Venture in Africa is often misaligned as a cut-and-paste strategy from traditional venture capital models. That changes now.
Kinyungu Ventures catalyzes resilient businesses for local intergenerational prosperity. Based in Nairobi and Chicago, Kinyungu Ventures strives to do three things well.
Context: Provide wisdom in crucial moments
Connects: Leverage trusted relationships
Capital: Invest in great businesses
- We are crazy enough to invest in early ventures & SMEs
Friends and family can only get you so far, while VCs and banks see you as too risky. This infamous “missing middle” of investing $50-500k is our sweet spot.
- Unicorns are cool, but we love zebras
Many great small businesses don’t fit the typical VC profile, but have tremendous unfulfilled potential and are the engine of East Africa’s economy.
- We don’t just write checks, we go on the journey with you
We’ve been in your shoes. So, we know first hand the value of the right people, the right advice, at the right time.