Investing in startups targeting the African market

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  • April 16: Investor Day Cape Town
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How we work

  • Three-month accelerator programs in Nairobi and Cape Town
  • Simultaneous investments in 10-12 startups
  • Entrepreneurs-in-residence and office space provided
  • Up to $100k per startup
  • Watch us in action →

Some of our startups

  • Apex Peak

    Apex Peak

    Web based short term working capital finance platform.

  • Graphflow

    Graphflow

    Product, user and content recommendations as a service. Graphflow’s recommendation engine matches users with products, allowing our clients to present their users with the most relevant content at the right time.

  • Ghafla!

    Ghafla!

    Kenyas biggest, hottest and most controversial celebrity entertainment site. Banned at Universities. Loved by Kenyans.

About 88mph

We provide early-stage web/mobile companies with up to $100K in funding through our 3-month startup accelerator program.

We are a private seed fund with vibrant work spaces in Nairobi and Cape Town, and a talented network of startup founders, investors, our corporate partners, and local business professionals. We add value to startups during the accelerator program by providing advice on products, go-to-market, sales, company structure, hiring, funding options, and scalability, as well as bringing in experienced individuals from around the world to fill in the gaps.

Contact info

88mph Garage Nairobi
88mph, Nairobi
4th Floor, Piedmont Plaza
671 Ngong Road
Nairobi, Kenya
Co-working in Nairobi!

88mph Cape Town Garage
Woodstock Exchange
Block A / 4th Floor
66 Albert Road / Woodstock
7925 / Cape Town
South Africa
Co-working in Cape Town!

88mph in Media

  • FT

    “88mph invests in tech startups that rely on internet access via mobile phone. They’re backing everything from scratch cards to download music, paying your rent at the touch of a button and browsing for the latest fashions online.”

  • FastCo

    "With the continent's economy poised for rapid growth, 88mph is hoping to encourage the entrepreneurs of the "African diaspora" to return to their roots...After decades in the doldrums, the continent’s GDP grew 5% annually between 2000 and 2008"

  • The Economist

    “In Nairobi they have plenty of talent to choose from…Investors are piling in…Down the street is 88mph, a seed fund and incubator that launched earlier this year.”

  • BBC

    “Some of the simple technologies in Kenya, while effective, are designed to address problems that are only really found in the developing world. But one place in Kenya – known as “88mph” – has greater high-tech aspirations.”