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Convergence Partners, founded in 2006, is an investment management firm focused on the telecommunications, media and technology sector in Africa. Convergence Partners has a proven track record of developing new investment opportunities, as well as adding value to investments across the life cycle of ICT assets. As impact investors, Convergence Partners is dedicated to catalysing investment capital to accelerate communications access and ICT infrastructure development on the continent, focusing on initiatives that increase availability of communications, broadband services and new technology offerings to the people of Africa. Convergence Partners’ founders are seasoned pan-African private equity players, experienced in developing investments that deliver enhanced returns while underpinning continental development. Convergence Partners has played a leading role in landmark African ICT infrastructure investments, such as: • SEACOM, the first undersea fibre system serving East Africa and the first independent investor-led undersea system for Africa; • New Dawn, the first ever African private sector communications satellite; and • FibreCo Telecommunications, the first independent, open access national fibre network in South Africa and the first provider of a managed long haul fibre product in Africa.
AXM Venture Capital is an investment firm based in Manchester, United Kingdom. The firm also manages two investment funds i.e., North West Fund for Digital & Creative and Creative Capital Fund. It focuses on investment in companies operating in the television, software development, social networking tool, e-commerce, digital hardware innovation, advertising, marketing communication, electronic publishing, computer game developer and communication technology sectors.