March Industry News

01 Mar 2022

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry |

BluePeak’s Inaugural Fund qualifies to contribute to 2X global gender finance challenge

BluePeak’s 2X Challenge status demonstrates the firm’s commitment to gender-lens investing in Africa by advancing women’s economic empowerment and encouraging gender equality both directly and via its portfolio companies.

Source: BluePeak PC


Call for concepts: USAID Partnership Opportunity (Digital Connectivity)

New USAID Partnership Opportunity: Digital Invest is a new USAID blended finance program under the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP) which works with fund managers to mobilize private capital for digital finance and internet service providers (ISPs) serving traditionally underserved consumer populations in developing markets. Digital Invest provides technical assistance, fund capitalization support, and direct portfolio engagement to help financiers support earlier stage, higher risk projects and startups with clear development impact. Financiers seeking to partner with USAID can learn more from the open call for concepts, with additional questions directed to the Digital Invest team at


Source: Digital Invest