About us

Contributing to
Africa’s
Development

We are an international venture capital firm based in Japan that identifies fundamental social issues in Africa through research into the African market and deep involvement in the startup ecosystem.
We currently provide services to support African markets and startup ecosystems through special projects such as Acceleration Programs, Accelerator Support Programs, & our Africa Innovation Fund.

Service

We go beyond just connecting Japan and third countries to emerging markets,
advising on bridging the gap between markets and ecosystems.

Corporate Advisory
                               
We help corporations make informed decisions about how to engage, invest, or expand in African markets.

・Corporate VC investment advice
・Investment Sourcing
・Open Innovation programs
Start-up Advisory
                               
We help startups become more attractive to investors.

・Fund raising guidance
・Getting “Investor Ready”
・Financial Strategy
Venture Capital Investment
                               
We help clients reap strategic and financial returns though our investment offering.

・Investment advice
・Venture assessment
・LP investor care
International Expansion advisory (Japan, Africa)
                               
We provide consulting advice, market entry and expansion strategy, and international investor relations (relationship management, partnership forging, language barriers, negotiation, etc.)

Roadshows in Japan
・1-week stay in Japan for international delegations seeking to connect with the Japanese counterparts in Tokyo and Kansai region.
・1-on-1 meetings
・Exclusive networking events
Research
                               
We help clients identify and understand opportunities in line with their business objectives.

・On-demand micro and macro insights
・On-demand Industry-specific insights
Project Management
                               
We help turn ideas into tangible projects that engage stakeholders and reach clearly defined goals.

・Project structuring
・Project implementation
・Project management support

Team

  • Kohei MutoCEO
  • Gayama YannickManaging Director
  • Nobuko SteinmannManager
  • Albert MbithiAssociate
  • Kamil Orbisso MohamedProject Manager
  • Adaeze GbuforAnalyst
  • Koshiro AshizawaAnalyst
  • Frank AcheampongAnalyst
  • Takayuki MatsuoLegal Advisor

Portfolio