Five35 Ventures
Five35Ventures has an extensive track record of venture building alongside some of the smartest female-led founding teams in Africa, we back female-focused startups across multiple sectors that tackle the most meaningful challenges across the continent. Our philosophy is to engage with a diversified portfolio of female-led, female-managed and female-impacted companies. FIVE35 Ventures is committed to unlocking capital and growth opportunities for female-focused early stage African technology startups.


To catalyze the creation of 5% more GDP for Africa by setting in motion a trend of investing in female-led or female-impacted entrepreneurial businesses. To leverage that female-led startups can deliver 35% more ROI when given access to the right capital, networks and partnerships

Hema Vallabh

CEO, Five35 Ventures

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We believe it is vital to state clearly to the world the set of our beliefs about Inclusive Capitalism. As such, we start with our Statement of Guiding Principles for Inclusive Capitalism. Knowing that words alone are not enough, each of us is making a series of commitments about how we will operate our institutions so that they help achieve Inclusive Capitalism. These commitments are forward-looking statements based on current goals, expectations and assumptions, which are not guarantees of future performance. For more information, please refer to our Terms of Use

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Five35 Ventures, a female-led VC fund, commits to help level the playing field for women in Africa by committing to invest in 60-80 female-led companies in Africa by April 2025.

Activities & Initiatives

Five35 Ventures will work with its ecosystem WomHub, and sister fund Launch Africa to access proprietary pipeline and dealflow of the top female-led tech start-ups in Africa. Five35’s investment team will assess and structure the investments strategically, and the team will provide post investment support in the form of a post-ccelerator program, access to a network of advisors, corporate partnership and follow-on investors.

Measures & Targets

We will measure progress based on the amount of female-led companies invested in with the goal of investing in 60-80 female-led companies in Africa by April 2025.


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Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.