XV is Africa’s first artificial intelligence (AI) fund, quant fund, underpinned by Africa’s first ESG AI robo-advisor (impact investing as a service), investing in pre-seed start-up stages and beyond, to foster inclusive future of work (industry 4.0) ecosystems
XV’s has 2 funds, 4thIRiA I & II, $100m & $1bn (TBC).
XV’s venture capital investment thesis
Unlike investing in tech enabled start-ups, investing in Industry 4.0 (AI etc), Deep Tech or Hard Tech start-ups requires domain expertise to be truly successful
Research shows, despite its popularity, spray and pray venture capital investing doesn’t really work in developing countries
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Start-up founders paint pictures of what could be, using evidence based guesses, consisting of experiences, experimentation, others’ data, traction
24 artificial intelligence (AI) start-ups became unicorns ($1bn+ valuation) in Q2’21
200 unicorns created between 2005-18 dispel myths like top university dropouts, 2x founders, or top accelerator backed start-ups are more successful.
W/OS pilot: to make carbon labelling affordable for farmers, enabling farmers to access climate finance such as sustainability linked loans.
The world’s first sustainability-as-a-service platform.
in-app purchases grew by a remarkable 136% in Q2 21. It’s “leapfrogging” to the new economy (China is No. 2 in AI with a GDP PPP < 1/3 of US’)
Regional market integration (ACFTA):
for the first time, the African continent is becoming a single market
its climate finance investment opportunity, a subset of green finance, will be worth at least $3 trillion by 2030
the economic decoupling between the US and China has created a window of opportunity
Best demographic dividend, such as the largest workforce in the world by 2050, among largest diaspora networks etc…
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Africa’s AI fund, ESG robo-advisor, FoW & AI inst.