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We invest in Africa's most remarkable teams with technical founders at the earliest stage of their venture

Hassle-free funding for

technology entrepreneurs

Micro

traction

We invest $65,000 in two stages

First we invest $15,000 for 7.5% equity stake, followed by an additional $50,000 convertible note at a $1 million valuation cap in companies that show significant progress after our initial investment

We introduce startups to later stage investors and help them navigate the process of raising a larger round of funding

We write the first check before traction and work closely with founders providing strategic support as needed.

We identify the best early-stage, growth-driven technology startups with the potential to become billion dollar companies

Accepting applications all year round

We get startups to a point where they are impressive enough to raise more funding or join world class accelerators

What we look for in startups we fund

Microtraction funds smart, relentlessly resourceful founders who are building high growth, technology driven businesses in $Bn markets

We are sector agnostic and geographically focused on Nigeria at launch

What our investment process looks like

DAYS

Application Feedback

In Person Meetings

Term Sheet Presentation

Cash in Bank

We know time is a valuable resource for most founders, so we commit to completing the entire process in less than 10 hours of your time, with the aim of having funds in your corporate account within 60 days

Who We Are

Yele Bademosi

Managing Partner

Microtraction

CEO

Y Combinator

Pave Investments

Venture Partner

500 Startups

Anchor Investor +

Operational Support

Managing Partner

Starta

Managing Partner

Irrational Innovations

Chris Shultz

Michael Seibel

CEO & Co-founder

Launch Pad

Global Advisor + Investor

Venture Partner + Investor

Monique Woodward

Global Advisor

Lexi Novitske

Dotun Olowoporoku

Principal Investment Officer

Singularity Investments

Regional Advisor 

Regional Advisor 

Dr Dan Marom

Global Advisor 

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