Building ecosystem for daring folks who tackle Africa's challenges through technology
We are an investment & advisory firm that is looking to empower Africa’s future by investing in those who dare to tackle Africa’s biggest challenges by using technology-driven solutions. We are the bridge that will channel Africa’s creativity, energy and youthfulness towards a brighter future to our continent.
We leverage our Africa’s understanding and knowledge, technical expertise, continental and international networks to bring together capital and support to entrepreneurs who are committed to use technology in addressing Africa’s problems and changing fortunes of many other Africans
Provide investment, through capital and technical assistance, to early stage (pre-seed and seed) startups that are innovating to tackle Africa’s challenges. It is important to nurture these innovators and prepare them for future investment.
Fintech & Startup Development
Given challenges with fintech & startup ecosystem in many African countries, we are committed to build and support innovation ecosystem, with other partners and stakeholders, that will create pipeline of sustainable companies.
Corporate Strategy, Payments & Technology Advisory
We add value to pre-seed, early stage and growing startups that are looking to enter various African markets by offering corporate strategy, payments and technology advisory that help them to navigate these new emerging markets
Martin Warioba is a Founder and Managing Partner of Warioba Ventures. He has over 20-year experience in Information Technology and payments, both as consultant, project manager and software developer.
Ian is a well-rounded professional with a background in financial services with rich experience of over 7 years spanning across Mobile Money, Telecom, Banking, Credit Reference Bureau, and Digital Currencies.
I am an entrepreneurial-driven professional with a strong passion for businesses and initiatives that are a force for good. I love combining my strong background in technology with the power of business model innovation to help build thriving communities across the globe.
Martin Warioba is a Founder and Managing Partner of Warioba Ventures. He has over 19-year experience in Information Technology and payments, both as consultant, project manager and software developer. Martin is one of key Payments and Digital Financial Services (DFS) experts in Africa and he was instrumental in development of scheme rules for world’s first mobile wallet-to-mobile wallet interoperability between Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Tanzania as well as Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. He advices Central Banks, Commercial Banks, MNOs, FinTech & Startups, Public and Private Sector, NGOs on Payments, DFS Interoperability, Policy & Regulations, and Digital Economy. Previously, Martin was a Founder and Managing Partner at WS Technology Consulting and worked with Deloitte Consulting US LLP and Central Bank of Tanzania. Mr. Warioba has Computer Science degree with a minor in Mathematics from Louisiana State University as well as MBA and MSc in Information Management degrees from Arizona State University. Martin sits on the board of CRDB Bank PLC, a leading bank in Tanzania, as Independent, Non-Executive Director