Optimizer Foundation

Optimizer Foundation is an early-stage impact investor founded in 2017, and focused on 3 core principles:

1. We improve health and education outcomes for underserved young populations in Africa.
2. We invest in innovative market-based solutions that tackle the challenges trapping African youth into cycles of extreme poverty.
3. We fill critical gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by investing in a variety of early-stage enterprises.

Once we identify an early-stage innovative social enterprise in health or education, we work closely with our investees, providing both funding and business advisory support to help our investees scale. We pull from the skills and expertise of both the Foundation team and our broader network of advisors and supporters.

We also work closely with the overall ecosystem, sharing learnings and opportunities, and building a stronger system that empowers game-changing businesses.

This comprehensive approach unlocks value for the customer, entrepreneur, and ecosystem overall, and helps audacious social enterprises to scale and radically shift health and education outcomes in Africa.

Our Investments

Kasha

Delivering women’s health & beauty products to last mile customers

Kasha

Delivering women’s health & beauty products to last mile customers

Delivering women’s health & beauty products to last mile customers

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

Somo

Supporting entrepreneurs through access to business training, markets and capital

Somo

Supporting entrepreneurs through access to business training, markets and capital

Supporting entrepreneurs through access to business training, markets and capital

Numida

Supporting SMEs through mobile based financial literacy training and loans

Numida

Supporting SMEs through mobile based financial literacy training and loans

Supporting SMEs through mobile based financial literacy training and loans

Armman

Advancing reduction in mortality and morbidity of mothers, children and neonates

Armman

Advancing reduction in mortality and morbidity of mothers, children and neonates

Advancing reduction in mortality and morbidity of mothers, children and neonates

Acumen

Changing the way the world tackles poverty

Acumen

Changing the way the world tackles poverty

Changing the way the world tackles poverty

Latest News

New Investment into Uganda-Based Numida

Supporting SMEs through mobile based financial literacy training and loans

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New Investment in Kenyan Somo

Supporting entrepreneurs through access to business training, markets and capital

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Release of 2018 Impact Report

We’re excited to share our 2018 Impact Report, which summarizes...

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