Chanzo Capital is a venture and growth capital firm, investing Capital, Capacity and Community in high-tech Startups and Scaleups in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa (KINGS) – these countries make up the "KINGS" of Africa's digital economy. – Hence our fund is called the "KINGS FUND.".
We invest between $500K and $5M staggered over the exponential growth phase of the company from Series A to C. We also make Seed investments.
The firm intends to finance the growth and development of the high-tech sector through the provision of Capital, Capacity and Community to our portfolio of companies and the entire ecosystem in Africa.
We have being developing the Capacity of our portfolio companies by strengthening the leadership of the senior management teams and introducing corporate governance. We also help in re-organizing the corporate and organizational structure of the businesses.
He is an investor and developer of new businesses with 20 years’ experience spanning across 32 countries in Africa gained through a number of successful tech start-ups.
Ian is a leading product and innovation leader with over 20 years’ worth of experience in technology, corporate venturing and start-ups.
Tinyiko Valoyi is an entrepreneur and venture builder with 18 years’ experience in corporate ventures and startups.
7 years Technical Experience in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya. BA in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Ghana.
8 years Finance and Admin experience in Ghana. Chartered Certified Accountant with a Higher National Diploma in Accounting from Takoradi Polytechnic and BSC Business Administration from Open University Malaysia.
Below are our Advisory board members;
Esther Dyson is an angel investor and chairman of EDventure Holdings. Her primary activity is investing in and nurturing start-ups, with a recent focus on health care, human capital and aerospace.
Mawuli Ababio is an Investment Banker with over 25 years’ experience in structuring private equity and project financing transactions in Africa.
Sheila Reindorf is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau SA a Multi-Family Office located in Geneva, Switzerland which is a neutral competence center for On/Off- shore structuring solutions...
Mr. Spears is a Managing Partner at Skytree Capital Partners and specializes in real estate transactions and impact investing.
Ambassador Nozipho January-Bardill has extensive experience in both the local and international public and private sectors.
Ethan Zuckerman is an entrepreneur and academic currently serving as director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and an Associate Professor of the Practice at the MIT Media Lab.
Andile Ngcaba is chairman, founder and majority shareholder of the investment group Convergence Partners a private equity firm that invests in the Telecom, Media and Technology sector in Africa.