Bridging the investment and exit gap between Startups founders, Investors and Advisory

“With Africa being an emerging market with vastly untapped opportunities, Umbrella is providing a unique solution that bridges the gap between investors and startup founders. Our goal is to make the process of investing in and exiting from African startups as hassle-free as possible.”

Ayoola l. Ogunyomi

CEO/Co-Founder, Umbrella

Ayoola Ogunyomi

Our Story

The Journey to Becoming Africa's Leading Marketplace for Startups Investment & Exit

  • September 10th, 2022

    Drawing the Umbrella project product roadmap, Team structure, and user journey.

  • September 23rd, 2022

    Solidifying the business registration requirement and brand Identity.

  • October 13th, 2022

    Umbrella soft launch in Nigeria, and Ghana.

  • November 8th, 2022

    Umbrella soft launch in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, and Rwanda.

  • December 30th, 2022

    Launching of the Umbrella Client Portal MVP.

  • January 8th, 2023

    Opening Umbrella's website to Founders.

  • May 18th, 2023

    Establishing a Martech partnership with Netcore Cloud.

  • June 9th, 2023

    Onboarding advisors to the Umbrella platform.

  • June 16th, 2023

    First Martech Masterclass for Fintech Founders in collaboration with Netcore Cloud.

  • June 22nd, 2023

    Welcoming venture partners to Umbrella.

  • June 26th, 2023

    Bringing on board five partners to Umbrella.

  • July 1st, 2023

    Umbrella's first advisory cohort with African startup founders started.

  • September 20th, 2023

    Umbrella's first advisory cohort with African startup founders ended.

  • October 17th, 2023

    Celebrating Umbrella's first-year anniversary.

  • November 3rd, 2023

    Conducted another Martech Masterclass, this time for Fintech and Neobanks in collaboration with Netcore Cloud.

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