Close the Gap fund
Our goal: empowering the lives of Africa’s most vulnerable population through investing in Tech Solutions.
What the Close the Gap fund is attempting to do is bringing affordable technology based solutions to Sub-Saharan Africa’s most vulnerable people so that they can build themselves a better future.
We want to achieve inclusive growth of technology based solutions and an increased impact capital available for tech entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This double outcome is made possible through sustainable use of Close the Gap capital and that of investees. Close the Gap provides capital to investees, as well as technical assistance and access to the Close the Gap network. Additional capital is raised through the Close the Gap fund structure.
Overview of investments made:
- Timu (South Africa): an online platform that helps people in limited-resourced communities demonstrate that they can meet the expectations others have of them, proving that they are trustworthy.
- BeCentral (Belgium): a new digital campus located in Brussels Central Station. Cofounded & backed-up by more than 40 entrepreneurs, we’re on a mission to close the digital skills gap and help to accelerate Belgium’s Digital Transformation.
Press coverage here.