Our Funds catalyze growth across diverse sectors.

Each fund is tailored to make impactful investments, fostering innovation, gender equity, and sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our funds are designed to meet the unique needs of entrepreneurs and businesses across the region.

Sahara Impact Ventures Fund I

Sahara Impact Ventures Fund I, a USD30 million investment fund committed to catalyzing sustainable growth within the realms of Sustainable Food Systems and clean energy in Ghana and Nigeria. At Sahara Impact Ventures, we recognize the transformative power of strategic investments and actively seek opportunities to support innovative ventures in their Seed and Series A funding stages.

Sector Focus

Sahara Impact Ventures Fund I is dedicated to supporting companies that operate within Sustainable Food Systems and clean energy, with a particular focus on Ghana and Nigeria.

Capital Deployment

We deploy capital through a combination of equity and quasi-equity instruments, including convertible loans, revenue share, and other mezzanine self-liquidating instruments. Our investment amounts range from USD 300,000 to USD 2 million.

Technical Assistance

Beyond capital, we provide valuable technical assistance both pre and post-investment. Our goal is to not only fund businesses but to actively contribute to their growth and success over time.

Gender Diversity

Sahara Impact Ventures Fund I actively seeks out and supports gender-diverse teams. We believe in the power of diverse perspectives and actively work towards fostering gender equality within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Focus Areas


Differentiated Products

We are interested in companies with unique, differentiated products that have the potential to make a significant impact in their respective markets.


Accessible Markets

Sahara Impact Ventures Fund I looks for businesses with a clear understanding of their market and a strategy to make their products or services accessible to a broad audience.


Revenue Generation

We prioritize companies that have demonstrated the ability to generate revenue, signaling a level of market validation for their products or services.

Impact Focus

Sahara Impact Ventures Fund I adopts a robust Gender and Climate Lens approach, aligning our investment strategy with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our primary impact areas include:

SDG 2: Zero Hunger: Supporting ventures within Sustainable Food Systems to contribute to global efforts in eradicating hunger.

SDG 5: Gender Equality: Actively promoting gender diversity within our portfolio companies and contributing to the broader goal of achieving gender equality.

SDG 13: Climate Action: Investing in clean energy initiatives to address climate change and promote sustainable practices.