Optimizer Foundation

Optimizer Foundation is an early-stage impact investor founded in 2017.

At Optimizer Foundation, we are striving to find entrepreneurs that share our vision of a future where children and youth have access to affordable and high-quality healthcare and education, as well as job opportunities. We search for dedicated and impact-oriented early-stage companies, who create a positive social impact in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our Investments

Kasha

Delivering women’s health products to women of all socioeconomic levels

Kasha

Delivering women’s health products to women of all socioeconomic levels

Delivering women’s health products to women of all socioeconomic levels

Instill Education

Improving educational outcomes by training teachers and school leaders

Instill Education

Improving educational outcomes by training teachers and school leaders

Improving educational outcomes by training teachers and school leaders

Penda Health
Penda Health

Offering affordable and high quality healthcare in Kenya

Penda Health

Offering affordable and high quality healthcare in Kenya

Offering affordable and high quality healthcare in Kenya

Imalipay
ImaliPay

Providing financial services for the modern day African ‘Gig worker’

ImaliPay

Providing financial services for the modern day African ‘Gig worker’

Providing financial services for the modern day African ‘Gig worker’

Arifu

Taking quality education to scale through a new kind of platform

Arifu

Taking quality education to scale through a new kind of platform

Taking quality education to scale through a new kind of platform

Zumi Marketplace
Zumi

Offering supply chain services supporting micro-businesses in the Kenyan apparel sector

Zumi

Offering supply chain services supporting micro-businesses in the Kenyan apparel sector

Offering supply chain services supporting micro-businesses in the Kenyan apparel sector

Latest News

Release of 2020 Impact Report

We are excited to share our 2020 Impact Report, which sheds light on critical milestones and achievements from the past year, and the important impact that our investees have created across their markets.

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Imalipay Investment

New Investment into ImaliPay

In February 2021, we invested in ImaliPay – a financial services company targeting Africa’s growing ‘Gig economy’

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Penda Health

New Investment into Penda Health

Offering affordable and high quality healthcare in Kenya

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Optimizer Foundation COVID-19 Response