Village Capital

Village Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in making seed, startup, and early-stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in energy, environmental sustainability, agriculture, health and education sector. It prefers to make equity investments for-profit companies operating in the affordable education services across the world with a focus on Africa, Asia and Latin America. The firm considers investments between $0.05 million and $0.1 million and follow-on investments between $0.25 million and $0.5 million. It typically makes minority equity investments. Village Capital is based in Washington, District Of Colombia.

Adedana Ashebir

Regional Director, Africa and Middle East


Allyson Burns


Allie Burns



Daniel Cossío

Regional Lead, Latin America

Victoria Fram

Senior Advisor, Vilcap Investments; Co-Founder, Village Capital


Apoorv Karmakar

Senior Director


Rachel Schwartz

Senior Associate FP&A


Ben Wrobel

Director of Communications

281 past transactions


Venture Round in 2017
Loans4SME connects small businesses with lenders to provide cash-flow based loans. With a product suite tailored for high growth companies and a seemless, technology driven approach to lending, they provide a collateral free solution for every financing need your business has. They have built a vast network of lenders including banks, NBFCs, venture debt firms and family offices. Our experts help you navigate The complex debt financing landscape so you get timely capital.

Vega Coffee

Venture Round in 2018
The Vega Marketplace will eventually feature farmers representing a variety of regions and coffee varietals. Customers will be able to search for farmers and select coffee based on origin, tasting notes, and/or roasting profile.

Stars From All Nations

Non Equity Assistance in 2021
Stars From All Nations (SFAN) is a high impact social venture established with precise vision to raise the next generation of African leaders through the accomplishment of the following goals: Help young people have a smooth transition from college to career through mentorship, capacity development and job/internship placement. Offer opportunities for youths to turn their passion into a business or career by creating platforms for networking, incubation and funding. Train young people to give back to their communities through positive social actions. Although there have been tremendous improvements in the business practices in Africa, the challenge lies in integrating youths into the workforce. Obviously there is a big disconnect because in as much as the economy is expanding and domestic demand is increasing, job creation is not, hence the growing youth unemployment rate in Africa.


Non Equity Assistance in 2021
Tustawi is an e-learning specialist for professional development in Kenya, using technology to develop job-specific and market-relevant customized training.

IUNU, Inc.

Venture Round in 2015
iUNU is an industrial computer vision company that connects plants, facilities, and people through a single interface. Luna turns commercial greenhouses into precise, predictable, demand-based manufacturers. Luna is an AI born in the heart of Seattle; trained in Silicon Valley and the greenhouses of Skagit Valley; accessible from everywhere. Founded in 2013, iUNU is an industrial computer vision company headquartered in Seattle, with offices in San Francisco and San Diego.


Seed Round in 2019
CFOremoto empowers SMEs towards funding by giving them access to automated cash management platform that makes them visible to various funding sources in the market.


Seed Round in 2015
Agribotix is a drone-enabled software company that provides advanced imaging and analysis for precision agriculture. It offers Agribotix Hornet Drone, a rugged low-cost drone airframe purpose-built for operational use on the farm; and Agribotix Infrared and Thermal Sensors, which are thermal cameras that collect images over fields of interest. It also offers Agribotix Image Processing Services, a software solution that delivers easily viewable georeferenced aerial images.

ICT for Development

Non Equity Assistance in 2021
ICT for Development Kenya reaches out to undeserved communities in East Africa offering Technology literacy.


Non Equity Assistance in 2021
E-learning linked to financial health and inclusion for emerging market citizens


Seed Round in 2017 enables Nigerian debit card holders save little amounts of money frequently with minimal effort. They automate the process of saving tiny amounts daily, weekly, or monthly; and then allowing you to withdraw for free on only set withdrawal dates thereby practically making saving more possible for you by eliminating the temptation to withdraw.

