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DFC backs Novastar Ventures with $25 million to support African startups.

The U.S International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has invested $25 million in Novastar Ventures to support and invest in early stage startups in Africa

This investment will enable the Pan-African venture capital firm to continue its mission of backing innovative and impactful startups that are driving positive change in Africa. With a focus on sectors such as healthcare, education, and financial inclusion,  Novastar has already made significant investments in several African startups.

Novastar will roll out the funding under its new investment vehicle Africa People + Planet Fund. The Africa People + Planet Fund is Novastar’s third pool after the $108 million Africa Fund II, which saw it widen its geographical reach to include West Africa.

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