FIVE35 Ventures is committed to unlocking capital and growth opportunities for female-focused early stage African technology startups.

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Who Are We?

With a decade-long track record of venture building alongside some of the smartest female-led founding teams in Africa, we back female-focused startups across multiple sectors that tackle the most meaningful challenges across the continent.

Our philosophy is to engage with a diversified portfolio of female-led, female-managed and female-impacted companies

Target Investments

We invest in startups that have a core focus on females, in alignment with the 2xchallenge:

Investment Type

We invest primarily in Seed Stage companies through S.A.F.E. Notes or Convertible Notes. We expect our portfolio companies to be ready for their next round within 6-18 months of our investment

Investment Process

Our process is founder-friendly, frictionless and efficient. Our process gives founders the ability to focus on their entrepreneurial pursuits rather than timeous fundraising. We actively co-invest alongside leading funds, accelerators, angel groups and HNWI’s on the continent.

More than Capital

Become part of the WomHub community, the leading ecosystem supporting female founders on the continent. The platform provides the full suite of venture labs, incubators, accelerators, advisory services, networks and unique access to corporate distribution channels across Africa to unlock value for our startups through strategic partnerships.​