Fundi App

Non Equity Assistance in 2021
Fundi App is an on demand mobile application that connects vetted handymen providing different types of installation, repair and maintenance services in the informal sector to customers in the wider market. Our software is designed to match demand with nearest skilled individuals available in real-time. Lack of access to decent work for the skilled youth in Africa is a big challenge. The African Development Bank(Afdb) estimates that 11 million youth enter the labour market every year but only 3 million new jobs are created. Over 70% of all labour market entrants end up either unemployed or underemployed in the highly fragmented informal sector. Most informal workers, both self-employed and wage earners, face issues such as low productivity, low wages and unsustainable livelihoods. As a result of these, there is a significant, but not complete, overlap between working informally and being poor. At the same time, customers experience hardship in locating service providers who prioritize quality, affordability and reliability. Existing solutions offer contacts scattered across the web that are often not vetted which makes the process risky, expensive and time consuming for the customer. Our mission is to use technology to provide access to decent work and stable economic opportunities for youth in sub-Saharan Africa. We believe this to be key to building thriving communities.

Social Lender

Venture Round in 2018
Social Lender is a lending solution based on social reputation on mobile, online and social media platforms.


Pre Seed Round in 2017
ESCALA EDUCACION S.A.S offers employees of its business partners savings plans to facilitate access to higher education and education for their children. The company also offers vocational support, enrollment discounts in higher education institutions, provides scholarships for education. The company provides savings plans coupled with company matching funds, tuition discounts, career counseling, and other education benefits. ESCALA EDUCACION S.A.S was founded in 2015 and is based in Medellin, Colombia.

Story2, LLC

Seed Round in 2016
Story2 is a provider of a platform used to expand speaking, writing, and collaboration through online storytelling. Its platform uses the power of storytelling to expand writing confidence and persistence in college admissions, job search, and on the job by replacing empty words with vibrant, personal stories and writing that enable students to overcome the hurdles of the college admissions process as well as receive scholarships.


Seed Round in 2015
Infiniteach is dedicated to autism innovation through technology and training. It is a digital learning platform for one in 68 children diagnosed with autism. Its first product, Skill Champ, makes it easy for parents and teachers to create customized lessons that are rooted in evidence-based autism interventions. Infiniteach was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.


Non Equity Assistance in 2020
E-Bursum provides a social initiative that brings together students that are looking for scholarships and people, institutions, and organizations that provide scholarships, and aims to assist students in the scholarship application process. The project of Galatasaray University Engineering Faculty students carries all the scholarship transactions to the electronic environment and offers students a faster, technological and fair scholarship search experience. Winner of BİLGİ Young Social Entrepreneur Award in 2015, E-Bursum is free. Users can view the people, institutions, and organizations that give scholarships through e-Bursum, and they can easily apply for scholarships.

One Clique Systems

Grant in 2018
A Comprehensive user-friendly Cloud Based HR Software developed by HR People for HR People.


Pre Seed Round in 2021
Grain4Grain is a San Antonio based food-tech startup. A couple years ago, we developed a patent pending process that allows us to dry and mill byproducts, specifically brewers spent grain, into a low carb, high protein flour. Spent grain is the number one byproduct from breweries and for over 100 years, breweries have been trying to develop a way to capitalize on this resource--think whey protein from cheese making. Our innovative methodology allows us to dry and mill brewers spent grain in under 20 minutes, down from the conventional 6 hours--allowing us to provide this incredibly healthy and sustainable ingredient at affordable prices to consumers and product makers. Since launching 10 months ago, we have been able to upcycle 120,000 lbs of wet spent grain, and have launched 2 CPG products in nearly 200 HEB stores. We are now in the works of developing contracts with product makers, bakeries, and even a dog food company!


Seed Round in 2018
Manim integrates the ERP application with the user's Bank in 7X24, securely and in real-time. It allows the user to track their banking transactions on the go and enjoy managing their financial activities.


Seed Round in 2015
Billpocket convierte tu smartphone o tablet en una terminal punto de venta. Ya no tienes que esperar al banco y pagar exageradas cuotas de mantenimiento, fianzas y papel para poder cobrar con tarjeta. Simplemente necesitas una cuenta bancaria a donde puedas recibir tus cobros con tarjeta de débito y crédito.

Gumption Labs

Grant in 2017
Gumption Labs is an end to end mutual fund software solution provider.


Non Equity Assistance in 2020
E-Bursum provides a social initiative that brings together students that are looking for scholarships and people, institutions, and organizations that provide scholarships, and aims to assist students in the scholarship application process. The project of Galatasaray University Engineering Faculty students carries all the scholarship transactions to the electronic environment and offers students a faster, technological and fair scholarship search experience. Winner of BİLGİ Young Social Entrepreneur Award in 2015, E-Bursum is free. Users can view the people, institutions, and organizations that give scholarships through e-Bursum, and they can easily apply for scholarships.

