We invest in people

We invest in people

We support early-stage software entrepreneurs who are committed to building technology solutions that address the continent’s most pertinent problems while creating wealth and jobs for its people.

Our internal seed fund gives investment of $50k to $250k in funding to help launch and scale these early-stage companies. In addition to funding, MEST offers 18 to 24-month incubation at the MEST hubs and access to the Africa-wide tech community.





Established Companies



Established Companies



How we support

    • Capital
    • Business Support & Incubation
    • Network access
    • Mentorship

Businesses we support:

    • Scalable software solution?
    • Product-market fit?
    • Strong African founders?
    • Sector agnostic?

Success Stories:

Alumni success stories

Case Study: custom accelerator program for African fintech startups

In September 2018, MEST partnered with French multinational bank Société Générale (SocGen) and SystemicLogic to launch a month-long accelerator program designed to take promising startups in the informal sector to the next level and offer potential partnerships with the bank.

Our portfolio companies

MEST has invested in over 70 early-stage African software companies, in industries ranging from e-commerce, agtech, fintech, health tech, edutech, AI, and more.

List of Portfolios:


Learn more about the MEST portfolio

Interested in partnering with MEST? Are you an investor who wants to learn more about our portfolio? Contact our team to explore opportunities.

Ashwin Ravichandran

Managing Director