The Moonshots division within Standard Bank, which is leading this partnership, exists to grow businesses and create jobs across the continent. It has already invested in and partnered with various technology companies - both local and international - to launch disruptive products and solutions into the market.
From Standard Bank, the partnership will be led by Darren Segal (Head, Moonshots) Nadia Oshry (Lead, Moonshots) and Larry McCarthy (Head Strategic Investments and Alliances. Together with the operations team at Founders Factory Africa, Standard Bank will provide a platform of support for startups selected for the programme, further catalysing the pan-African tech ecosystem.
Founders Factory is the world’s best partner for founders. A London based team of 70 digital specialists across data science, design, engineering, growth, fundraising, marketing and partnerships will support founders in the Founders Factory Africa program. Founders Factory will also connect FFA’s portfolio to its global network of corporates, investors and talent.
The Founders group of companies, built by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, is built on the belief that the world would be a better place if entrepreneurial spirit can flourish. They have created the best ecosystem in technology to support that idea: