Kaleo Ventures is an early-stage venture firm that seeks to invest equity in 50+ faith-aligned entrepreneurs across Africa each year. Kaleo currently has a portfolio of over 30 early-stage tech companies across the continent.

We seek to fund entrepreneurs who will build a company with a strong culture that reflects excellence and their faith.

We believe that profits are a good and necessary by-product of solving a core need and delighting your customers.

  • We provide access to a broad network of later-stage mentorship and peer community in the tech ecosystems across Africa and the U.S. 

  • We leverage our US and European VC relationships to assist our portfolio companies in accessing downstream capital.

DEAL CRITERIA

We fund companies:

At the pre-seed stage

In any sector

In any geography across Africa

With multiple founders and at least one technical co-founder

Both pre and post-revenue

We want founders who:

Are scrappy and take initiative

Want to chart an early path to profitability to control their own destiny as a company

Desire to build a strong company culture that exemplifies their faith through excellence

Are building a product that solves a true need and delights customers

PORTFOLIO

TEAM

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ANDREW FIRMAN, CFA

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

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HENRY KAESTNER

Co-Founder and Partner

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IRETIMIPO KUKOYI

Partner

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IFE OYEDELE

Partner

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JON LIAO, CFA

Venture Partner

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Dallas, Texas
Lagos, Nigeria