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TLcom Capital Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Maurizio Caio


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Total investments 49
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 32
Rounds per year 2.13
Lead investments 16
Follow on index
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Exits 9
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Mobile
  • Internet
  • Wireless
  • E-Commerce

In 1999 was created TLcom Capital Partners, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the London.

The current fund was established by Maurizio Caio. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Comparing to the other companies, this TLcom Capital Partners performs on 8 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 32 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2010. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Andela, PacketFront Software, Twiga Foods We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Internet, E-Commerce. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the TLcom Capital Partners, startups are often financed by International Finance Corporation, CRE Venture Capital, Spark Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are International Finance Corporation, Golden Palm Investments, Gemini Israel Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Goldman Sachs, TTP Ventures, SEB Venture Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Food and Beverage
$30M26 Sep 2022 Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria


Information Technology
Productivity Tools
$5M15 Aug 2022 Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria


Human Resources
$10M12 Jan 2022 Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria


$15M09 Dec 2021 Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

Twiga Foods

$50M01 Nov 2021 Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya


$13M26 Oct 2021 Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Okra, Inc.

Developer APIs
Financial Services
$3M21 Apr 2021 Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Pula Advisors

$6M25 Jan 2021 Glarus Nord, Glarus, Switzerland


$7M19 Jan 2021 Plateau
TLcom and 4DX drive $13.1M seed round to scale Autochek’s platform across Africa

– Autochek, a pan-African automotive company, raised $13.1m in seed funding.
– The round was led by TLcom Capital and 4DX Ventures, and joined by existing investors Golden Palm Investments, Enza Capital, Lateral Capital, and others.
– First-time investors ASK Capital and Mobility 54 Investment SAS also participated.
– The company has raised $16.5m in two financing rounds.


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