About Us

Founded in 2018, Saviu is a venture capital fund that backs early-stage African tech or tech-enabled companies, with a strong focus on Francophone Africa.
We invest early, from seed to Series A stages, and work closely with our founders through the turbulent early years, helping them as they grow and scale their businesses.
We don't just spray and pray. We handpick a limited number of ex exceptional teams whom we support on a daily basis by leveraging our network and operational expertise.

Our focus

  • Tech or tech-enabled startups
  • Operating in Africa - our sweet spot being Francophone Africa
  • Checks from EUR 500k to EUR 1.5m, Seed to Series A
  • B2B or B2B2C business models
  • Growth potential and clear path to profitability

Saviu I

EUR 10m invested in 12 start-ups, 72% in Francophone Africa

Saviu II

EUR 45m targeting 15 to 20 start-ups, at least 60% in Francophone Africa
We require our entrepreneurs to commit to the highest ESG standards, with annual reporting on their impact performance, and a strong focus on creating Decent Work and Economic Growth (United Nations SDG 8) and promoting Gender Equality (UN SDG 5).
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