draperdarkflow 

innovate

execute

We back AWESOME African startups that can change the world and we help make them Epic.

About usOur approach

draperdarkflow

innovate

execute

We back AWESOME African startups that can change the world and we help make them Epic.

About usOur approach

DraperDarkflow

innovate

execute

We back AWESOME African startups that can change the world and we help make them Epic.

About usOur approach

changing the world

...a silicon valley based VC fund for African startups that can change the world

Draper

Primarily backed by Tim Draper (Founder, DFJ)

Key Leverage

Early

We back startups in their seed/early rounds

Seed Rounds

Global

We invest in startups that
can change the world

Globally Scalable

epic

Africa

Powering Africa's Most Epic Founder Bootcamp

About SpeedUPAfrica

INvestment philosophy

stuff we'd like you to know

here
DarkFlow

DarkFlow loosely refers to the movement of galaxy of clusters with an unspecified (dark) velocity. It's our sci-fi metaphor for this project; (plus we totally love space).

Potential!
Global

For us, Africa is not necessarily the market, it’s the place from where we source the startups we back. We love globally scalable ideas, and we don't invest in “me too” companies. 

ThinkEpic!
Hustle

We like to describe ourselves as a post-hustle fund. We back startups that have hustled and founders that are hustlers; doing epic stuff and building truly global from Africa.

Hustle!
Simple

We're not fans of big words and we're soooo not going to read your business plan. We value simplicity of product, person, and process. On an unrelated note, we totally love turning up.

Humble/Turnt!

Vision

Tim Draper & Toro Orero have teamed up to back a new generation of African unicorns

Global

We back African startups that can scale globally. We are region agnostic.

Early

Our sweet spot is early stage startups with initial traction & product market fit

Network

An army of silicon valley & global partners and resources to guide you to epicness

Need we say more?

Get in touch!

Inter-galactic action heroes

Mentors, Access, & Resources

Portfolio

A Few Highlights

 Sliide

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New Media
Favourite gist on your smartphone

Zagace

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CRM
Management platform for companies

Spreebie

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Ecommerce
On demand shopping for products & sellers near you

Swiftly

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Logistics
Shared shipping by air, land, and sea

World class mentors to help build world class Companies ›

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our offices

Silicon Valley | Lagos

  • Silicon Valley

    Hero City, 55 E 3rd Avenue, 
    San Mateo, CA, 94401, USA.

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