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

Hustle

We back entrepreneurs and startups that have hustled 

Post-Hustle Fund

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?

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Inter-galactic action heroes

Mentors, Access, & Resources

Portfolio

A Few Highlights

Sliide

Nigeria

New Media
Favourite gist on your smartphone

Zagace

Kenya

CRM
Management platform for companies

Tress

Ghana

Social
Hairstyle community for black women

Tuse

South Africa

Communication
Connectivity in places with no signal

VugaPay

Rwanda

Fintech
Cross network mobile money platform

MobileForms

Nigeria

Big Data
Paper forms to mobile forms in minutes

Swiftly

Ghana

Logistics
Shared shipping by sea, air and land

Sportif225

Cote d'voire

Platform
Sports data for francophone Africa

World class mentors to help build world class Companies ›

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We're now accepting pitches only through SpeedUPAfrica

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epic!

our offices

Silicon Valley | Lagos

  • Silicon Valley

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

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