Identifying sources of funding for your venture has never been easier. We have identified a list of impact crowdfunding platforms/investors/venture capital firms investing in early stage and mature SMEs on the continent. 



Babyloan: Philanthropic microcredit + crowd funding platform.

Blue Bees: Francophone crowd funding platform for ag start-ups. 

FADEV: Francophone crowd funding platform targeting African start-ups.

Go Fund Me: #1 fundraising website. 

Indiegogo: Where entrepreneurial projects come to life.

Kickstarter: World's largest funding platform for creative projects.


Impact Investment

4G Capital: Provides instant access credit for small business growth in Africa.

Accion:  Providing microentrepreneurs the opportunity to access affordable financial services.

Acumen: Invests in companies, leaders, and ideas changing the way the world tackles poverty.

Cordes Foundation: Focuses on alleviating global poverty and empowering women by harnessing the power of capital markets.

DOEN: Offers financial support to entrepreneurs with sustainable, cultural, and socially-engaged initiatives.

d.o.b.:  Provides business support that adds value and growth to portfolio companies.

Echoing Green:  Supports  next-generation talent in solving the world's biggest problems.

Globalislocal: Social investment fund pioneering finance for small and growing businesses in developing countries.

Gray Ghost Ventures: Invests in innovative early-stage enterprises that contribute to the well-being of low-income communities.

Growth Mosaic: Prepares businesses to access and manage growth capital.

Kiva: Connects people through lending to alleviate poverty.

LGT Venture Philanthropy: Support organizations with positive social or environmental impact financing, know-how and access to networks.

Low Carbon Enterprise Fund: Provides finance, technical, and management support for low carbon social enterprises in the developing world.

Media Development Investment Fund: Provides affordable loans, equity investments, loan guarantees, and technical assistance grants.

ResponsAbility Investments AG: Focuses on development investments and offers professionally-managed investment solutions to private and institutional investors.

Root Capital: Social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerables places in Latin America and Africa.

TriLinc Global: An impact fund manager that uses capital markets to solve some of the world's most pressing challenges.

Trillium Asset Management: Socially responsible asset management firm.

Triple Jump: Manages and and advises funds that aim to invest responsibly in developing countries.

USAID Development Innovation Ventures: Partners with a variety of organizations, including small businesses, to support and implement a wide range of development programs.

VentureWell: Enable powerful approaches to stimulating science and technology invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship on univertsity and college campuses.

Voxtra: Invests in companies linked to improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.


Venture Capital

88pmh: Investing in web/mobile startups that target the African markets.

Adlevo Capital: Focused on investments into technology-enabled companies across sub-Saharan Africa.

Africa Media Venture Fund: Mobilizes capital and experience in the Netherlands to invest in entrepreneurs in the media sector and SMEs in the African media industry.

CrossBoundary: Investment firms focused on frontier markets.

EchoVC: Seed and early stage technology-focused venture capital fund operating in sub-Saharan Africa, North America, and Southeast Asia.

Investeq Capital: Engaged in the business of arranging trade and asset finance for SMEs in Africa.

Investisseurs & Partenaires: Impact investment firm focused on building and supporting SMEs in Africa.

Intel Capital: Invests in developers and providers of hardware, software, and services across numerous sectors.

Investment AB Kinnevik: International telecommunications and media company that provides digital lifestyle services to customers in Latin America and Africa.

I/O Ventures: Early stage seed fund that focuses heavily on mentorship.

Invenfin: Long term equity partners focused on businesses well beyond the seed or start-up stage.

TLcom Capital LLP: Venture capital firm focused on telecom, media, and technology companies in Europe, Israel, and sub-Saharan Africa.