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

We invest a minimum of $100k 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

Pave Investments

Managing Partner


Anchor Investor +

Operational Support

Founding Partner


Chris Schultz

Andy Volk

Michael Seibel

Head of Ecosystem, SSA



Y Combinator

CEO & Co-founder

Launch Pad

Global Advisor + Investor

Global Advisor + Investor

Global Advisor + Investor

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