AHL Venture Partners puts entrepreneurs first. We make decisions quickly, invest with the intention to participate in subsequent funding rounds, provide ongoing business support and have accessible teams based on the ground with a deep understanding of the local business environment.
We make minority equity, quasi-equity and debt investments in companies led by world-class teams taking innovative approaches to solving big problems in our sectors of focus. We prefer business models where increased profits creates increased impact, and vice versa.
AHL Venture Partners invests through two separate vehicles. Since 2007, we've been making catalytic early-stage impact investments through the AHLCF, one of the longest standing permanent capital vehicles in Africa. More recently, we've launched the AHL Growth Fund, designed to provide investors access to rapidly expanding and market leading social enterprises in East and Southern Africa.