about



Origins
&
 Mission

“Otundi” is a portmanteau roughly derived from the Abiriba-Igbo phrase “Otu Anyi” (our group). Otu Anyi describes the “age grades” or groups of elders that advise a community’s traditional chief governing aspects of civic life.

“Otu Ndi” is more loosely defined as, the “[same] group or cohort.”


Through our investing, Otundi Ventures is building Africa’s strongest cohort of founders. We identify and support the continent’s best founding teams, helping accelerate businesses across markets to build firms with high-performance cultures that achieve sustainable financial and social returns.

Founders in the Otundi portfolio contribute to the cohort – supporting each other to accelerate the growth of their businesses and of the African entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Ethos

“Hungry, humble and hardworking”
We prioritize collaboration and diversity – both in thought and human capital. We value excellence, collaboration, inclusivity, and fun.  We challenge each other, look for humour and enjoy laughter. 

Approach

We invest in entrepreneurs
because their businesses create scaled, economic opportunity and impact, playing a central role in building sustainable ecosystems of wealth creation.




We invest in technology
because it plays a key role in accelerating Africa’s economic transformation, providing foundation for growth, transparency and data-driven accountability. 




We invest in inclusion
because we believe that broader access to opportunity helps build better societies, businesses, etc.




We invest in relationships
because they are the cornerstone of our support--TBD, TBD, TBD.This is a statement of the crew and its centrality to our thesis.




Partnership



Otundi Ventures has partnered with Lion’s Head Global Partners (LHGP), a frontier market investment bank with operating presence in Nairobi, Lagos, London, New York and Dubai.

Otundi’s core investing team will leverage LHGP’s reporting, governance operating infrastructure built from its 10-year experience as a global, best practice African financial advisory and credit asset management firm.








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