Safaricom - Unicorn Nest



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Headquarters Location

Kenya, Nairobi


Safaricom is a well known and established Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1997. The the headquarters of this Corporate Investor is in Nairobi. The fund is located in Kenya, Africa.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 other investors. Aside from Safaricom, start-ups are often funded by Savannah Fund, Cross Culture Ventures, Yago Arbeloa. The most common co-investors for the fund are Cross Culture Ventures, Alpha Angels, TLcom Capital Partners. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by TLcom Capital Partners, Social Capital, Kapor Capital, as well as 2 other investors.

The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - Kenya. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Education, Information Technology. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 8 more industries for this fund. mSurvey, Sendy are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio.

The fund performance shows that this Corporate Investor achieves 36 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund's activity peaked in 2016. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

10.0% of cases

Funds Investing in Previous

Savannah Fund, Cross Culture Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

TLcom Capital Partners, Social Capital, Kapor Capital

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