Our Partners

    Our investors and partners help our startups with distribution, product validation, data access, market insights, relationships, credibility and capital. We know that building a startup is hard so we want to provide founders with as many advantages as possible.

    In turn Founders Factory is an innovation partner for corporates. We drive digital and cultural transformation by investing in the best founders in your vertical and by co-creating new start-up propositions at rapid speed.

    Standard Bank is the largest African bank by assets, operating across 20 African countries. Its earnings in 2017 were $2billion and have total assets worth $165 billion. The group has more than 54 000 employees, approximately 1200 branches and 9000 ATMs.

    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.

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    Founders Factory is Europe’s best partner for founders

    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.

    Founders Factory Ecosystem

    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:

    Founders Forum - invitational event-driven community for technology founders, investors, academics, government and influencers.
    Founders Keepers - executive search firm specialising in building leadership teams within the digital and technology spaces.
    accelerateHER - Not-for-profit initiative launched to challenge the underrepresentation of women in technology.
    Founders Pledge - philanthropic arm of Founders Forum that enables founders to pledge a percentage of their exit to charitable causes.