Kepple Africa Ventures, a Japanese venture capital firm, has invested in 22 African companies in 2021 after concluding its due diligence from its offices in Nairobi (Kenya) and Lagos (Nigeria). The total portfolio size of the venture capital firm is now at 92 companies in Africa. Kepple Africa Ventures invested in startups such as Sendbox (e-commerce fulfilment platform), Moove Africa (mobility platform), ATHLST (sports news and content studio), Sudo (platform that enables virtual debit and credit cards) and Taggaddod (waste collection platform).
Kepple Africa Ventures is a Japanese venture capital investor that was established by Takahiro Kanzaki, Satoshi Shinada and Ryosuke Yamawaki. The firm is based in Kenya and Nigeria and has invested in several startups such as Sendy, Bamboo, Life Stores Pharmacy, Talamus, Ajua, Boya and Decagon among many others. The participating investors in the investment round are Y Combinator, Soma Capital, Musha Ventures and P1 Ventures. The amounts invested in the various companies or the stakes acquired were not disclosed.