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Abundant Venture Partners

United States of America

Abundant Venture Partners is a purpose based incubator focused on improving the human condition by creating companies that improve Human Wellness Human Performance and Human Engagement. The partnership was formed with core beliefs that drive our actions and investment.Abundant Venture Partners acts as an active mentor supporter and accelerator to our portfolio companies. This begins with a focus on getting to profitable revenue as quickly as possible to maintain ownership. Our deep network of relationships allow access to talent partners and customers that enable portfolio companies to close transformational sales to accelerate growth with reduced expenditure of money time and resource.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Health Improvement


Accelerator Technology Holdings


Accelerator was founded by Dr. Fawaz Zu bi in Jordan in 2005. Backed by a diverse group of institutional and individual investors from around the world Accelerator was established with the aim of investing in technology in the Middle East. In doing so Accelerator was one of the region s first institutional venture capital investors.Accelerator has recognized since its establishment that technology growth in the Middle East faces unique challenges. Therefore more than just venture capital investors Accelerator has created led and supported a range of initiatives that address the gaps that our region's technology ecosystem faces in innovative ways thereby helping transform the region's technology and entrepreneurship landscapes.Among these initiatives is Silicon Badia an Accelerator subsidiary which focuses on early stage investments in Jordan and the Middle East. Silicon Badia is focused on taking regional entrepreneurs and ventures from their local roots to global scale. It does so through three inter connected entities Badia Impact Fund an early stage VC fund focused on the Middle East and sponsored and managed by Accelerator. Badia Outreach Fund a seed fund that invests in U.S. startups that is seeded and managed by Accelerator. The Launchpad a three month acceleration program that takes Middle East entrepreneurs to the heart of the U.S. tech ecosystem.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Jordan Impact: Access to Financial Services


Africa Assets


Africa Assets was founded in 2011 by Rachel Keeler and Andrea Bohnstedt in recognition of the rapidly growing demand for reliable information on private equity and venture capital in sub Saharan Africa. The africa assets.com website provides news analysis commentary and data on Africa s PE/VC industry. It also serves as a platform to facilitate communication and collaboration amongst industry players.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Africa Impact: Community Development


Convergence Partners

South Africa

We were founded in 2006 and we ve focused on the future ever sinceConvergence Partners founded in 2006 is an investment management firm focused on the TMT sector in Africa. Convergence Partners has a proven track record of developing new investment opportunities as well as actively adding value to investments across the life cycle of ICT assets.As impact investors Convergence Partners brings its skills experience and capital to accelerate communications access and ICT infrastructure development on the Continent focusing on initiatives that increase availability of communications broadband services and new technology offerings to the people of Africa.Convergence Partners is a seasoned pan African private equity player experienced in developing businesses to deliver enhanced returns while underpinning Continental development.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact: Capacity Building


Howzat Partners

United Kingdom of Great Britai

HOWZAT Partners doesn’t have oodles of money so they have been very selective about their investments. They try to invest in outstanding, early-stage companies with demonstrable evidence of real traction, where they believe they can add value and bring skills which complement those of the talented teams which they actively support. They have Investments in alexandalexa and academia.edu. Prior investments include trivago (sold to Expedia Inc), TrustedPlaces (sold to Yell Plc), Zoomf (sold to Trinity Mirror Plc) and CheapToday.com (private sale).

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Access to Information


North Base Media

North Base Media is an investment firm focused on journalistic enterprise and digital-driven opportunities in emerging markets. North Base creates value by bringing top-level international media expertise and capital to invested companies that will benefit from the deep knowledge, reputation and extensive connections of North Base’s partners. North Base accelerates the digital adaptation and financial success of our partner companies, allowing them become recognized leaders in their national markets.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Europe Impact: Access to Information


The Doen Foundation


The Doen Foundation supporting initiatives in the field of culture and cohesion and in the field of green and inclusive economy. The focus of the foundation is on sustainable cultural and social innovation. DOEN receives the net proceeds of the Dutch Postcode Lottery BankGiro Lottery and FriendsLottery.

Type: Foundation Geography: Europe Impact: Community Development