Tech startups will write Africa's future
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AfriFindInvest (AFI) is an advisory boutique enabling Africa’s early-stage tech founders to raise the capital they need to grow.
“Our commitment is to helping more founders raise more capital, more efficiently” Gbenga Odimayo, AFI Director.
Africa is one of the least forgiving fundraising environments. All too often, a lack of insider knowledge and the right networks prevent founders from raising the capital their companies deserve.
Based between Nairobi and London, AFI bridges Africa’s challenging investment gaps, ensuring early-stage startups across the continent have the opportunity to scale.
Building Founders’ Capacity To Raise
Access to capital is limited across a fragmented landscape
De-Risking the early-stage landscape
Visibility is limited by weak data and information
For the African tech startup ecosystem to flourish, we must build stronger connections between startups, investors and other key stakeholders.
Investors: find promising founders first
Partners: achieve capacity through collaboration
Startups: set sights on scale
Gbenga drives strategy and business development, bringing specialist insight on public policy, entrepreneurship and investment opportunities in Africa. Previously, he has covered African markets with UBS and HSBC.
An international career focused on the African continent has deepened Gbenga’s passion for supporting entrepreneurs on their path to scale. He has worked with startups in various life-cycle stages, providing them with multiple interventions and the resources to succeed.
Currently a Member of non-profit YLabs’ Board of Directors, he has also served as a Mentor with the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship.
Gbenga holds an MSc with Distinction and BA Joint Hons from the University of Bristol, UK.Email me
“We needed to ensure our data room was professionally done and that absolute transparency for our potential investors was upheld and initial trust and credibility established. Gbenga at AFI did an amazing job ensuring this was the case, I cannot recommend him enough.”
“Gbenga impressed me with his professionalism, communication, high quality of work, and adherence to timelines. He was able to take on a herculean task with short notice and develop a finished product that exceeded all expectations. Gbenga impressed me with his understanding and creativity. He is a true wordsmith and was able to translate my vision into a beautiful finished product. I could not have been happier with our interaction and the outcome of the project. I would highly recommend his services without reservation, he will not disappoint.“
"AFI’S Pre-Investment Technical Support has been a great value-add, both to our startup and to me personally. I highly recommend and look forward to keeping the collaboration going even beyond investor readiness."
AFI is proud to bridge Africa's most innovative companies to the world's most forward-thinking investors.