Acasia Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of Acasia Group, strengthens commitment to African market.
Acasia Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of Acasia Group, has unveiled its new office in Lagos, Nigeria, as part of its strategic expansion across the African continent. The office aims to foster stronger connections with local founders and stakeholders.
Acasia Ventures – Deepening relationships and extending reach
Acasia Ventures General Partner Biola Alabi expressed the firm’s belief in the potential of the entire African continent while emphasizing the importance of their new office in Lagos, “We have our heritage in Egypt, but we really believe in the future of the whole continent,” she said, “That is why our new office in Lagos should provide a platform to deepen our relationships with the market, by having an in-person presence in Nigeria.”
A strategic location for growth
Located within Lagos’ Impact Hub building, Acasia Ventures’ new office reinforces its focus on West Africa and will serve as a hub for innovation, incubation, and collaboration. The Impact Hub’s affiliation with a global network of locally-founded and -operated impact innovation incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces, and nonprofit organizations positions Acasia Ventures at the center of the region’s thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Capitalizing on Nigeria’s potential
With Nigeria boasting one of the youngest populations on the continent and a government committed to fostering business growth, innovation, and technology, Acasia is aiming to capitalize on these favorable conditions. The company sees enormous opportunity amidst economic realignments, rising interest rates, global post-COVID-19 recovery efforts, high inflation, and concerns of a global recession. By investing in promising startups today, Acasia intends to contribute to Nigeria’s economic progress and drive Africa’s overall development.
The Lagos office inauguration follows closely after the establishment of the company’s office at the Dubai International Financial Centre Innovation Hub in the UAE.
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