We Back Very
early-stage Founders

We are a venture studio partnering with entrepreneurs to start scalable Fintech companies within the African market.

Who We are

Way before we started this fund, we founded startups and were part of early-stage companies. We understand just how amazing or hard doing a startup can be, therefore we will listen, empathize and give real advice.
Equator Invest is a Swedish based early-stage venture studio, investing in great teams building Fintech companies in Africa.

We back you when no one else wants to

Our Focus Areas


Digital Infrastructure

Web 3.0

Our Team

Michael Akampa

Managing Partner

Charles Obonyo

Principal Partner

James Mukasa

Principal Partner

What We Look For

We focus on investing in high-potential Fintech startups with teams that ideally include great engineers, designers, product and business founders. Do not worry
if you don’t have the “perfect” team, we will work with you if we see great potential.

We appreciate your interest in Equator Invest! We will be looking to learn about your company.

Please give us a maximum 2 weeks to look at your Deck and get back to you.

Kindly take note, that we do no invest in any businesses with a heavy focus on Hardware, Manufacturing, Fashion, Entertainment. We prefer to only invest in Africa (Primarily Eastern Africa but anywhere else within Africa is fine), SEA, Europe or Diaspora founders with a focus on the African continent and most importantly, we have a preference for Delaware C-corps.

What should I Include in my Pitch Deck:

It is helpful if you explicitly include quantitative pieces of data that clearly demonstrate traction:

  • Such as your overall user base 
  • Growth rate 
  • Monthly revenue run-rate and its growth rate. 
  • If you previously created successful companies or projects, do mention them as well.
Equator Invest Pitch Form