Merge's 100 VCs. 6-10

With the third Merge version of the platform being released Merge has developed the "campaign" feature which lists 100 of the top African focused venture capital firms for startup founders to apply to. Check out numbers 6-10 below!



6. A15

Cairo, Egypt


A15 is an entrepreneurial company that invests in digital products and technology brands. They aspire to empower the human race to overcome its limits and expand its capabilities by creating real products for real people. They help them scale by providing them with investment, the support of our ecosystem, and act as their launchpad for expansion. It was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt.


We invest in growth start-ups, and help them scale by providing them with investment, the support of our ecosystem and act as their launch pad for expansion.

Previous investments include:

ARPU PLUS, Link Development, GENART, and more...










7. Play Ventures

Helsinki, Finland


Play venture invest early into the most promising free-to-play game studios and games services startups from across the globe. They live to help ambitious and passionate entrepreneurs create the next $100M+ gaming powerhouse.


Play invests globally! They've invested in startups across Europe, Asia, and North America. We're also looking for interesting opportunities in LATAM and CIS countries. Play's initial investment into a company typically ranges from US$500K - US$1M.


Previous investments include:

MPL, Clickwork Games, Funcraft, and more











8. Kingson Capital

Durban, South Africa


Kingson Capital invests in startups that have the potential to scale through Africa and into the US market.


Kingson believe South Africa needs a model that not only facilitates transformation, creates jobs and grows the economy, but gives the investor a sustainable, stable supply chain and a return on their capital. Kingson Capital will be launching a $100 Million fund focusing on high growth tech assets and black owned SME’s.


Previous investments include:

OneCart, finfind, SMEasy, and more...












9. Partech

San Francisco, USA

Partech is a global investment platform for tech and digital companies, led by ex-entrepreneurs and operators of the industry.


Partech invest from €200K to €50M in a broad range of technologies and businesses for enterprises and consumers, from software, digital brands and services to hardware and deep tech, across all major industries.


Previous investments include:

Bolt, beam, Chatdesk, and more...














10. Hlayisani

Stellenbosh, South Africa


Hlayisani Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm that is focused on growing sub-Saharan African businesses and entrepreneurs; putting them on the global map and transforming local economies and communities.


Hlayisani Growth Fund is a growth equity fund that invests in the ICT, manufacturing, agriculture, education and health industries. We look for high-growth, high-impact businesses able to deliver exceptional returns along with sustained socio-economic impact.


Previous investments include:

Snapplify, ikeja, GoMetro, and more...










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