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FirstCheck Africa invests in exceptional founders tackling complex problems in deep markets to build great companies.

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Uncover

Creating cutting-edge skincare for African women

Personal Care

Uncover

Uncover is a digital-first skincare brand that combines cutting-edge Korean technology with premium African ingredients to formulate innovative, affordable products made for African women.

Country
Kenya
Sector
Personal Care
Founder(s)
Sneha Mehta
Jade Oyateru
Catherine Lee
We were strategic about the investors we wanted and FirstCheck Africa ticked all our boxes: founder friendly, mission-aligned, supportive, accessible and future-focused.
Sneha Mehta
Kenya
Personal Care
Seed
Akiba Digital

Providing credit infrastructure for financial services

Financial Services

Akiba Digital

Akiba Digital enables lending to SMEs and thin-filed customers with embedded finance solutions and alternative credit scoring.

Country
South Africa
Sector
Financial Services
Founder(s)
Tebogo Mokwena
Tebogo Mokwena
South Africa
Financial Services
Seed
MoneyHash

Designing a better checkout experience for online merchants

Financial Services

MoneyHash

MoneyHash is building a super API for payments that enables merchants to provide a unified checkout experience for their customers and access data through a central dashboard.

Country
Egypt
Sector
Financial Services
Founder(s)
Nader Abdelrazik
Mustafa Eid
Anisha Sekar
We look for partners that can amplify our voice and advocate for diversity in VC. We’re a proud portfolio company of FirstCheck Africa – they bring a unique and thoughtful perspective.
Nader Abdelrazik
Egypt
Financial Services
Pre-Seed
Pivo

Providing banking services to supply-chain SMEs

Financial Services

Pivo

Pivo is a digital bank that’s creating tailored credit products and banking services for SMEs serving Africa’s major supply chains.

Country
Nigeria
Sector
Financial Services
Founder(s)
Nkiru Amadi-Emina
Ijeoma Akwiku
FirstCheck Africa’s investment was a door-opener. They continue to hold the door open for Pivo, helping us expand our networks and achieve month-on-month growth.
Nkiru Amadi-Emina
Nigeria
Financial Services
Pre-Seed
Foondamate

Helping students in developing markets study online

Education

Foondamate

Foondamate brings the internet, through WhatsApp and Facebook chatbots, to students with limited data access in developing markets.

Country
South Africa
Sector
Education
Founder(s)
Dacod Magalula
Tao Boyle
FirstCheck Africa has been instrumental as a thought partner to Foondamate on the journey from pre-seed to seed, helping us build out our products, teams and processes.
Dacod Magalula
South Africa
Education
Pre-seed and Seed
Zoie Health

Enabling convenient healthcare services for women

Healthcare

Zoie Health

Zoie Health is a health & wellness platform that facilitates digital and in-person primary care consults and delivers contraception and diagnostic test kits to women in the comfort of their homes.

Country
South Africa
Sector
Healthcare
Founder(s)
Thato Schermer
Nonhlanhla Sitole
With FirstCheck Africa, we got a world-class investor and a hands-on partner that’s with us in the trenches as we build. They feel like part of the Zoie Health team.
Thato Schermer
South Africa
Healthcare
Pre-Seed
Tushop

Building a better household grocery shopping experience

Commerce

Tushop

Tushop is a social commerce company that aggregates community-level demand for groceries to give its customers better pricing and convenient delivery.

Country
Kenya
Sector
Commerce
Founder(s)
Cathy Chepkemboi
Website
tushop.io
FirstCheck Africa is fast, hands-on, well-connected and willing to help. They wrote the check that launched Tushop. We can't recommend them highly enough!
Cathy Chepkemboi
Kenya
Commerce
Pre-Seed
Healthtracka

Democratising access to diagnostic lab testing

Healthcare

Healthtracka

Healthtracka’s at-home diagnostic testing platform allows users to order laboratory tests, receive fast, accurate results and book 1-on-1 doctors’ reviews.

Country
Nigeria
Sector
Healthcare
Founder(s)
Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson
Victor Amusan
FirstCheck Africa wrote Healthtracka’s first check! Eloho and Odun are not your regular VCs – they’re “we've got you, hands-on deck, what do you need?” kind of people.
Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson
Nigeria
Healthcare
Pre-seed and Seed
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