We are an African-led investment fund focused on investing in innovative early-stage tech solutions in Africa.
Our mission is to accelerate prosperity on the continent.
We believe in the power of innovation and entrepreneurship to create solutions that will address the challenges that Africa faces, and drive sustainable socio-economic growth. We invest in companies and individuals who share our values and are dedicated to creating sustainable, long-term value.
What We Value
Our values are the foundation of Octerra – the driving force behind our decisions and actions. We relentlessly pursue them and seek out entrepreneurs and teams who share our unyielding commitment to excellence. We hold ourselves accountable to these values in everything we do, and proudly showcase them as a beacon of our unwavering mission.
Always leave your mark.
We strive to make a lasting impact in every interaction we have, pushing boundaries and setting new standards in everything we do. We believe that leaving a legacy means living with purpose, and we approach life with a commitment to making a difference.
Unwaveringly dedicated to excellence.
With unwavering focus and a willingness to go above and beyond, we aim to exceed expectations. We always strive for the highest standards and embrace challenges and setbacks as opportunities to learn and grow. By remaining steadfast in our dedication to excellence, we create value not only for ourselves, but for all of our stakeholders.
Integrity over expediency.
We hold ourselves to high ethical standards and believe in doing the right thing, even if it means making difficult decisions or taking unpopular positions. We do not compromise our values for short-term gain.
Embrace Authenticity. Practice kindness.
We value individuals who bring their authentic selves to everything they do, creating an open and honest environment. We believe that success is best achieved through collaboration, where everyone’s contributions are valued, and we work towards a common goal. We prioritize kindness and respect, and treat everyone with empathy, compassion, and understanding.
Trust the data, and trust your intuition too.
We value balanced decision-making, which involves understanding available data and the context in which it was collected, while also considering personal experience and intuition. This approach helps us identify new opportunities, adapt to market changes, and make informed decisions that align with our goals and values.
Who We Invest In
We invest in high-growth tech startups across all sectors and welcome applications from founders working on exciting ventures. We’re particularly interested in early-stage startups:
- With scalable solutions designed for the African continent
- That have launched their business and have initial traction (i.e. product market fit, revenue, users, etc.)
- Are innovative technology or tech-enabled businesses
- Are impact driven pursuing one or more of the following objectives: financial inclusion, gender inclusion, access to healthcare, access to education, job creation and climate change mitigation/transition
- Have a strong and diverse founding team