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Convergence Partners is an investment management firm focused on the technology, telecommunications and media sectors.

Convergence Partners, founded in 2006,has a proven track record of developing new investment opportunities as well as actively adding value to investments across the life cycle of ICT assets.

As impact investors, Convergence Partners brings its skills, experience and capital to accelerate communications access and ICT infrastructure development on the Continent, focusing on initiatives that increase availability of communications, broadband services and new technology offerings to the people of Africa.

Convergence Partners is a seasoned pan-African private equity player, experienced in developing businesses to deliver enhanced returns while underpinning Continental development.

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Horizen Ventures is an early-stage fund focused on ICT and disruptive high and low tech solutions.

Horizen Ventures was founded in April 2004 as an early stage investment company initially focused on India-based technology and internet firms. In 2006, Horizen Ventures signed an exclusive partnership deal with SoftBank China & India Holdings(SBCI). Between August 2006 and December 2015, SBCI made 28 investments and Horizen Ventures’ portfolio grew to 12 companies, 5 of which were co-investments with SBCI. In most of those cases, Horizen led the co-investment and SBCI participated pro-rata.

Three of our 12 portfolio companies have exceeded $100m in peak market-cap and all three are still growing.

As we approach the 16th anniversary of our founding, we have also expanded our geography beyond India. Today, Horizen Ventures invests in the US, Singapore, India and South Africa.

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African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) develops and manages private equity infrastructure funds designed to invest long-term institutional unlisted equity in African infrastructure projects.

AIIM understands the African business environment and has experience spanning a range of infrastructure asset classes. We develop, create, advise and manage private equity infrastructure funds. AIIM has funds under management of USD2.4 billion and a track record extending across seven infrastructure funds. The funds managed and advised by AIIM are designed to invest long-term institutional unlisted equity in African infrastructure projects such as toll roads, renewable energy, power generation, port and communication infrastructure assets. With one of the most experienced infrastructure transaction and management teams in Africa, AIIM provides strategic, commercial, operational and financial expertise into infrastructure investment activities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. The depth of knowledge and experience within AIIM allows for the identification of quality investment opportunities as well as a disciplined approach to the investment and asset management process. AIIM has positioned itself as a leading infrastructure equity investment manager in the African landscape providing compelling investment opportunities that seek to deliver superior returns for investors, adding value through effective environmental, social and governance management, while making a tangible contribution to local economies and communities. AIIM was established in 2000 as a joint venture between the Macquarie Group and Old Mutual Investment Group. With a vision to become one of Africa’s premier alternative asset managers, Old Mutual Alternative Investments acquired Macquarie’s 50% shareholding in November 2015, making it the sole shareholder of AIIM.

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Hlayisani Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm that is focused on growing sub-Saharan African businesses and entrepreneurs.

Hlayisani Capital is a prominent private equity and venture capital fund manager focussed on unlocking unique high growth investment opportunities in South Africa and Africa. Founded by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, we are passionate about helping businesses to reach their true potential, providing capital, strategic support and access to global markets. Hlayisani Capital is a level 2 B-BBEE black-owned fund manager.

Hlayisani Growth Fund is a growth equity fund that invests in the ICT, manufacturing, agriculture, education and health industries. We look for high-growth, high-impact businesses able to deliver exceptional returns along with sustained socio-economic impact.

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CRE Venture Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in tech startup in Africa.

CRE Venture Capital partners with visionary entrepreneurs building category-defining tech companies in Africa. We bring the full arsenal of our capital, relationships, and experience to position the teams we work with for outsized success.

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Preferred investment stage
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mLab and its partners are embarking on an exciting project and you are invited to be part of it. They are attempting to host the largest online Artificial Intelligence (IA) lesson, ever, and they need your help. The target is 14 000 participants. 

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TuksNovation is a non-profit technology incubator and accelerator that is located at the University of Pretoria. TuksNovation provides start-ups with specialised product and business development support throughout their start-up growth journeys by assisting entrepreneurs to refine technologies and

Nelson Mandela Bay iHub is a business incubator located in Port Elizabeth and Thembalethu, George that supports businesses in ICT. The iHub has a specific focus on technologies that have the potential to disrupt existing value chains and facilitate market access for our incubatees whilst

Baobab LIMS is an African-led innovation that was developed as part of the B3Africa consortium. It is an affordable sample and laboratory management tool for biobanking that has been implemented in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), who previously (due in part to financial constraints), were...