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Five Angel Investors That Fund Start-Ups


Angel Investors are affluent individuals who provide capital for business start ups. Usually, it comes in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.

Perhaps you are considering an Angel Investor for your next business idea. Here are a list of players who are interested in African start-ups:

500 Startups

This early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator was founded by Dave McClure and Christine Tsai in  Mountain View, California. It was founded in February 2010. Consequently, it seeks to back talented entrepreneurs in creating successful companies.

500 Startups participated in the 2017 Aella Credit round and has invested in these Egyptian companie:  Mumm, Breadfast and Eventtus.

Website: www.500.co


Adlevo Capital

Adlevo Capital is a Mauritius-based private equity fund manager. Even more, it has a local presence in Lagos.

Consequently, it targets investments in companies with strong management and big market opportunity.

Website: www.adlevocapital.com


Greycroft Partners

Greycroft is an American private equity firm.

It led the $10 million round raised by Nigeria’s Flutterwave.


Website: www.greycroft.com


Ventures Platform

Most noteworthy, Ventures Platform supports post Minimum Viable Product (MVP) teams.

It is active in Abuja. Even more, it is eyeing Lagos.

Website: www.venturesplatform.com


Y Combinator

Y Combinator is an American seed accelerator.

It has been investing in African tech start-ups. Consequently, it has invested in Tizeti, the Nigerian Internet Service Provider.

Website: www.ycombinator.com


Finally, visit www.smefinance.org to read more.

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