TLcom is an international venture capital firm based in London and presence in Nairobi with a capital base of $300 million. The company has expanded into the West African market setting up base in Lagos, Nigeria. It has also appointed Nigeria’s ex-Minister of Communications Omobola Johnson to be its General Partner for the Nigerian operations.
Omobola will chair the launch event for TLcom new offices in Lagos, and will also take the leading role in all the firm’s activities in West Africa. TLcom has a long-term plan to set up roots within the African venture capital ecosystem and at the same time be able to monitor closely its portfolio companies as it helps them scale up internationally.
Currently, the venture capital firm is nurturing TLcom TIDE (Technology and Innovation for Developing Economies) Africa Fund to identify and invest in fast growth scalable financial services companies. Specifically companies operating in the following space e-commerce, health, education, energy and technology.
Maurizio Caio, the Managing Partner at TLcom Capital LLP said, “We are excited about Omobola joining our team and leading our efforts in West Africa as we look …read more