An insight into how the Ventures Platform Fund works


In Nigeria today, one can hardly think of an institution that is supporting the growth of startups without Ventures Platform coming to mind.

Founded on June 3, 2016, Ventures Platform has been actively finding, funding, and supporting innovative companies solving problems in Africa. Through its Ventures Platform Fund, it has invested in no less than 28 companies, in the fields of healthcare, financial services, agriculture, education, big data, and Internet infrastructure.

Prominent startups that have been funded by the Ventures Platform Fund include Paystack, Tizeti, PiggyVest, Thrive Agric, Printivo, Accounteer, ThankU Cash, Reliance HMO, Kudi, Trove Finance and Seamless HR.

L-R: Kayode Oyewole, Kola Aina

Over the years, Kola Aina, the pioneer founder, has led activities of the funds with support from partner, Kayode Oyewole.

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