Who We Are

We are an innovation factory. We identify and invest in solutions to some of the world’s toughest climate and development problems.  Working at the intersection of risk capital, technology, and emerging markets, we accelerate the pace at which innovation positively impacts economies, environments, and communities.

How We Work

We use a thesis-based investment strategy to identify critical market needs in energy, agriculture, mobility, and water. Then we use a technology-forward analysis coupled with our deep understanding of the economic contexts in which we work to identify investment opportunities. Where we don’t find solutions to the identified problems, we pull together world-class talent with technologies to incubate and then scale internal concepts.

We believe it is necessary to equip early-stage companies with more than just capital. We’re extremely hands-on at the seed stage and provide our companies with unparalleled support, which includes our post-investment Engage Platform, access to a network of fellow founders operating in emerging markets, channels to markets, and policy support.

With decades of combined experience supporting ventures in emerging markets, we’re obsessively focused on providing companies with the tools and resources they need to scale their businesses and impact globally. We advocate for non-dilutive grant funding where appropriate, and help companies become investment-ready for the next rounds of equity funding by helping them build a “ventureable package.”



Apollo Agriculture

Bringing commercial farming to everyone


Creating value from waste


Creating value from waste


Creating value from waste

Ampersand Solar

Mass market electric mobility to drive Africa forward


World class dried foods for India, income generation for rural women

Clean Crop Technologies

Next generation solutions for crop loss and food safety

Odyssey Energy Solutions

All-in-one platform to develop, finance, and manage distributed energy projects

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Simple yet powerful plug-and-play smart metering solution


Off-grid solar-powered cold rooms and packhouses for agribusinesses and food distributors


Improving supply chains to support farmers and provide businesses with the freshest produce


Software for remote operators maintaining critical assets


Upcycle batteries. Avert climate change.


Monitoring and optimizing water and wastewater treatments


Managing land to unlock value for smallholders


Innovative fintech platform accelerating access to solar power


Reducing post-harvest losses with a single-point of dehydration


Energy intelligence


Decreasing climate risk for all stakeholders along the agricultural value chain


Harnessing the power of bitcoin mining to electrify rural Africa

Beacon Power Services

Data and grid management solutions for power distribution in Sub-Saharan African cities


Real-time data monitoring to reduce losses along the cold chain


Electrifying Africa one vehicle at a time.


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Do you have a geographic preference?

We invest in companies that create impact in emerging markets. Historically, this has included Latin America, India and Africa. Today, our focus is entirely on Technology Ventures (regardless of location) that can have impact in Sub-Saharan Africa.

What stage of companies do you invest in?

We invest in companies at the pre-seed and seed stages. Our technical expertise and in-market knowledge allow us to see the impact and commercial potential of a technology when it is in the very early stages of development.

What industries do you invest in?

We focus on four industry verticals: mobility, agriculture, access to energy, and water.

What is your typical deal size?

Our typical deal size is 250-750k USD.

What is thesis-based investing?

Thesis-based investing requires deep domain expertise and discipline. We conduct thorough market research, stay abreast of technological innovations, and use techno-economic analysis to understand the ways markets need to change to positively impact the bottom of the pyramid.  Then we form our investment thesis based on these insights and invest in only the ventures that will instigate or accelerate that disruption. We update our theses as markets evolve to shift and stay in front of a sector.

What type of support do you offer startups?

The markets in which we invest pose unique challenges. We believe in equipping companies with more than just capital. Working alongside our ventures, we help them achieve scale and impact by providing strategic business advice, governance & oversight, and tailored support through our post-investment Engage Platform.

Our Engage Platform includes:

  • New company onboardings
  • Ongoing tailored education
  • An exclusive peer network
  • Access to pre-vetted service providers
  • In-kind services

More information can be found on our Engage Portal page.

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