Chinook Capital is a venture capital firm focused on making investment in “pre-seed” and early stage ventures that are building a viable and scalable technology businesses for strong financial returns with maximum impacts.
We partner with exceptional entrepreneurs and work side-by-side with them to turn great ideas into remarkable companies, by helping them to provide earliest institutional funding to launch and scale their new ventures. As operators and entrepreneurs, ourselves, we roll up our sleeves and work with the entrepreneurs in all parts of their businesses that need additional resources. We provide more than capital to our investees, we provide support from market validation, product design, product-market-fit, customer discovery to creating fundable and scalable business.
To be the most admirable technology investment firm in Africa.
Serve as a catalyst to bridge the gap between capital and innovation.
We combine seed capital, hands-on help and a great co-working location with an expert team to positively impact the trajectory of early-stage startups. Through Chinook Lab Program, we invest at the earliest stage of a startup's lifecycle "pre-seed", as the first institutional capital - and helps the entrepreneurs validate and iterate on the original hypotheses of their core business concepts. In short, we help companies achieve product-market fit in preparation to raise institutional venture financing.
We help existing businesses revamp their strategies through early-stage
investment, increase their addressable
market opportunities and operationally focus on accelerating revenue growth to become a
We work alongside with the entrepreneurs to give birth to new industry-leading companies by leveraging on our experience and relationships as a fund manager to turn great ideas into great companies.
We invest in passionate, young & promising entrepreneurs with a personal connection to the problem they’re solving. We value a strong work ethic and a business mindset.
We look for tech-enabled businesses that offer innovative, scalable solutions which solve problems that make a difference to people.
We look to invest in businesses that show evidence of product-market fit, whether it be revenue, paying customers, or downloads users.
Our businesses build a better society by providing access to basic goods and services, financial inclusion, job creation and income improvement for consumers at the base-of-the-pyramid (BoP).
Suru has over 12 years of experience in the technical, management and Finance sides of Technology, Management Consulting and Transaction Advisory. He has worked...
Ekene Agu is the founder of Kwäf Technologies, a seed stage company aiming to nurture a new Nigerian middle class by consolidating...
Gbenga has more than 12 Years working experience building and running technology-led businesses. Some of the companies he worked...
Bade is the Chairman of the FASYL Technology Group and Great Nigeria Insurance Plc. He has over 25 years experience in the...
Toluwa is a seasoned, competent and ethically grounded finance expert with widespread experience in banking, financial advisory...
Naomi Jibunor is a Program Coordinator for Chinook Lab, pre-seed stage and startups incubation initiative...
|ESG Goals||Economic Impact of Chinook Capital|
|Sustainable Growth||The Funds’ strong value creation proposition will seek to explore scalable opportunities within investee companies to drive sustainable business growth, which will in turn contribute to overall economic output and increase tax revenues for the Government. In addition, the Funds will seek to improve operational efficiency and sustainable value improvement to aid cost optimization and profitability.|
|Job Creation||As the Funds’ investee companies grow through the introduction of new business segments and products, and expansion into new markets, manpower requirement will increase thereby creating employment opportunities.|
|SME Growth||The Funds will seek to institute robust and sophisticated governance structures in startups in line with global best practices to enhance long term sustainability.|
|Economic Growth||Increased productivity at the investee company level can translate into increased competitiveness for the economy as a whole. The Funds will invest in companies with the potential to make productive impact at sector and macro levels.|