About The 97Fund

The 97Fund, managed by Ortus Africa Capital is an Open-end Investment Vehicle (HoldCo) that invests in high growth early stage companies  in the Fintech, Health, Transport and Logistics, Supply Chain, Insuretech, Energy, AgTech, EdTech, Tourism, Manufacturing, Media and Creative Arts sectors. The Fund is domiciled in Uganda with East Africa coverage and targets investments that have the potential to create jobs of the future at scale, especially creating opportunities for women and the youth. 

The97 Fund takes an active, hands on approach that leverages our entrepreneurial and early stage expertise. At The97 Fund we are venture builders and investors. We help entrepreneurs to increase their chance of success by applying extensive operational knowledge and providing access to capital and funding.

Start raising funds

The 97 Fund builds and invests in high growth early stage companies. The 97 Fund adopts a Venture Builder + Fund model.

The 97Fund Objectives

Impacting on women and youth led business, SDG 5

Creating a minimum of 6,000 jobs, SDG 1

Commitment to sustainable economic growth, SDG 8

Investment in approximately 60 early stage businesses with a venture building model, SDG 9

Mobilising additional capital into early stage investment through a co-investing and blended capital model, SDG9

Building local investment ecosystems, SDG11

Our Offering

We offer flexible and tailored financing and investment forms to suit the markets in which we operate including equity; quasi-equity; convertible notes; debt; and debt with revenue/profit share. For our portfolio companies, we provide ongoing venture support, working with our partners and through a network of experienced subject matter experts, including:

Business strategy

PR and branding

Growth marketing

Leads and Revenue partnerships

Legal, Corporate structuring, Stock planning

Fundraising and Investment advisory

Product development

Technology, Engineering and Infrastructure