WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Pre-series A with a proven product and go-to-market strategy

Tech-enabled, vertical agnostic 

Multi-founder team with evidence of traction

Operations based in Sub-Saharan Africa

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: WHERE WE’VE INVESTED

star news

StarNews Mobile

Network of mobile video channels that allows celebrities and brands to monetize their fan bases to over 50M subscribers in Africa.

klasha

Klasha

Online universal checkout that allows international retailers to accept payments in African currencies.

thankucash

ThankUCash

Loyalty and rewards infrastructure that helps businesses across Africa utilize smart data to attract and retain clientele.

kova dx

KovaDX

Harnessing the power of AI to combat inequities in healthcare.

Akiba Digital

Utilizing big data to enable SMEs to deliver financial services to 80% of excluded Africans.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

$100k Investment

Each startup receives $100k USD in seed funding and thousands of dollars worth of free services from our partner organizations

Virtual Accelerator

Structured, strategic support in a fast-paced, 3-month virtual accelerator that’s been tested, proven over time, and adapted for startups targeting the African market

Dedicated Support Staff

Daily support from a team of creative builders, business strategists, entrepreneurs, and operators who’ve worked across global ecosystems and all stages of startup growth

Value-Add Services

Centralized services and shared databases to assist companies in accelerating IP, design-market fit, marketing, sales, distribution, follow-on funding, and more

Africa Expertise

Cross-functional experts and EIRs who have deep on-the-ground experience, resources, and track record across African tech hub regions

Global Network

Weekly demo days and daily introductions to hundreds of investors and corporate strategic partners to help companies grow and scale

WHAT MAKES EXPERT DOJO DIFFERENT

Expert DOJO is the most active international seed-stage investor in Southern California, based in Santa Monica. Our accelerator is designed to help startups get to the next round, and we work closely with them on the milestones to get there. While there are thousands of accelerators out there, what makes Expert DOJO different is our globally diverse community of entrepreneurs, investors, and dedicated team. 

WHAT OUR FOUNDERS SAY

Tebogo Mokwena – Co-Founder & CTO, Akiba Digital

“From our vision and execution strategy to our culture, product, and strategic partnerships, Expert DOJO helped shape our vision and define the right growth strategy to get us there. On top of that, they bombarded us with hundreds of investors on a weekly basis to help support us on our journey to being a $B company. The biggest turning point for me as a founder was meeting an investor like Expert DOJO who believes in me so much so that I have no doubt we can take an African startup like Akiba Digital from grassroots to IPO!”

Yaw Ofosu Ansong – Founder & CEO, KovaDX

“Expert DOJO provides access and network to key stakeholders that the typical pattern-matching investor wouldn’t even consider. I loved the content and pace of the 2-month accelerator, and the program pushed us to finally secure our intellectual property, as well as meet many useful business contacts. Joining the program was definitely a turning point for us as a company!”