fund solving the significant funding gap in the Seed and pre-Series A investment landscape in Africa. With a decade-long track record of venture building alongside some of the smartest founding teams in Africa, we back startups across multiple sectors, regions, and products that tackle the most meaningful challenges on the continent.
We invest our capital, time, intellectual resources, and global networks into leading B2B and B2B2C early-stage (pre-Series A), technology-driven startups with strong management teams and scalable solutions.
We invest up to $300k per transaction, primarily through S.A.F.E. notes or convertible notes. We expect our portfolio companies to be ready for their Series A round within 18 months of our investment.
Our process is efficient. It gives us the ability to invest in a few startups each quarter and allows founders to focus on their entrepreneurial pursuits. We actively co-invest alongside leading regional funds.
More than capital
We use our diverse global advisory networks and unique access to corporate distribution channels across Africa to unlock value for our startups through strategic partnerships and regional networks.
Tackling the most meaningful challenges on the continent
In Africa there is a unique commercial “need-to-have” vs. “nice-to-have” focus on investment sectors with the opportunity to
improve the quality of life of hundreds of millions by using technology.