Akili lives at the nexus of the African innovation ecosystem.

Akili lives at the nexus of the African innovation ecosystem. We are a full stack venture development company, with a focus on ecosystem building, accelerating and empowering the next generation of great African enterprises and entrepreneurs.

We are a part of the Prehype family and have collectively invested in, built, and/or accelerated ~50 startups over the past decade, with the backing and buy-in of some of the world’s biggest brands, foundations, investors, and entrepreneurs. The companies that we have built and worked with have created more than $2 billion in value and have been acquired by the likes of Dropbox, Microsoft, Facebook, and Danone.

Having worked across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, Akili is the Prehype network’s Africa-specific initiative to address the funding and startup infrastructure gap on the continent. We exist to connect people and problems (read: opportunities) to capital and markets and explore strategic synergies that attract financing, partnerships, business development, sales, and IP to entrepreneurs building the future of Africa and the world.

We do this through four core services: Akili.report (research and opportunity mapping), Akili.ventures (venture building and innovation consulting), Akili.vc (fund management), and Arabella Labs (design, UI/UX, development, and product).


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Location Kampala, Uganda
Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Zambia
Agribusiness, Agritech, Biotechnology and medical research, Clean technology and energy, Construction and manufacturing, EdTech, Fintech, Healthcare, HealthTech, Smart city solutions, Transport and logistics, UAVs (drones)