Pangea Launches KES 300 Million Scale-Up Program for Kenya Start-ups

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Pangea CEO Jonas Tesfu

Pangea has launched a scale-up program offering private funding of up to KSH 300 million and business support to enable locally funded start-ups to accelerate their enterprises.

The support will further enable the start-ups to move up the ladder from the Seed level to Series A.

Successful applicants of the program will also receive tailored coaching sessions to suit their specific business requirements and optimal matching of investors to fund their businesses. The start-ups also get to tap into the vast networks that Pangea Accelerator has.


This is in addition to coaching relevant to the needs of their businesses and funding from different investors. The program also focuses on building long term relationships that will extend beyond the 18-month duration.

The scale-up program will be 18 months long to ensure that the selected start-ups will have all the support they need. In addition, it is sector-agnostic and seeks the best start-ups in different sectors of the economy.

Similar to other African countries, Kenya startups face a major challenge in finding investors to fund their businesses- a task considered difficult and time-consuming.

Interested firms can drop their applications here.

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Out of the local start-ups that have raised more than $1 million, only 6% have local founders while the rest are founded by expatriates. As an accelerator, we are looking to change this narrative and enable more African entrepreneurs to gain access to the capital they need to move to the next level through programs like the Pangea Scaleup program.


It is also on this backdrop that as Pangea we step in and help bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and investors, and we provide them with the skills they need to take their start-ups to the next level.

CEO and Cofounder of Pangea Accelerator Jonas Tesfu


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