Supporting diverse founders leading ventures in energy, agriculture, and fintech, with a special focus on supporting African and female entrepreneurs.
Delta40 is a Venture Studio and VC Fund
Delta40 is investing in, building & scaling innovative ventures led by founders on the frontlines in Africa. Beyond capital, we provide hands-on support from experienced operators & investors to drive growth from idea to pan-African scale. By 2030, we aim to build a portfolio of 50 ventures serving >125M customers, mitigating >100M Tons of carbon, catalyzing >$1B in follow-on capital, & delivering above-market returns.
By 2100, 40% of the world’s population will live in Africa. This is a unique opportunity - and imperative - to invest in entrepreneurs building climate innovations that drive sustainable economic growth in this critical region. Delta40 is a Venture Studio and VC Fund led by experienced Founders and Operators in Africa that invests in, builds and scales technology-enabled climate ventures led by African and Female founders living on the frontlines. Beyond capital, we provide unparalleled, hands-on support, shared services, and an influential global ecosystem of partners to drive growth from idea to exit. By 2030, we will build a portfolio of ventures that will impact more than 20M lives, mitigate 100M tons of carbon, catalyze $1B of investment and deliver outsized returns & impact to investors Together with our portfolio companies and partners, we also aim to enhance the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa by creating shared innovation spaces and developing ecosystem-wide programs tailored to unlock innovation in Africa.
Who we are
We are a team of experienced entrepreneurs and operators who INVEST, BUILD and SCALE ventures that improve lives and tackle climate change in this important market. We are passionate about collaborating with and supporting other Founders, CEOs and operators to drive real growth, impact and commercial success on the entrepreneurial journey.
What we do
We invest in African and Female Founders on the frontlines with innovative solutions that can scale. Our venture studio team and network provide tangible, hands-on support from ideation to pan-African scale and exit. We excel in offering product, people, and partnership support to accelerate our ventures' speed, scale, and success. In contrast to traditional models, our dedicated in-house team, supported by exceptional partners, ensures robust post-investment assistance. We're committed to helping our companies secure growth capital, spanning equity, debt, and grants.
By 2100, more than 40% of the world will live in Africa. Africa is a young continent, so more than 50% of entrepreneurs and the global workforce will be in Africa. This represents a unique opportunity - and imperative - to invest in entrepreneurs who are building businesses that improve lives, increase incomes and improve sustainability in this critical market. We must act now to build this ecosystem.
We believe exits are good - they help solutions scale, they help investors reinvest returns in the ecosystem, they enable entrepreneurial teams to start new companies. We need more exits and Delta40 has a unique focus on exits for impact in Africa.
Our portfolio ventures
Increasing smallholder farmer profits in Africa with a data-driven farm to fork market linkage platform. Kenya’s farmers only receive 10% of the value from the sale of their produce and yet they take on all of the risk. Terra Lima is building a technology platform to tackle inefficiencies, minimize risk and deliver to farmers the full value of their produce.
Our theory of change
Delta40 Venture Studio aims to increase incomes, improve livelihoods and tackle climate change in SSA.
But we’re not stopping there. We are growing the venture studio and aim to catalyze follow-on investment in the ventures and ecosystems we work in.