Akili Ventures is a permanent capital vehicle to build and grow the African entrepreneurial ecosystem
Who We Are
Akili is a long Africa permanent vehicle for investing and re-investing on the continent. We are not a fund, we are a flexible holding company that invests, builds, co-creates, and scales new ventures. We have and are growing a diversified portfolio of high growth African companies.
Akili believes that the future is African, and while the continent is full of entrepreneurs and hustle, it lacks some of the systems, processes and startup infrastructure taken for granted in other parts of the world. Akili empowers African entrepreneurs and operators, bringing them some of the best product, design and development expertise in the world, and the know-how of efficiently building ventures through customer development, validation, experimentation and prototyping.
For our investors and partners, Akili offers a unique ability to invest broadly in Africa's future, help propel its growth, solve critically important problems of the 21st century, work with great African entrepreneurs, and build generation defining value.
If demographics are destiny and outcomes are tied to growth, Africa is only accelerating its global relevance over the coming decades. In the next thirty years, 25% of the global population will reside in Africa. By the end of the century, 40%. Africa is the fastest growing continent measured by both population and GDP, with 6 of the 10 fastest growing economies and 14 nations with annual growth rates greater than 6%. Given this trajectory, in this century, as Africa goes, so goes humanity.
The most important problems, and biggest opportunities, of the 21st century are in Africa. To meet them, the continent's entrepreneurs and creatives will make themselves heard. Akili exists to support and build with them.
We believe in an African century, where the continent must play a leading role in humanity's growth and survival. Akili is helping to make it happen.
Invest With Us
Want to invest alongside us in some of Africa's incredible entrepreneurs? Akili Scout is an investment club and syndicate, aggregating dealflow from Akili's network of startups and entrepreneurs across the continent. We're currently transitioning to an operating rolling fund, we'll update our Scout LPs when we're ready, but feel free to join our syndicate in the meantime.
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