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Founded in 2008, Verod is a leading African investment firm. Through its private equity funds, Verod focuses on high-growth middle market companies, in Anglophone West Africa (particularly Nigeria and Ghana), helping them become dominant, regional leaders. And through its venture capital fund (Verod-Kepple Africa Ventures), it focuses on Pan-African early to growth stage tech-enabled start-ups.
Verod’s private equity arm manages over US$364 million in aggregate commitments and has invested in over 25 companies across 3 funds, on behalf of a wide range of global institutional investors. Verod’s private equity funds invest in a range of industries including healthcare, education, agribusiness, renewable energy, consumer products and services, financial and business services with investments ranging from US$10 million to US$25 million. While the venture capital fund invests between US$250,000 to US$7.5 million in tech-enabled start-ups solving the most pressing problems on the continent, in core sectors including FinTech, Logistics, HealthTech, EdTech and software, thereby creating a diversified portfolio across the continent.
Verod is a mission-driven company, where impact and conduct are as important as returns.