Sub-Saharan Africa Portfolio


EchoVC+ (Growth) - in partnership with TPG Growth and The Rise Fund

Frontier Car Group builds and runs marketplaces focused on emerging markets in the auto sector. The focus of FCG is to increase efficiency of these markets through technology and infrastructure creation.

Gro Intelligence disrupts the existing fragmented agricultural data research market by structuring the world’s agricultural data, organizing and transforming it into searchable information, offering cloud-based decision support and predictive analytics.

SystemOne is an infectious disease diagnostics company. The company’s GxAlert® and Aspect® platforms ensure that the time and knowledge gap between diagnosis and reporting is closed by disseminating test results in real-time to clinicians, health ministries, regional/global health funders and patients. is a credit-as-a-service platform that allows business entities in emerging markets to provide credit services to their customers. The platform operates a financial analytics program for mobile data, creates credit models and assess credit risk for customers left out of conventional credit systems.

EchoVC (Seed & Early-Stage)

Kukua empowers children to learn through magically engaging experiences at the intersection of technology and entertainment. Sema is the company’s main character, the first African child heroine teaching children how to read, write and do basic maths through engaging game-based learning apps and an upcoming television show.

WorldCover protects farmers around the world from droughts, by offering satellite-enabled crop insurance delivered with mobile money.

FinAccess is a cloud-based platform-as-a-service offering a core banking application for co-operatives and other microfinance institutions in East Africa.

NextCounsel is a comprehensive Practice Management Solution for lawyers and law-firms. The company offers several modules such as Document Management, Accounting, CRM and HR making it a full-featured, fully customizable option for the legal profession.

S&T is Nigeria's #1 out-of-home digital advertising network. S&T offers location-based advertising on fuel pumps (AdPump) as well as an in-store digital advertising screen (AdEdge) in store aisle shelves to bring content and commercials to the point of purchase. is the largest online hotel booking platform in Nigeria and currently has over 10,500 hotels in Nigeria available for online booking.

Printivo is an on-demand, web-based printing platform which offers a product portfolio of printed materials, including business cards, flyers, key rings, greeting cards, letterhead, envelopes, stickers, banners, posters, etc.

Lifebank delivers critical medical products such as blood, blood products, oxygen, as well as vaccines to hospitals across Africa.

Cellulant is a leading multinational payments company in Africa on a mission to digitize payments for Africa's largest economies.

WhereIsMyTransport is a public transport data and technology company. The company connects and collects data in emerging market cities, unifying this information on its platform and offering an API to cities to power apps all throughout .

myPadi is a real estate startup connecting students with safe, secured & affordable off-campus accomodations.

Easyshop Easycook is a Nigeria-based online fresh food processor and grocer targeting working professionals and SMEs.

Ma3Route is a mobile/web/SMS platform that crowdsources transport data and provides users with information on traffic, matatu directions (i.e. public transport minibuses in Nairobi) and driving reports.