IUNU, Inc.

Grant in 2015
iUNU is an industrial computer vision company that connects plants, facilities, and people through a single interface. Luna turns commercial greenhouses into precise, predictable, demand-based manufacturers. Luna is an AI born in the heart of Seattle; trained in Silicon Valley and the greenhouses of Skagit Valley; accessible from everywhere. Founded in 2013, iUNU is an industrial computer vision company headquartered in Seattle, with offices in San Francisco and San Diego.


Seed Round in 2017
LipaMobile’s Xuldime service is an integrated cashless platform for parents, school administrators, and school canteen vendors and suppliers to pay for school fees, supplies and services. The product is aimed at parents with no fixed earnings for whom lump sum payments of school fees can be difficult. It also offers a savings platform where parents can periodically load money and set payment dates for direct deposits into the school’s bank account.


Grant in 2018 owns and operates a cloud-based cross platform which offers cash-flow management, accounting, and resource planning tools catering to small businesses in the MENA region. to record their transactions and view their data it in a visually intuitive way, specifically designed for business owners with no strong technical knowledge or strong accounting background. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Cairo, Egypt.


Seed Round in 2013
Edwell is an initiative to provide access to quality education through multimedia contents and video calls based tuition classes in small towns and villages to a larger mass having limited access to better means of education. Our primary research revealed that in most of the cases less qualified teachers take tuition classes in old fashioned way which most of the times is one side communication where teachers narrate the definition and formulas straight away from books. These are the only possible tuition solutions in the area inviting a greater scope for interactive multimedia based tuition classes offered by Edwell Solutions Private Limited.

Cerahelix, Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
Cerahelix is a manufacturer of ceramic picofiltration products designed to facilitate high-quality water purification. The company's bio-derived products are developed using a patented DNA template technology to form sub-nanometer pores in a ceramic to provide very minute particle filtration, enabling water purification agencies to separate salts, metal ions, and other impurities dissolved in water at the molecular level.


Grant in 2021
hiSofi is a debt collection FinTech that specializes in debt collection, financial education, and financial reintegration. hiSofi was founded in 2018.


Seed Round in 2015
The World Is an Interesting Place. Math Class Should Be, Too. At Mathalicious, they think the world is an interesting place full of interesting questions. Do people with small feet pay too much for shoes? Do taller Olympic sprinters have an unfair advantage? How have video game consoles changed over time…and are they building the Matrix? They also think math class is the perfect place for students and teachers to explore questions like these, and that it can be the most interesting part of the day.


Seed Round in 2015
Crediyo Inc. operates a lending platform and payment solution. Its solution helps individuals to get the care they need, as well as allows providers to collect more patient responsibilities. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in New York, New York.

Nohms Technologies

Seed Round in 2013
NOHMs Technologies is developing materials and manufacturing processes for advanced lithium-ion battery electrolyte that enables twice the energy and runtime for half the cost in consumer electronics and electric vehicles via sales and licensing business model. The company's NanoLyte Electrolyte solutions contain new functional ionic liquid materials that significantly improve the performance and safety of next-generation lithium-ion batteries. NOHMs Technologies was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York, United States.
Sensatek Propulsion Technology is the developer of wireless ceramic sensors for gas turbines intended to measure gas turbine health and reduce downtime and costly repairs of turbines. The company's technology permits wireless monitoring of harsh environments inside application such as fuel cells, gas turbine engines, and rocket propulsion that is not currently available on the market and its sensors are designed to withstand the extraordinarily harsh environments in combustion applications creating benefits in longevity of component life, enabling users to improve safety while monitoring the equipment and reduce downtime issues resulting in dramatic cost savings.

Earthineer, LLC

Seed Round in 2015
Earthineer is a social marketplace connecting members with people, farms, and food nearby. Members can create hyper-local trade connections based on what they produce and what they need. The registered users can also perform barter transactions on the platform.


Venture Round in 2018 is a platform to help you reconfigure your existing loans in different banks and relax your monthly payment plan

Caseworx Inc.

