Ingressive Capital launches its online application for early-stage founders based in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

“Fundraising is difficult. We want to help the best and the brightest founders across Africa stay focused and keep building. We’re looking for great ideas built by solid teams. No matter where you are in Sub-Saharan Africa, apply. We’re looking for the best of the best, irrespective of who you know or where you’re based,” says Maya Horgan Famodu from Ingressive Capital.

Our Search

  • You have launched your startup / have initial traction (i.e. money, users, etc.).
  • You have a clear business model.
  • You are a high growth technology business targeting a scalable market.
  • You and your team are bright, hungry, and know your market better than anyone else.
  • You are an early stage startup.

“We are looking for grinders. People who have an inclination to dream big and have real plans to actually get there,” says Yacob Berhane from Ingressive Capital.

Ingressive Capital’s past investments include Paystack, Tizeti, which recently raised significant Series A investments, AwaBike and more.

Why Ingressive Capital?

In addition to being one of the few active seed stage VCs in the region, Ingressive Capital (IC) leverages its global network to assist with growth.

We plug startups into new major clients, new investors, talent, and provide financial support.

Through IC’s network of limited partners (investors in their fund) including those who run Y Combinator, Techstars, WTI, and over 10 other top funds and accelerators, Ingressive Capital help companies get follow-on funding from abroad.

The sister company, Ingressive LLC, serves top international tech businesses and investment funds seeking to enter and operate across Sub-Saharan Africa, or support / acquire local startups. So far, the firm has served more than 50 global firms and investors who have gone on to make over 30 investments in the region, also holding a network of technical talent including 10,000 developers and designers. This network is leveraged to support portfolio companies as well.

For local support, please contact your regional representative:

How to apply

Ingressive Capital is a sector agnostic. Fintech or manufacturing tech; ISP or logistics; O&G tech or health-tech–if you’re focused on a scalable market, apply online and get a decision in 30 days or less.

You can also stay updated with Ingressive Capital’s regional events or join the Slack community of developers, founders or designers.

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Ingressive is a market entry and market operations firm for local and global enterprises seeking expansion in Africa. Our direct access to a wide network of technical talent, founders, and other local partners offers our clients an unmatched view into the realities of doing business in “Silicon Africa,” access to hard-to-reach customer segments, and investment opportunities.