FirstCheck Africa invests in exceptional founders tackling complex problems in deep markets to build great companies.
Powering financial services for Africa's global workforce
Cleva provides USD banking products for remote workers and freelancers in emerging markets.
Enabling the growth of retail-focused SMEs in Africa
Kola Market is a full-stack B2B e-commerce platform providing sales as-a-service, smart inventory and product financing to SMEs.
Fixing B2B supply chain gaps in construction
Jumba is a B2B platform that simplifies the purchasing and financing of construction materials for retailers and independent contractors.
FirstCheck Africa is committed to the growth of African startups, which is evident in the support and feedback they are willing to offer founders. I strongly recommend them!
Creating cutting-edge skincare for African women
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.
We were strategic about the investors we wanted and FirstCheck Africa ticked all our boxes: founder friendly, mission-aligned, supportive, accessible and future-focused.
Providing credit infrastructure for financial services
Akiba Digital enables lending to SMEs and thin-filed customers with embedded finance solutions and alternative credit scoring.
Designing a better checkout experience for online merchants
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.
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.
Providing banking services to supply-chain SMEs
Pivo is a digital bank that’s creating tailored credit products and banking services for SMEs serving Africa’s major supply chains.
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.
Helping students in developing markets study online
Foondamate brings the internet, through WhatsApp and Facebook chatbots, to students with limited data access in developing markets.
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.
Enabling convenient healthcare services for women
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.
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.
Building a better household grocery shopping experience
Tushop is a social commerce company that aggregates community-level demand for groceries to give its customers better pricing and convenient delivery.
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!
Democratising access to diagnostic lab testing
Healthtracka’s at-home diagnostic testing platform allows users to order laboratory tests, receive fast, accurate results and book 1-on-1 doctors’ reviews.
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.
We invest in pre-seed and seed-stage startups with at least one female founder or co-founder
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