Growing Africa

Venture Capital in Africa

and not just in Kenya or Nigeria...

Saviu Ventures is an Africa-focused venture capital fund investing in early-stage startups that address the continent’s biggest challenges.
Are we the right fit for you?

Our Manifesto

Since 2018, we have been backing talented entrepreneurs building category-defining tech-enabled companies in Francophone Africa, and across the continent.
From seed to Series A, we handpick teams whose honesty, track record and ambition we’re convinced of and businesses to which we can bring our operational expertise.
We challenge and support our founders every day on their journey to scale in a climate of trust.

A portfolio we couldn't be prouder of

By entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

Saviu is led by a mix of founders and investors to provide smart capital for entrepreneurs. We understand the highs and the lows of building a company in Africa. We serve entrepreneurs with capital, day-to-day support (e.g. business development, recruitment) and access to our network.
Meet the team
Benoit Delestre
Benoit Delestre
Managing Partner
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Samuel Touboul
Samuel Touboul
Managing Partner
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Cynthia Mandjek
Cynthia Mandjek
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Working with Saviu

Bamba Lo CEO of Paps
"In Saviu, we found both strategic and operational partners who were able to provide us with the support we needed at various critical stages of the company, in terms of entrepreneurial skills and capital.

We're very pleased to be working with Saviu because it's an investment fund with an entrepreneurial DNA, which makes it different and innovative."
Mathias Leopoldie, Julaya
"I’ve been impressed by Saviu’s extensive B2B network in Francophone West Africa, which they have opened up for us, and by their effective support in business development. Besides, they are great partners to be challenged and listened to.
As an entrepreneur it is important to be supported by trustworthy investors in the long term."
Steve Biko, CEO of Zanifu
"The Saviu team, with their background as former operators, quickly grasped our needs and furnished the precise capital blend for our progression. They've been instrumental in facilitating our transition to the next stage, making capital introductions, and aiding in key hires (e.g. our CFO).
They've demonstrated themselves as the ideal allies for us in emerging markets."

Invest in Saviu

Our growing community of investors supports us as we work side by side with portfolio companies to deliver outsized financial returns and a positive impact on the continent. Saviu investors consist of entrepreneurs, family offices, executives or finance professionals based in Europe or Africa.

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