Kinyungu Ventures

A New Way Forward for Venture in Africa

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.


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Location Nairobi, Kenya
Targets Africa
Sectors Sector agnostic


  • Tony Chen
    Managing Director
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    Nairobi, United States of America