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Pan-African VC Firm EchoVC Launches $2.5 Million Pre-Seed Climate-Focused Fund

EchoVC, a leading pan-African venture capital firm dedicated to empowering underrepresented founders and underserved markets, has announced the launch of its latest pre-seed fund, EchoVC Eco Pilot Fund I.

This $2.5 million fund will focus on identifying and investing in the most promising early-stage startups with innovative solutions for climate, energy, and agriculture.

EchoVC, driven by the vision to become the Sequoia Capital for underestimated founders and markets, has established its presence with offices in Lagos, Nairobi, New York, and London.

The firm currently has a portfolio of nearly seventy companies, spanning a diverse range of sectors, including smart planet, healthcare, education, agriculture, climate, energy, AI, financial services, mobility, commerce, media, and connectivity.

The EchoVC Eco Pilot Fund I is designed to serve as a catalyst for very-early-stage enterprise development and innovation in climate, energy, and agriculture.

By targeting these critical sectors, the fund aims to foster sustainable solutions that not only address environmental challenges but also empower communities and contribute to an income uplift for all.

Through this pre-seed fund, EchoVC intends to identify and support the most promising startups with the potential to revolutionize climate, energy, and agriculture.

The firm’s investment strategy will focus on early-stage ventures that are poised to disrupt traditional industries and propel sustainable development across Africa and beyond.

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