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Early, informed and patient investment in Sub-Saharan Africa’s emerging innovators will drive sustainable financial benefit & meaningful social impact

We invest
About Us
 
Vision
We believe early, knowledgeable and patient investment in Sub-Saharan Africa’s emerging innovators will drive sustainable financial benefit & meaningful social impact.

Our Approach 
Makoe supports startups through consulting and advisory services, Equity investment, and direct loans. Our primary focus is sustainable growth and development in the areas of technology (Fintech, Edtech, Healthtech, Mobility, Agritech, social and environmental, and others provided they have high digital content). Beyond profitability and value creation, we aim to contribute to human progress and social well-being.

 

Our Objective

  • Support innovative startups' early development to the venture capital investment stage.

  • Reduce mortality rate by increasing seed capital 

  • Develop ecosystems and strengthen innovation clusters.

  • Encourage and support diversity

 
Our Services
  • Consulting and Advisory Services

  • Equity Investment

  • Direct Loans

1

Sourcing

 

During the sourcing stage, we partner with various incubators to observe growing talent. We also host and attend startup events, competitions and policy-driven initiatives to identify the most viable ventures. Impact network referrals also play an important role in our sourcing process.

2

Selection

 

The selection stage includes pro-bono mentoring and advising for eligible companies. Mentorship and observation is sustained for 6-12 months prior to investment event. During this engagement period, we validate the cultural fit of the company and build trusted relationships with the leadership team.

3

Ongoing Engagement

During the engagement stage, we sustain our financial investment through strategic and technical guidance. We advise on how to build winning teams and share operational expertise to deliver quality and efficiency. Furthermore, we help start-ups connect with markets and raise additional rounds of investment.

Investment Selection Process

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