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Cubd Ventures

We provide capital and company-building support to
early-stage start-ups.  We invest into the Future of the Mind globally and into high-impact start-ups in Africa.

 

Investment Focus

Future of the Mind Portfolio

Over the past 30 years we have witnessed tremendous growth of the physical wellness industry. The mental wellness industry is still in infancy and we believe it will experience a similar innovation curve over the next 10 years. We are excited to support founders that are at the forefront of shaping the 'Future of the Mind', especially those working on expanding our collective capability and the overall human experience. Currently we focus on the following sub-sectors: 

1.   Increasing Capacity through Education 

2.   Consciousness Technology

3.   Mental Health and Performance 

4.   Higher Education and Continuous Learning

Africa Portfolio

The African continent represents 17.5% of the global population which will grow to 25% by 2050. VC funding into the African start-up ecosystem has grown by 38,000% (!) over the past 10-years, but the continent still only attracts 0.7% of the global VC funding. There is a tremendous funding gap and opportunity. We invest into any companies across sectors, but tend to invest into impact-driven companies working on: 

1.   Enabling the Future of Work 
2.   Increasing human capital
2.   Unlocking social mobility
4.   Improving access to healthy living

 

Our Approach

We believe that early-stage investors should be a competitive advantage. We invest into start-ups before they reach Series A and provide active support depending on the companies needs. We are operators at heart and love to support our founders to build and scale their companies.

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Shadowing Day(s)

We join your team for 1-2 days as a silent observer and share tangible recommendations based on a nuanced understanding of your business that address your specific challenges.

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Company Building

We specialize in OKRs, Talent, People Operations, and Growth. We can be thought partners on any of these topics, or in some cases can take a more hands-on approach.

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Future Fundraising

Access to capital is a competitive advantage. We are well connected in the investor community in Africa and in the US. We are always happy to make an intro for our founders.

 

What Founders Say

 
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"The OKR exercise was a game changer for Craydel.  It helped us realize that we were trying to do too much and our activities were not all aligned to a singular vision.  The work enabled us to focus, prioritize and streamline our operations.  Craydel is now in a much better position to achieve our ambitious vision!"

Shayne, Co-founder @ Craydel

Our Portfolio Companies

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Location: Kenya; Future of the Mind and Africa portfolios

Craydel is on a mission to democratize access to quality higher education in Africa.  They are building an AI-powered discovery and recommendation engine, the largest inventory of higher education programs and career resources to transform the way students discover, compare and apply to higher education.

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Location: Nigeria; Africa portfolio

SeamlessHR helps organizations make the best of their people all over the world. SeamlessHR is an HR Technology focused on helping businesses become more productive and successful, through the deployment of world-class technology solutions to manage the entire value chain of Human Resources.

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Location: USA; Future of the Mind portfolio

Roga is on the mission to improve the quality of life of those suffering from stress and anxiety through leading brain-stimulation technologies. They are currently launching their first anti-anxiety neural stimulation device.

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Location: Canada; Future of the Mind portfolio

Boundless empowers people to have more fulfilling lives, by designing a lifestyle enabling balance, growth, and deeper connections with ourselves, our families, nature, and the world. Boundless provides a network of thoughtfully designed communities in beautiful destinations around the world where families can develop connections, work remotely, and be culturally immersed while children benefit from a forward-thinking and transformational education system.

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Location: Kenya; Africa portfolio

Zeraki is the leading in-school software solution in Kenya supporting parents and teachers to better collaborate on the progress of each student.

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Location: Kenya; Africa portfolio

Fingo is building Africa's neobank for 500M youth with a goal of increasing financial inclusion and overall financial literacy. Fingo was selected as one of the top 5 YC demo day pitches by Techcrunch.

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Location: Ukraine; Future of the Mind portfolio

The Mindist team is on a mission to share mindfulness and empower creators in the post-covid world. Mindist is a Web3 tool for creators to build their own Calm-like mental wellness app and monetize through subscription models. Next-gen mental wellness is creator-oriented, social and diverse.

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Location: Kenya; Africa portfolio

Money Africa Group is building digital literacy across Africa by creating a transparent way for people to understand what variables matter when selecting a financial product and to compare the options are available in the market.

 

Reach out to us

Eddy runs Cubd Ventures day-to-day and is backed by an exciting group of advisors that are leading thinkers and operators in Africa and in Ed-tech and Mental Health globally. Feel free to reach out if you would like to pitch the fund or just chat about what we are up to.

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Eddy Vaisberg

Managing Partner

Eddy is an 80% an operator and 20% an investor.  He is a builder at heart and is working on multiple start-ups at any given point (across different stages). He shadowed 15 start-up CEOs across the world, an experience which has rewired how he thinks about what is possible. He is excited to help build alongside talented founders tackling big, impactful problems.