Ventures

Our vision is to become the preferred investor and strategic partner of choice for Fin-tech companies entering Africa by identifying, empowering and delivering disruptive and life-changing technologies.

Anglo African Enterprises

  • Founded in 2008 with headquarters in Mauritius, AAE is a highly respected Information Technology firm operating within the South African to Eastern African corridor.
  • Within their operating geographies they are the leading player in;
    • Cloud and Middleware
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Digital Transformation
    • Internet of Things
  • The industries they service are;
    • Banking
    • Telecommunications
    • Public Sector
    • Hospitality – Hotels and Restaurant

Anglo African Ventures

  • Operates as a division within AAE.
  • Founded in 2016 as the corporate Venture Capital arm of AAE.
  • AAV has a mandate to invest in Fintech start-ups whose technology can be scaled and sold into the wider AAE client base.
  • We also look to enter strategic partnerships with Fintech start-ups whose technology can be sold into the wider AAE client base.

The AAV Architecture

Internationalization Program

The AAV Ecosystem

The Network > Deal Flow

  • Early stage tech start-ups
  • Incubator & Accelerator programs
  • Strategic partnerships with start-up
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Selection Criteria

  • Technology AAE can integrate
  • A minimum viable product
  • A Great Team!

The AAV Ecosystem

The Network > Deal Flow

  • Early stage tech start-ups
  • Incubator & Accelerator programs
  • Strategic partnerships with start-up
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Selection Criteria

  • Technology AAE can integrate
  • A minimum viable product
  • A Great Team

Anglo African Ventures – Sourcing the start-ups

AAV, through AAE, looks to invest in and support fin-tech start-ups whose products have the potential to be sold into the wider AAE client base.

AAV will review start-ups flowing from our network on a case by case basis. We look to invest in and partner with start-ups companies who boast products and services from within the following space:
  • Information Security
  • The Blockchain
  • Cloud and Middleware
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Transformation
  • IoT
  • Mobile Banking
  • Payments
  • Insurance

 

The selection process ensures not only a rigorous evaluation of the business plan. Meetings and idea testing also takes place with clients from within the wider AAE commercial network. If the start-ups is selected AAV would look to discuss investment and partnership options that would suit all parties involved.

Anglo African Ventures

AAV can assist the start-up in a number of ways to ensure that the Proof of Concept is developed at an optimal speed and in conjunction with discussions with potential clients.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Office Space
  • Assistance of Developers, Designers and Analysts from within AAE
  • Financial Support

Anglo African Enterprises – Integrating the start-ups

Once it is established the start-ups offering can be commercially integrated and sold into the wider AAE client base AAE will actively support the commercial launch by providing access to:

  • The AAE client base
  • Technical support from within AAE to help the start-up achieve scale

 

If required there will be a hand-holding period until the start-up is fully established in terms of funding, human capital, technical support and logistics. The Business Development process will continue into the launch phase.

The start-up Business Plan is periodically reviewed to include projected sales emanating from the AAE Client base and ease of integration into the clients operational architecture. Data can be collected and analyzed on a real time basis to improve the start-ups efficiency and speed to integration.

Anglo African Enterprises

AAE will assist the start-up in a number of ways to ensure that commercial launch is successful.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Adequate Financing, both equity and debt
  • Business Development support to help segment and identify priority Client targets
  • Assistance from Developers, Designers and Analysts from within AAE
  • Sales support into the existing client base of AAE
  • Access to entrepreneurs with African experience in the technology space

Launching into Africa

From Integration to Launch

The start-ups will be able to launch their services and products into those African countries where AAE has a presence and directly into businesses where AAE has established commercial relationships.

AAE, in conjunction with AAV, will ensure that the whole African expansion is properly supported in terms of finance, human capital, technical support and logistics.

Finally, depending upon the success of the start-up during this phase, relevant discussions will be undertaken regarding the exit of the relevant stakeholders.

Enterprises & Ventures

AAE, in conjunction with AAV, will assist the start-up in a number of ways to ensure that the commercial launch is successful.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Adequate Financing, both equity and debt
  • Business Development support to help segment and identify priority Client targets
  • Assistance from Developers, Designers and Analysts from within AAE
  • Sales support into the existing client base of AAE
  • Access to entrepreneurs with African experience in the technology space

AAV – The Advantages

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We combine a high quality sourcing approach with a fundamental understanding of the underlying technology behind the start-up and how they can be supported and commercially sold. The high-quality sourcing approach attempts to ensure that the very best minds, teams and ideas are sourced by AAV and, as it is a highly selective process, the resources and commercial networks of AAE are optimally distributed.

Business development and boasting an exceptional track record are huge factors for entrepreneurs. Business development gets you your first client, your next financier, potentially your future acquirer or a good investment banker for an IPO. As the parent company, AAE will ensure the business development side is taken care of during the early stages of negotiating and ultimately integrating the start-up technology into the AAE client base.

Our Family

Unsecured Mobile Micro-Loans

MUM is a project  to provide unsecured loans of up to US$3,000. The risk management will be outsourced to specialised companies in addition to internal risk profiling and scoring using the latest banking and telco based algorithms and the delivery and channel management to the mobile operators. The threshold of US$3,000 is based on point the at which these loans starts becoming profitable for the banks.

Blockchain Exchange

This is a project that makes use of the Open Ledger functionality of the Blockchain to allow government to use those for transaction of more than US$30,000. The main specificity of this Blockchain project is that it will be pegged to the local currency to ensure that in case of currency movement, the price of the real estate or other purchases is not affected.

Single Window (Trade)

In most African countries, trade facilitation processes are not in place. Therefore any goods entering the country needs to be cleared by a number of government agencies. The Single Window [Trade] allows the important to interact with all the agencies through a single platform. This platform is linked to all these government agencies and provide progress on a real time basis.

Mobile Banking

Mobile Banking is becoming the last weapon that the banks are having at their disposal to fight off the market disruption that is being caused in the payment sector by the mobile operators. New models are being developed that will allow the Mobile Banking Apps to drive cash-In and Cash-out functionalities in addition to the ones that is usually present on these.

ion

ION News was launched in January 2014 and is now the third largest online news channel in Mauritius. With the major disruption expected in the coming 12 – 18 months, we expect ION News to climb to the second online news company. Visit at www.ionnews.mu. Series B financing has already been secured.

elysium

Elysium Capital was set up in 2014 as a corporate finance and boutique investment banking to focus on major opportunities in the Eastern African region with focus on real-estate, technology and other sectors. Visit at www.elysium-africa.com

Series A financing has already been secured.

This investment has been EXITED end 2015.

africamoney

AfricaMoney was launched as an online Business publication. Unfortunately, the traffic did not perform as expected and the project is soon to be terminated. There has been some interest from a stockbroking firm that is interested in the brand that they would like to use for a online trading platform.

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Contact Us

Contact Person:

Phillip Jarman
Email: phillip.jarman@angloenterprises.com
Phone Number: +44 (0) 7920 048574
Address: Anglo-African Ventures WeWork, Office 2075, 1 Fore St London, EC2Y 5EJ, United Kingdom.