FIVE35 Ventures - The 35'er Club

With less than 5% of all Venture Capital investing landing in the hands of female entrepreneurs, the time is now that we act to level the playing field and create a sustainable impact for female entrepreneurs in Africa, while also achieving excellent commercial returns for early investors.

It is with this in mind that FIVE35 Ventures is excited to launch The 35’er Club – an opportunity that aims to stimulate and enable accomplished women’s competitive instinct and desire to participate in a professional network that will generate returns and impact on many levels.


About The 35’er Club

35’ers are a group of 35 global women with financial and human capital that may choose to use some of their time, money, and network access to support the next generation of female tech founders.

Our goal with the 35’er Club is to open up our fund to smart & purposeful money from women with a shared vision of economic empowerment. This will also allow us to deploy capital faster to the front-runners of the list of over 80 leading female-founded companies that we’re tracking.

Our 35’ers Include

We Offer


A place in history by being part of the first Pan-African, female focused, Seed and Series A fund for tech-enabled businesses.

An opportunity to make strong financial returns and measurable socio-economic impact by investing in a new US$30m fund for female-led tech ventures.

Inside track and co-investment opportunities into the tech ecosystem in Africa’s leading tech communities: Lagos, Cape Town, and Nairobi and connectivity across SADC, West, East, North and Francophone Africa.

Privileged access to like-minded global female leaders, mostly investing in their private capacity, and high-potential female entrepreneurs that will change the African business landscape.

You Bring

Female First Partners
35’ers bring together a network of like-minded, purpose driven female partners that have a female-first focus on developing upcoming female focused businesses in Africa.
Catalytic Capital
35’ers bring capital that can help us unlock superior commercial growth as investors and global enablers in this specialist female-focused Seed and Series A fund.
High Impact. High Returns
35’ers will help us prove that female-led start-ups can deliver 35% more ROI when given access to the right capital, networks and partnerships.

The Investment Opportunity

We are inviting investments of between $35k – $350k, which are broken down into 3 participation tiers:

Each Tiers offers an associated set of benefits:

Join The 35’er Club

The time is now to start leveling the playing field for female entrepreneurs in Africa to help them grow and thrive. Come be part of our community to engage, learn and strengthen the growing number of leading technology companies in Africa, all led by women

Click Here to complete an Expression of Interest form and we will be in touch to set-up some time to connect further.

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