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VC firm Founders Factory Africa secures $114 million to support African tech startups

Founders Factory Factory, a renowned venture capital company, has secured $114 million in funding to support and accelerate the growth of tech startups across Africa.

The substantial investment underscores the confidence in the continent’s burgeoning tech ecosystem and its potential to drive innovation and economic progress.

Founders Factory’s funding will be strategically distributed across a diverse portfolio of startups spanning various sectors, including fintech, health tech, agritech, edtech, and more.

This approach reflects the company’s commitment to nurturing innovation across multiple industries, focusing on harnessing technology for positive societal impact.

The significance of Founders Factory’s approach extends beyond monetary investment.

Selected startups will receive financial support and access to a network of seasoned mentors, industry experts, and successful entrepreneurs.

This comprehensive support system aims to accelerate the growth trajectory of these companies and position them as leaders in their respective fields.

“We are excited to have new and dynamic funding, which follows on from previous investments into Founders Factory Africa by Standard Bank Group, Small Foundation and Netcare Group,” Founders Factory Africa co-founder Alina Truhina said.

The Ksh.16 billion funding milestone marks a significant leap forward for Founders Factory and the African tech ecosystem, emphasizing the value of strategic investment in nurturing innovation and fostering sustainable development on the continent.

Since its inception in 2018, Founders Factory has catalyzed over 55 African tech startups.

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