The African  Investment Platform

Leveraging finance and technology to spur investment in Africa


At ZAO Invest we are contributing to the transformation of SME finance in Africa through investment facilitation and the development of digital financial solutions.


We originate & structure SME debt opportunities as well as provide hands-on support to our SMEs to help establish & grow commercial- scale businesses. 

We envision a world where finance plays a central role in solving the social challenges facing the global community. In this future, investors create an impact helping build a sustainable future for all. Our ambition 

Our specialist knowledge of Africa & the SME landscape, and our ability to structure impactful investments, means we are uniquely placed to act as a catalyst for the development of SME funding in the region. We are able to profitably structure smaller amounts at an earlier stage and manage business risks.

Our ultimate mission is to spearhead the digital transformation of the African investment landscape by developing and bringing to market a range of deep "tech. for good" products - that will ultimately unlock access to credit to many.

By catalysing the power of the African's Diaspora & network we effectively leverage patient capital in profitable and impactful Projects ‘back-home’ where it is needed most.

Our team is diverse, made up of seasoned impact finance and high tech. product experts from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, who connect and collaborate with partners to help foster innovative ideas into successful businesses.


To learn more about what we do here at ZAOinvest, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Meet our team


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Chief Product Marketing Officer

Spent 20 years putting products to market from inception to production at global scale


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Chief Executive


Cross continental experience in debt origination & structuring in the African SME market


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Chief Investments


Diverse experience in portfolio management, investors relations & strategic partnerships in Africa 

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