RaliCap is the premier emerging market fintech fund and collective, powering super founders with strategic capital. Fueled by a collaborative community of fintech angel operators and top-tier global funds, we are crafting a portfolio of exceptional teams building the next generation of financial services. You can read more in our recent TechCrunch coverage here.
We are life-long believers in inclusive financial innovation — and the globalizing convergence of cloud, mobile and data technologies, harnessed by a generation of digitally-native founders, has set the stage for true fintech revolution from CDMX to Lagos, Cairo, Karachi and beyond.
Our LPs represent over 30 countries — 55%+ are outside the US — and have founded, scaled and sold businesses across the globe.
RaliCap invests in foundational fintech infrastructure -- the data, payment and communication startups accelerating scalable, multi-market financial services.
We’re thesis-driven, focused on infra APIs growing TAMs, driving scale and enabling multi-market expansion.
While the nascency of emerging market ecosystems creates compounding TAM :: CAC :: LTV challenges for consumer- & merchant-facing applications, B2B startups are disrupting these dynamics and laying the rails for profitable, inclusive and sustainable financial ecosystems.
We’re guided by the wisdom of Emeka Ajene:
“...investors in (emerging) markets are most likely to find success if they concentrate on ventures that: build basic or alternative infrastructure; organize and integrate fragmented markets; minimize transaction costs & friction; enable entrepreneurship & economic empowerment; or create entirely new markets.”
Combining capital, operating expertise and venture capital networks into a collaborative investment community, RaliCap empowers a portfolio of top-tier founders building the next generation of emerging market financial services.
Early capital has outsized impact on founders’ journeys and our hands-on model is designed to optimize portfolio success. As founders and operators ourselves, we know how to launch, raise, scale, hire and win — and we put our founders at the center of everything we do.
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Hayden Simmons founded ralicap in 2020.
Prior to becoming a VC, Hayden spent much of the past decade in emerging market fintech strategy and business development roles, with Facebook's Novi/Diem project, Juvo and Migo; he was also a venture partner at pan-African fund Lateral Capital.
Hayden graduated from Colorado College in 2007, majoring in Economic Development and minoring in Spanish; he wrote his thesis on ”Collectivized Remittances in Mexico.”
Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Hayden and his wife (and pup/trail-running buddy Eddy) recently moved to Marin County; he enjoys rock climbing, playing guitar and tending to his mezcal farm.
Kyane Kassiri is a partner at ralicap.
He has been working in the African tech scene for the past 7 years, first as an entrepreneur, then as an investor with African, US and European VC firms. Kyane has been prolifically angel investing across MENA and SSA before starting his [now fully deployed] micro-fund Suya Ventures.
Based in hometown Tunisia, Kyane is often wandering around RaliCap’s key markets, picking up some pidgin, swahili, urdu and Egyptian slang along the way.
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