growth is the ultimate driver of business success and long-term value creation
We are in the company-building business
beenok is an investment and advisory firm that works with founders, boards and senior leadership teams of bold firms to deliver hypergrowth in emerging markets.
We founded beenok after years of investing in, launching and scaling new ventures in frontier markets. We roll-up our sleeves and engage with passionate teams building groundbreaking services in Africa.
For details about our investment philosophy or advisory services, get in touch with us.
A quarter of the world will be African by 2050
Our raison d'être
Population growth in Africa will generate a myriad of socio-economic challenges.
But while these challenges are scary and frustrating to most people, visionary entrepreneurs and investors see them for the breathtaking opportunities they really are: building colossal new markets across all sectors while improving people’s lives at an unprecedented scale.
At beenok, we are committed to support those visionaries rising up to the challenges ahead on a continent where we live, work and that we love.
Julien is a senior innovation management professional with hands-on experience in new business development, strategy, and general management in the fintech, telecom and media industries. Julien is known for delivering digital products, building innovation teams and partnering with leading-edge companies in emerging markets.
We assembled a network of business strategists, growth marketers, sales & distribution heads, technology experts, UI/UX designers, finance experts and investment professionals focused on helping bold firms create meaningful, long-lasting innovation in emerging markets.
Whether you are large corporate or a fast-growing startup, we work with you to design and scale new high-growth ventures.
You get a proven partner, tried and tested processes and the know-how that maximize returns on innovation - fast.
Whether it’s pre-seed, seed or Series A, we invest in Africa-focused founders who are just getting started.
When you work with us, you get down-to-earth and restless partners working side-by-side with you on strategy and more importantly on execution.
Questions we get all the time about the hypergrowth fund
What do you look for in a startup?
Our investment focus relates to tech-enabled services in Africa. As importantly, we look for strong, resilient and diverse founding team. Specifically, we look for industrious founders who can create an environment and an culture that attract A-players and generate hyper growth.
Is it too early to approach beenok?
It’s never too early to reach out, but it can be too late. We don’t see divisions between angel, seed and pre-seed — we’re interested across the board and find that founders’ needs are the same early on. So, even if you don’t think you’re ready, we’d still like to get to know you. Maybe we can even help in the meantime.
What is the best way to engage ?
We review every single opportunity we receive. Don't hesitate to submit an investment opportunity through the link below or email us directly. We also deeply value referrals from people we know and we trust. In all instances the more you share upfront, the quicker we will get back to you.
We know good ideas can come from all corners of Africa, and there’s plenty of incredible founders out there. We’ve created a form where you can submit an investment opportunity for our team to review.