Non Equity Assistance in 2017
Caseworx Inc. provides a video-based interactive collaboration platform for learners. It offers experiential learning for corporate training, leaders, managers, and decision-makers at various levels of organization, as well as for educators and investors. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Long Beach, California.

CoVi Analytics

Seed Round in 2018
​CoVi Analytics simplifies compliance for Banks and Insurers based on an AI powered Saas suite. Our mission is to help compliance, risk and business teams simplify their dealings with an increasingly complex regulatory environment and automate repetitive activities.


Pre Seed Round in 2014
ReNature helps farmers to change the production method into a sustainable agroforestry system. It teaches farmers on how to grow different types of crops together that support and each other and improve the condition of the soil. ReNature provides information, guidance and support to local authorities, cooperatives and farmers in making a sustainable agriculture in the form of agroforestry. ReNature was founded in January 5, 2018.


Seed Round in 2020
Nilus is a social enterprise that applies AI and crowdsourcing to reduce food loss and waste. It rescues edible food that is about to be discarded and distributes it among community kitchens. Nilus was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal.


Seed Round in 2018
Kredico is an online platform where members' credit requests are collected, score cards are created, and an agreed bank is sent for credit approval. Kredico works with the membership system. Individual score cards are produced for individual and business members. The Kredico rating is updated according to the loan repayment terms.


Seed Round in 2021
Vexi provides a credit card through mobile application. The application allows users to develop a payment plan, and manage and control expenses. The company offers online credit card for online purchases and physical card for purchases in establishments. Vexi was founded in 2016 and is based in Mexico City, Mexico.

IroFit Technologies Oy

Seed Round in 2017
IroFit mobile card reader allows small businesses accept card payments anywhere they operate, even in areas with poor internet connection. By ensuring widest possible coverage area and effective operations, merchants increase sales and buyers are better served. We improve the overall purchasing experience for billions living in areas with poor/no Internet connection.

Elsen Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
Elsen Inc., a financial technology company, provides cloud based high performance computing platform for financial applications. It offers accelerated computing engine for financial applications; and graphical processing unit based processing algorithms. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Pick My Work

Seed Round in 2021
We hire, train, manage and deploy gig workers to complete repeatable tasks for companies


Grant in 2020
Xendoo is an innovative cloud-based bookkeeping and accounting platform focused on helping small businesses. The fintech company provides small business owners with accessibility to CPAs, predictability of pricing, and speed to their numbers delivered through a technology foundation. Xendoo is reshaping the accounting industry, leveraging technology to deliver financial peace of mind to small business owners so they can focus on doing what they do best – running their business. For more information, visit

Angaza Elimu

Non Equity Assistance in 2021
Angaza Elimu is primed to transform education across Kenya and the entire African continent by addressing the problem of inefficient classrooms and inadequate educational material. At Angaza Elimu, we enhance the classroom experience and strengthen the student-teacher bond. By combining a comprehensive e-Learning platform with a simple classroom setup, Angaza Elimu eases the administrative burden of teachers and frees them to spend more time teaching substantive material. Additionally, Angaza Elimu encourages children to further engage with technology with a Student Portal that challenges them to think critically. We also offer supplemental training on STEM to plant the seed of innovativeness in the young African learner.

Hybrent Inc.

Seed Round in 2015
Hybrent Inc. provides a mobile ordering application that provides interface to inventory and supply chain systems in hospitals. Its platform offers supply chain visibility, reduced supply expense, and workflow automation solutions. The company serves nurses, technicians, and materials management and purchasing personnel. Hybrent Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Seed Round in 2018, Inc. operates an online training platform for senior home care agencies and caregiver agency teams. The company offers evidence-based online classes for in-home caregivers. It provides online training programs for caregiver agencies, and professional and caregiver certifications., Inc. was formerly known as, Inc. and changed its name to, Inc. in 2014. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Edsix Brain Lab Private Ltd

Angel Round in 2015
Edsix Brain Lab Pvt Ltd is an emerging player in the edutainment industry , It is incubated by IIT Madras Rural Technology Business Incubator (RTBI) and is headquartered in IIT Research Park Chennai. Edsix is a "Winner at Tech4Impact Accelerator Program 2013 " supported by IIM Ahmedabad CIIE and Village Capital ,U.S.A Poised to disrupt the booming educational gaming sector by becoming the world’s largest developer and publisher of interactive brain skill & curriculum based products . Edsix was born with a vision to create a tool that will enable users experience an enjoyable brain boost regime


Seed Round in 2017
MyStrongHome is a provider of construction management and insurance services intended to protect buildings and communities from hurricanes. MyStrongHome is a benefit corporation with a mission to strengthen communities in coastal areas. They work with a sister non-profit organization called the Foundation for Strong Homes. Together, they provide home upgrades that are independently certified*, secure financing for those improvements based on future insurance savings, and are a licensed insurance agent. They are dedicated to developing innovative, proven and fully certified programs that improve community access to critical resources needed to withstand future storms.

