Samurai Incubate has invested in 26 startups in Africa since 2018.

From today, we’d like to share a series of interviews of our extraordinary portfolio companies led by great founders who are absolute “doers” and try to solve problems they face.

Our first interviewee is Akhiome (Hio) Sola-Usidame, founder of OnePort 365. OnePort 365 provides a platform that simplifies global trade with end-to-end digital access to world-class freight forwarding. It is a holistic freight forwarding platform built to empower African businesses with access to supply chain profitability, accountability, and reliability; leveraging technology.

We asked Hio about his entrepreneurship journey so…


Samurai Incubate is a Tokyo-based venture capital firm with strong conviction for founders in Africa — not an incubator.

Samurai Incubate was founded in 2008, during the global financial crisis and amidst the emergence of Japan’s startup ecosystem. The firm is currently managing its 8th fund, but it came from small beginnings. The founder of Samurai Incubate, Kentaro Sakakibara, started only by himself with having deep conviction and dedication to supporting and learning from founders. These values are central to our culture today. As of March 2021, the number of Japanese portfolio companies reached more than 140.

In 2018, Samurai…

SAMURAI INCUBATE AFRICA

Samurai Incubate is a Tokyo-based venture capital firm with strong conviction for founders in Africa.

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