The preferred and most accessible source of pre-seed fundingfor African technology entrepreneurs

We invest $25k - $150k into Africa's most remarkable teams with technical founders at the earliest stage of their venture

Accepting applications all year round

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

We work closely with the startups, providing them with pre-seed funding, professional and advisory services

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

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

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

Who We Are

Yele Bademosi

Dayo Koleowo

Chidinma Iwueke

Managing Partner


Managing Partner

Founding Partner


Pave Investments

Andy Volk

Michael Seibel

Head of Ecosystem, SSA



Y Combinator

Anchor Investor +

Operational Support

Global Advisor + Investor

Global Advisor + Investor

Chris Schultz

CEO & Co-founder

Launch Pad

Global Advisor + Investor

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