Orange Ventures Africa & Middle East

VC, early stage investor, Africa

Orange Ventures offers the best of tho worlds, coupling the independent and quick decision-making scheme of classic VCs with the access to the unique technological and commercial expertise of Orange Group.

It is a 350m€ fund to invest in early stage startups. 50m€ dedicated to the MEA region with 2 streams:

> Middle East & Africa Champions:

The stream has a broad tech investment scope and looks at fostering innovation and supporting local vibrant tech scene by seizing the potential of Middle East and African continent. Orange Ventures Africa team based in Senegal focuses on supporting unique founders with amazing execution capabilities building category-defining businesses in areas of Orange group expertise and beyond with pan African or global scaling potential.

Geographies: Middle East, North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa

Investment up to 5m€

Sectors: various including but not limited to Networks & IT, Digital enterprise, Cybersecurity, Fintech, Consumer, Gaming, Edtech, E-commerce

Stage: Series A & B

>Middle East & Africa Seed:

Special initiative addressing Seed companies to support the visionary entrepreneurs of Africa’s tech ecosystem at earlier stages

Investment up to 200k€

Geographies : Orange footprint in MEA such as for instance Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisian

Sectors: Tech-driven solution

Stages: Seed (under 1m€ raised in total equity funding)

Overview

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Location Orange Ventures Africa, Les Patios 2eme, rue 4, Point E, Dakar
Targets
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Northern Africa
Sectors
Agribusiness, Banking, Computer software, E-commerce, EdTech, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, HealthTech, Insurance, Mobile, Telecom

Team

Programs

Portfolio

Name Country Sector(s)
Moja Ride
Mobility as a Service for Emerging Markets
Côte d'Ivoire Fintech, Public transport
7keema
7keema is #1 Nursing Technology
Egypt Healthcare
Gebeya Inc
The best of African talent
Ethiopia Education, Software as a Service
Youverify
Empowering Africans with their Identity
Nigeria Computer software, Financial services
Dabchy
Dabchy is a peer-to-peer fashion marketplace
Tunisia E-commerce, Fashion, Retail

Activity