One-Stop Diaspora Crowdinvestment
Be a part of Africas success stories!
WHAT IS PANGEA FUNDS?
Pangea Funds is one-stop crowd investment platform that makes it easy for Africans Abroad in investing African startups in Africa.

Democratising Impact Investment
WHY SHOULD YOU BE A PART OF IT?
Africa is the fastest growing continent and the number of lucrative investment opportunities are rapidly growing, but few in the diaspora are taking part of the growth. We enable you to invest in the top performing companies that are disrupting industries across the continent.
Create Impact while making profit
OUR MISSION
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Our mission is to create and support success stories across Africa and enable the diaspora to be apart of Africa's growth. Pangea Funds was started by diaspora entrepreneurs who are passionate about the potential and growth in emerging markets across Africa. We aim to mobilise the diaspora to contribute to the development and economic growth in Africa.
"Its never been easier to get involved in the african success story!"
ABOUT US: OUR STORY
We seek to democratise and revolutionise the way companies are funded in Africa by using crowdfunding as a tool to impact investment in Africa.

Pangea is a Fintech platform founded by individuals who are passionate about the development of emerging markets, and are mobilising diaspora to contribute to the development of Africa. Up to 84 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa are either un-served or underserved in terms of access to capital, while data from the World Bank shows that Africa's diaspora remittances rise to $35.2 billions in 2015.



We believe Crowdfunding can democratise the funding process for startups and SMEs, meaning there is less of a chance for corruption and more room for financial transparency. This is the story behind Pangea, and we want to build a platform that makes it easy to invest in Startups in undeveloped financial markets, by providing an alternative financial market.

We see a strong relationship between crowdfunding and remittances, and believe that crowdfunding can be a highly effective way to capture remittance flows. If it can capture 15 percent of the global remittance market, diaspora crowdfunding can play a crucial role in connecting investors with entrepreneurs and SMEs in emerging markets.

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HOW IT WORKS
We make it easy for diaspora to invest in start-ups and companies in Africa. What makes us unique is our impact-focused approach to equity crowdfunding and the diaspora community as investors.
1
Find Startups & SMEs
We find promising startups and help them with advice and to structure campaign
2
Define Funding
Startup define funding needs
3
Do Due Dilligence
Our local third parties do valuations and due diligence
4
Campaign & Follow-up
Pangea drive and coordinate campaign, connect with diaspora investors trough the crowdfunding platform and followup with startups and investors
Our primary focus is impact investors in the African diaspora in Europe and US.
MEET THE TEAM
We see a strong relationship between crowdfunding and remittances, and believe that crowdfunding can be a highly effective way to capture remittance flows.
Dede Koesah
CEO
Diaspora crowdfunding can play a crucial role in connecting investors with entrepreneurs and SMEs in emerging markets.
Jonas Tesfu
CMO: Investors Relations
We believe Crowdfunding can democratise the funding process for startups and SMEs, and giving room for financial transparency.
Fiori Mekonen
CMO: Startups and SMEs Relations
Did you know that?
30 millions+
Africans are living outside of their home countries.
US$ 400 billions
are sent yearling in remittance from the diaspora communities.
US$ 500 billions
are saved yearly in the diaspora communities
2,6%
of the continent's GDP is from remittance.
Meet Our Partners
EVENTS
INVESTING IN AFRICA
How to Drive growth and Sustainability on the Continent for Leapfrog
Venue: Mesh, Tordenskioldsgate 3, Oslo
Date: 27 September 2017, 16:30 – 18:30
Signup: Eventbrite

How will The African Startup ecosystem develop? How can Norway and Europe drive impact investment in supporting startups and job creation in Africa? What roles should The African Diasporas in Europe and US play in investment and capacity building of African startups? This event will discuss how to invest in Africa and how to transform the landscape by supporting young entrepreneurs and creators. Come and talk with experts on the latest trends and get an insight into the opportunities within the continent.

The world's second fastest growing region and largest workforce by 2040 is positioning itself to leapfrog through technologies, innovation and the creation of smart cities. Over the last five years, African countries have strategically used entrepreneurship as a tool for job creation and economic growth. From M-Kopa in Kenya and Arnergy in Nigeria to Mozambikes in Mozambique, MeQasa in Ghana, DabaDoc in Morocco, Dr. CADx in Zimbabwe and Giraffe in South Africa, African startups are already leading innovative ideas targeted at emerging markets. However, African startups and SMEs are still underserved in terms financial capital and support.

Agenda
16.30 Registration
16.45 Welcome
16.50 Keynotes
17.10 Speakers
17.50 Panel discussion
18.20 Q&A
18.30 End
Keynote Speakers
Bernard Chiira is Incubator manager at Strathmore University's @iBizAfrica in Nairobi Kenya. He has worked with incubator management and acceleration with a large variety of Startups and companies such as SafariCom. Mr. Chiira will talk about the role of research labs, incubators and accelerators in creating visibility for startup investment and entrepreneurial success in the African continent.
Trond Riiber Knudsen is an investor, Founder and CEO of TRK Group and previous Senior Partner at McKinsey. TRK Group is catalysing growth for promising entrepreneurial ventures across three particularly exciting domains: Disruptive Technologies, Digital service transformation and Emerging Africa.

You will also meet
Dede Koesah is Co-Founder and CEO of Pangea Funds. She has strong backgrounds from business development, international capacity building and diaspora expertise. Ms Koesah has previously worked at Norwegian African Business Association.
Vegard Benterud is Senior Investment Manager at Norfund, which is the Norwegian Financial Development Institution with the mandate to support the building of sustainable businesses in poor countries.
Haakon Brunell is the Co-founder and the Managing Partner of Katapult Accelerator. He is economist, and had previously worked in Africa and emerging markets as Associate Partner in McKinsey & Company'
Chisom Udeze is an Co-Founder and CEO of Mettle Consulting. The company provides Advisory Services for scandinavian companies in West Africa. Ms Udeze works to promote trade, investments and social development in the African continent.
Olivier Mukuta is CEO and Co-Founder of VipiCash, which is Fintech company, a digital marketplace for vendors, money senders and receivers that brings transparent and trackable digital payment system for remittance and aid.

Thea Sommerseth Myhren is Co-Founder and CEO of Diwala. Diwala is a digital market platform powered by blockchain that enables refugees
to actively build their identity, skills and resources.
Tone Cecilie Faugli is CEO at NorEA TechBridge, a company with local subsidiaries in Kenya focusing on developing profitable businesses with a positive social and environmental impact.
Martin Majlund Founder and COO at Sky.Garden, a SaaS platform for mobile commerce that is built specifically for African businesses. Businesses can easily sell any product to defined audiences on digital channels.
Pangea Funds is One-stop Diaspora Crowdinvestment and pre-accelerator platform targeted at early stage start-ups and SMEs in emerging markets. Pangea Funds is an innovative Fintech concept that makes it easy to invest in startups in undeveloped financial markets, by providing an alternative financial market. We focus on 'The missing middle' and high-impact companies that provide jobs and solve social and infrastructural issues in Africa while maintaining profitability.
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