2022 Digital Transformation Challenge

Growth innovators,

Move fast and seize your chance to meet the Toyota group’s Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) for Africa – Mobility 54

Innovation. With Africa For Africa

Startups in Africa

You are running a business with growth and innovation potential in Africa, in Mobility tech & services?

Seeking investment

You're seeking financial support starting from 100k€ to grow your business rapidly and dramatically?

Seeking partnership

You might be looking for a strong partner in the mobility industry which could help you expand your business ?

Mobility 54 is a corporate venture capital of Toyota Tsucho & CFAO group – the largest distribution network in Africa.

We are investing in high potential startups in Africa and for Africa. We are also providing industrial supports to our partners. 

 We are organizing a startup pitch contest – “2022 Digital Transformation Challenge”

calling for innovative mobility startups operating in Africa!!

1/ Application for the pitch contest “2022 Digital Transformation Challenge"

Our partner Bond’innov will manage the workflow of the applications – which means, all the applications submitted will be carefully analyzed. If your application is selected, you might be directly contacted by the Mobility54 team.

2/ Enjoy greater visibility! Be part of a special event about the African dynamic

A selection of high potential innovative startups embodying the African dynamic of Mobility will have an opportunity to participate in a final pitch event.

This event will provide a tremendous opportunity to promote your business to private and public investors, international institutions, and Toyota Tsusho & CFAO top management. The finalists will be announced in the ceremony in August 2022. Our partner Bond’innov will be delivering training and support to gain the most of this event.

The call for applications is now closed. The jury is studying applications and the selected participants will be contacted shortly.

Further information about the program - PDF to download  

Toyota Tsusho & CFAO Group : leader distribution network in Africa

Our investments in Mobility : the Mobility54 CVC

Toyota Tsusho & CFAO Group also invests in Healthcare visit our program for Healthcare in Tech&Services

Discover Mobility54's sponsor VC partners

Samurai incubate is a Japanese venture capital firm with strong conviction for founders in Africa. Samurai Incubate started investing in African startups in 2018 and the number of their portfolio companies reached 36 in 7 countries in May 2022. Samurai Incubate invest $100,000-300,000 as an initial check in pre-seed and seed stage companies.

Verod-Kepple Africa Ventures ("VKAV") is a pan-African venture capital that backs category-defining tech founders. VKAV is a joint venture between Verod, a Nigerian PE fund with 10+ years of successful investment history, and Kepple Africa Ventures, a Japanese, Africa-focused VC fund with 100+ startups across 11 countries in its portfolio.

Saviu Ventures is an investment firm led by former entrepreneurs and focused on African tech startups. Since 2017, Saviu Ventures participated in over 30 investment rounds in 14 companies in both francophone and anglophone countries.

MUIP is an AUM of $350m of Corporate Venture Capital of MUFG, the global banking group, to accelerate open innovation with startups. MUIP is involved in MUFG's open innovation strategy, sourcing FinTech and other related startups from all over the world that are expected to have synergies with MUFG.

UNCOVERED FUND will discover untapped geniuses in the "uncovered" world, create businesses, generate employment, and co-create great value for a future.

Atlantica Ventures is an African impact focused venture capital fund investing in tech and tech enabled startups. Atlantica Ventures invest from Seed to Series B rounds with a data driven approach for opportunity evaluation and portfolio management.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an incorporated administrative agency in charge of administering Japan’s ODA, is one of the world’s largest bilateral aid agencies supporting socioeconomic development in developing countries in different regions of the world. In January 2020, JICA launched Project NINJA(Next Innovation with Japan) to support entrepreneurs who can solve social issues.


Enza Capital is an early stage venture fund backing founders and teams using technology to solve large and meaningful problems across Africa. Enza invests across businesses in Fintech, Logistics, Health, Human Capital, and Climate Smart as a lead and co-lead, and follows on into core position through a seperate Growth investment vehicle. 

DOB Equity is a leading Dutch family office investing in innovative, scalable, and impactful companies in East Africa. DOB Equity invests in businesses that positively contribute to a more social and sustainable society and deliver long-term profitability.

Goodwell Investments is a pioneering impac t investment firm focused on inclusive growth in sectors providing basic goods and services and income generation opportunities to underserved communities in Africa.

Bond’innov developed throughout the years its expertise in supporting innovation on the African continent. For the 2022 Digital Transformation Challenge, Bond’Innov is partnering with the Toyota Tsusho & CFAO CVC directors to manage the 2022 Contest of the best start-ups in Mobility and Healthcare, which will help to detect the highly potential projects developing tech & services in Africa, for Africa. Bond’Innov team is proud to give support and training for the event in August 2022.

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