Connecting the dots

We play at the crossroads of entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, digital transformation and seed investment in Africa.
Contact usAbout Kinaya Ventures

We believe in innovation through collaboration

More than ever, startup ecosystems need corporate and institutional partnerships to grow and attract much-needed capital.

Traditional business models are disrupted and large corporates & institutions are beginning numerous projects geared towards rebooting their regional activities.


Who We are

Launched in 2018, Kinaya Ventures is a Dakar / Abidjan based innovation and investment platform that connects outstanding entrepreneurs to large corporations and investors and fosters open innovation in Sub Saharan Africa.


Our Mission

We empower and upskill outstanding entrepreneurs. We build bridges between startups, investors large corporates, and institutions to boost innovation and growth in Africa.


Our Approach

Kinaya Ventures focuses on accelerating African tech & creativity with best-in-class startup programs curated for leading multinational companies and governments, such as Spring Fellowship (with Nestlé or ELLE Cote d’Ivoire), Upscaler (with Sonatel-Orange or Fondation Jeunesse Numérique), Boost with Facebook (with Facebook), Orange Corners (with the Kingdom of the Netherlands), Digital Innovation Factory (with the German International Development Agency GIZ)

We bring entrepreneurs to the next level

Seed Funding & Impact

We manage seed funds and offer entrepreneurs access to early stage funding
to turn their good ideas into sustainable and profitable businesses.

We work with them side by side



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Our Offices


Immeuble Iris, 5th floor
Rue 6 × Rue C
Dakar – Point E, Senegal


Immeuble Arc en Ciel, 2nd floor
Avenue Chardy x Boulevard Lagunaire
Abidjan-Plateau, Côte d’Ivoire

Contact Us

(+221) 77 467 00 35
(+225) 69 91 50 98