Tekedia Capital

Tekedia Capital invests in technology-anchored early stage startups and companies. Our opportunity antenna and grassroot connections with innovators enable us to see patterns as they develop.  We invite you to partner with us as we nurture and build category-king companies in Africa and beyond, and in the process advance citizens, communities and nations. At Tekedia Capital, we fund the foundations of the NEXT African economy. Our focus is on companies with primary operations in Africa even though they may be legally domiciled within or outside Africa.

We invest in mainly technology-anchored companies and are sector-agnostic which means those companies could be operating in any industry, including finance, real estate, education, health, logistics, etc. The opportunity is open for individuals in Africa, Africans in diasporas, global citizens in any place in the world, investment groups and organizations around the world.

Tekedia Capital Was Recognized As The Best VC/Angel Investing Group in Nigeria in 2021

Tekedia Capital provides a trusted and secure platform for individuals, institutions and investment groups anywhere in the world to invest at least $10,000 or local equivalent in technology-anchored companies with focus on Africa. The process flow is as follows:

If you cannot meet this requirement, find friends, colleagues, associates, etc, and come together under one company or legal business name, and through that company, all can invest. We work with many local investment clubs where friends, associates and partners pool funds to meet our minimum investment requirements. In other words, 10 friends, associates and partners can each contribute $1,000 and meet that $10,000 requirement besides sharing the burden of the membership fee (each now pays $100).

We understand that exits via the typical paths like IPOs and acquisitions are still evolving in Africa. More so, most startups rarely pay dividends early in their growth phases. Yet, Tekedia Capital will work where opportunities are available for investors to exit in portfolio startups as they raise higher rounds, once they attain higher valuations. Nonetheless, investors should expect at least 3-7 years before any exit could materialize.

The Founder of Tekedia Capital is Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe. He is an entrepreneur and a technology thought-leader in the domain of African technology business. He discusses the ecosystems daily at tekedia.com and social media including LinkedIn. Also, he coordinates one of the largest business schools in Africa, Tekedia Institute. Through these activities, he stays close to the pulse of markets, picking patterns, and investing on them. He will lead his team to source deals, filter them and present them to investors. You can read more about him here.

Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe invented and patented a robotic system which the United States Government acquired assignee rights. Dr Ekekwe holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees including a PhD in engineering from Johns Hopkins University, USA. He earned an undergraduate degree from FUT Owerri where he graduated as his class best student. While in Analog Devices Corp, he co-designed an accelerometer for the iPhone. A recipient of IGI Global “Book of the Year” award, a TED Fellow, IBM Global Entrepreneur and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Prof. Ekekwe has held professorships in Carnegie Mellon University and Babcock University, and served in the United States National Science Foundation Committee.

The South African press called him “a doctor of innovation” for helping organizations on the mechanics of business innovation, strategy, and growth. Since 2009, the Chairman of Fasmicro Group which controls many startups and entities has been writing in the Harvard Business Review. He was recognized by The Guardian as one of 60 Nigerians Making “Nigerian Live Matter” on Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day.

Early stage investment is generally risky even as the reward is also huge. Any investment will involve a high degree of risk of loss of the entire investment amount. Nonetheless, we bring our domain expertise and knowledge of the market to reduce the risks by vetting companies and their leaders. Yet, we expect investors to understand the risk barometer on companies they want to invest towards being in the right comfort zone.

At Tekedia Capital, we define disruptive innovation startups as startups which introduce technology-anchored and -enabled products or services that bring new basis of competition in the market. These startups have the capacity to rewire the ordinance of market systems, creating leverageable factors which can compound, outperforming the market. We find them in all industrial sectors – and we like to support them!

The video below explains at a top-level what we look for in startups to invest. We expect to receive your pitch deck.

Click here for Tekedia Capital related articles on Tekedia including some startups we have invested in.

The value of investments can rise and fall over time and you may get back less than what you started with. Past performance is not a useful guide to future returns, which are not guaranteed.