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LoftyInc's $14m Afropreneur fund ends, oversubscribed

Supreme Desk
23 Nov 2022 2:11 PM GMT
LoftyIncs $14m Afropreneur fund ends, oversubscribed
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Bello described LAF3 as a venture capital fund investing in “seed-to-series A” technology-enabled companies founded by African entrepreneurs that are building Africa’s digital infrastructure.

LoftyInc Capital Management, an African-LoftyInc's $14m Afropreneur fund ends, oversubscribedfocused venture capital firm, has announced the closure of the third edition of its "Afropreneurs Fund (LAF3)."

According to a statement by Ayodeji Bello, the founding partner of LoftyInc., the 10 million dollar fund, which was launched in 2021, was oversubscribed by 14 percent at 14, closing at 14 million dollars.

Bello described LAF3 as a venture capital fund investing in "seed-to-series A" technology-enabled companies founded by African entrepreneurs that are building Africa's digital infrastructure.

According to him, the companies that LAF3 invests in are experiencing rapid growth with the backing of strong local and regional support networks.

"Earlier this year, we closed our third fund, the LAF3, which was 40 percent oversubscribed, to continue our goal of seeding African tech giants.

"The close was significant in that it brought together an array of investors backing founders of African descent building companies that make a difference globally," he said.

He said that the LAF3 had already invested in 52 companies across the continent, covering the fintech, e-commerce, media, logistics, and healthcare sectors.

"The fund is pan-African, with a particular focus on the hyper-growth tech echo systems in Nigeria and Egypt."

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