Riby Finance

Seed Round in 2018
Riby, a finance technology company, provides a finance management platform for cooperatives, company groups, employees, individuals, associations, and financial development institutions. The company is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

WorkNasi Plus

Non Equity Assistance in 2021
WorkNasi Plus is a platform empowering businesses in Africa by connecting them to the best-skilled freelancers and remote workers from across the continent.

Logic Roots

Seed Round in 2017
Logic Roots is an education company that provides a social math game and equipment for kids. It offers math board games and math worksheets it helps children to practice in mathematics. Logic roots help reinventing how kids practice Math. Through board games, math activities and apps. The company was founded in 2011 and headquartered in Mumbai


Seed Round in 2021
Qandle - that elusive HR solution which you always wanted but never found (till now). End-to-end HR solution that is smart, beautiful, and completely configurable, with a fully functional mobile app to help you manage tasks on-the-go! Amazing? Couldn't agree more! Connect with us and discover how they can help improve productivity and engagement of your teams.


Seed Round in 2018
Ensibuuko develops cloud-based micro-finance software for community-level financial entities in Africa. It provides banking solutions to financial services entities unique to Sub-Saharan Africa. The company also allows users to access their account via mobile phone, enabling them to can check the balance, make deposits, and withdraw. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Uganda.


Venture Round in 2020
WeSettle is a Fintech platform that helps small and medium enterprises better manage their invoices digitally and allows them to quickly get paid electronically.


Non Equity Assistance in 2021
DriversNG Recruitment Services Ltd. operates an online platform to recruit verified and trained professional drivers. The drivers can be recruited on full term, short term, on-demand, and ride-sharing basis. The company operates its services online and through mobile application. The company serves in Lagos, Abeokuta, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt, Benin, Ibadan, Benue, Kaduna, and Delta city. DriversNG Recruitment Services Ltd. Recruitment Services Ltd. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria with additional office at Abuja, Nigeria.

Sweep, Inc.

Venture Round in 2015
Sweep, Inc. designs and develops an application that tracks users upcoming bills, expenses, and goals. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of 2015, Sweep, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Affirm, Inc.


Seed Round in 2018
Fongogo is a localized crowdfunding platform. The company offers anyone from individuals to companies to NGOs a marketplace to fundraise, seek feedback, and marketing projects. Contributors allocate funds, small or large, to their projects of choice for which they receive rewards, and/or recognition, in return. Both creators and contributors have access to tools that allow them to promote their projects on social media networks, which creates a viral effect and increases success.


Seed Round in 2018
BrightHive helps companies link their data to empower decision making.


Seed Round in 2018
UALET designs and develops a platform that allows the consumers to invest directly into the funds without requiring a large amount of funds. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Bogota, Colombia.


Pre Seed Round in 2013
Re-Nuble, Inc. produces bio-derived liquid fertilizers for hydroponic growers. It offers liquid concentrate fertilizers for rapidly growing plants during the structural and foliar growth phase. The company also provides organic-based solutions that stimulate microbial activity in the plant’s root zone. It offers its products through stores and online in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Re-Nuble, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, New York.

TQIntelligence, Inc.

Venture Round in 2021
TQIntelligence, Inc. owns and operates a platform which measures the severity of the emotional distress. The platform integrates multiple data sources and offers cognitive insights into risk stratification, treatment outcomes tracking, and personalized behavioral health interventions. The company products include TQ-Intelligence, including insights from voice/speech analytics and other psychometrically sound instruments and TQ Analytics which offers solutions using existing EMR data with actionable insights. The company features include machine learning analytics, knowledge graph, and real time prediction. TQIntelligence, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.