AFI connects global private capital to Africa's most innovative companies.
We enable Africa's next billion to secure a continent's transformation.
Our deal sourcing solution drives innovation, growth, and integration
across the world's fastest-growing frontier.
We nurture the seeds of Africa's growth.
We are the gateway to Africa's most promising ventures
Our client-focused matchmaking integrates the entire value chain of private investment.
We provide a seamless entry point for direct investment opportunities on the continent,
with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
We leverage local networks and research.
Investors receive accurate deal data.
Startups gain valuable knowledge.
We create real growth for our clients.
We de-risk the ecosystem for investors.
We align incentives across the startup ecosystem.
We connect private investment to Africa.
Investors benefit from increased deal flow.
Companies secure access to much-needed capital.
AFI creates visibility on the undiscovered investment opportunity
We are constantly looking for transformative companies, solving big problems, and
unlocking lasting investment opportunities.
Tech-enabled startups will write Africa's future, innovating local marketplaces to secure affordable access to goods and services across the continent.
Strategic capital will turn proven solutions into viable
opportunities for regional and international expansion. We work tactically to connect qualified companies to Growth.
Assimilating a rapidly growing startup ecosystem with an equitable share in capital will integrate Africa's investment landscape into global markets.
Gbenga heads strategy and global business development at AFI, having covered African markets with UBS Switzerland, and HSBC Private Bank.
He has advised high-level public and private actors as a former Consultant and brings specialist insight on public policy, entrepreneurship and investment opportunities in Africa.
Adam heads communications and is leading AFI’s digital transformation. As a private consultant, he has spent several years helping both local and international companies gain success in markets across Africa.
His background and expertise provide AFI’s stakeholders with unique viewpoints, empowering their decision-making on both the African start-up and investment landscape.
Toyosi leads operations at AFI and is responsible for strategy execution and stakeholder management.
His background as an early-stage VC in Europe and angel investor in African startups frames a capacity for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities on the continent.
Finding The Frontier | June 2020
In Finding The Frontier, we examine the trajectory and velocity of sub-Saharan Africa’s growth story in the context of COVID-19 and begin to uncover investment opportunities across its regional ecosystems.
A fast-growing, young and urbanising population has led to an increase in product penetration rates and closed the inclusion gaps. Tech-enabled companies well positioned to capitalise on these and other trends discussed will enable the transformation of a continent and offer solid returns to savvy investors.
Beyond The Frontier | October 2019
In Beyond The Frontier, we examine Africa’s growth story, the current investment landscape, and provide country and sector analyses.
This wider perspective helps frame some key investment themes, enabling investors to make more informed decisions on opportunities across sub-Saharan Africa.