Now is the time to invest in FinTech

and innovation in Africa

Expand your portfolio and be part of a space where tech talent

and innovation comes together to create profits & social change.

Now is the time to invest in FinTech and innovation in Africa

Expand your portfolio and be part of a space where tech talent and innovation comes together to create profits & social change.

Benefits of joining the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub as an investor

The African FinTech space is brimming with opportunity but entering new African markets as an investor can be daunting. Which horse should you back? Growth is imminent, but it’s not always easy to drive innovation through investment when local legislation, licensing issues and red tape is hampering tech development, and consequently business and industry growth.

There is a call for African businesses and governments to be open to tech disruption with the aim of improving the future outlook for the whole continent, but in the meanwhile, tech ecosystems are here to help ease the journey from tech innovation to market viable product. As an investor there are huge benefits to joining the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub:

Get access to an already well-established network of pan-African, Mauritian governments, corporates, FSPs, investors, FinTech businesses, tech experts, entrepreneurs, FinTech businesses and SMEs.


Be introduced to vetted tech innovators, SMEs and entrepreneurs.


Businesses that form part of the hub get access to licencing support and may even have their applications fast-tracked, this means that investing within the hub will allow your venture to have an increased likelihood of getting RSL or other licencing approved.

Share and benefit from the resources and knowledge of other businesses, legal and tech experts that form part of the Hub.


Attend roundtable events with regulatory bodies and help shape future FinTech regulation.


Mauritius has a number of investment agreements in place with African states, this essentially means that they can act as a buffer on behalf of those looking to enter emerging markets or invest in African FinTech businesses.

Benefits of joining the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub as an investor

The African FinTech space is brimming with opportunity but entering new African markets as an investor can be daunting. Which horse should you back? Growth is imminent, but it’s not always easy to drive innovation through investment when local legislation, licensing issues and red tape is hampering tech development, and consequently business and industry growth.

There is a call for African businesses and governments to be open to tech disruption with the aim of improving the future outlook for the whole continent, but in the meanwhile, tech ecosystems are here to help ease the journey from tech innovation to market viable product. As an investor there are huge benefits to joining the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub:

Get access to an already well-established network of pan-African, Mauritian governments, corporates, FSPs, investors, FinTech businesses, tech experts, entrepreneurs, FinTech businesses and SMEs.


Be introduced to vetted tech innovators, SMEs and entrepreneurs.


Businesses that form part of the hub get access to licencing support and may even have their applications fast-tracked, this means that investing within the hub will allow your venture to have an increased likelihood of getting RSL or other licencing approved.


Share and benefit from the resources and knowledge of other businesses, legal and tech experts that form part of the Hub.


Attend roundtable events with regulatory bodies and help shape future FinTech regulation.


Mauritius has a number of investment agreements in place with African states, this essentially means that they can act as a buffer on behalf of those looking to enter emerging markets or invest in African FinTech businesses.

Why work with a FinTech Hub based in Mauritius?

Entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs interested in joining a hub in Mauritius, MAFH is ideally located, not just because of its proximity to Africa, but also for the following reasons:

  • Mauritius has a strong reputation for safety with Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPAs) in place with a number of African states so it can act as a protective barrier between local African governments and businesses looking to enter new markets.
  • Mauritius is a known International Financial Centre, which underpins its reputation for safety.
  • The Mauritian business world is well-known for its corporate governance culture as well as it’s stability, it is therefore the ideal sandbox environment.
  • There are a number of well-known successful FinTech businesses that offer their products in Africa that have set up operations in Mauritius, the template exists,  meaning there is a pool of knowledge, networks and experience to draw from.

What do investors get as part of the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub?

If you’re exploring FinTech opportunities in Africa, then the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub offers the following, depending on the type of membership you opt for:

  • Facilitated free workshops with government representatives, regulators and other decision-makers, providing an opportunity to shape future regulations.
  • Regulatory fast-tracking and legal support for licensing and other documentation from the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub’s internal legal team.
  • The option of free or subsidised office space in Mauritius’ city centre.
  • Inclusion into a pre-established network of African and Mauritian entrepreneurs businesses, regulators and investors.

Why work with a FinTech Hub based in Mauritius?

Entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs interested in joining a hub in Mauritius, the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub is ideally located, not just because of its proximity to Africa, but also for the following reasons:

  • Mauritius has a strong reputation for safety with  Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPAs) in place with a number of African states so it can act as a protective barrier between local African governments and businesses looking to enter new markets.
  • Mauritius is a known  International Financial Centre, which underpins its reputation for safety.
  • The Mauritian business world is well-known for its corporate governance culture as well as it’s stability, it is therefore the ideal sandbox environment for businesses and FinTech investors looking to enter more volatile markets in the future.
  • There are a number of well-known successful FinTech businesses that offer their products in Africa that have set up operations in Mauritius, the template exists,  meaning there is a pool of knowledge, networks and experience to draw from.

What do investors get as part of the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub?

If you’re exploring FinTech opportunities in Africa, then the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub offers the following, depending on the type of membership you opt for:

  • Facilitated free workshops with government representatives, regulators and other decision-makers, providing an opportunity to shape future regulations.
  • Regulatory fast-tracking and legal support for licensing and other documentation from the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub’s internal legal team.
  • The option of free or subsidised office space in Mauritius’ city centre.
  • Inclusion into a pre-established network of African and Mauritian entrepreneurs businesses, regulators and investors.

Our Partners

Our Members

"We look forward to a mutual collaboration with Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub and any guidance they may provide to Unkapt for our future endeavour in Africa."

"DX Team Ltd is an operational company with capabilities in marketing, legal, technology, finance and business architecture from the USA and Mauritius. Its role is to act as a venture studio to incubate innovative business projects and support the projects with shared services. Our principals have longstanding relationships and expertise in the blockchain ecosystem and support the mission of the MAFH to supercharge the Fintech ecosystem in Mauritius and beyond. We are honored to be a member and look forward to contributing to the MAFH."

"We joined MAFH because we believe in the power of the ecosystem!"

"I have been working in the blockchain sector for the last few years and Horizon Africa is a project that holds a lot of potential. The mission of the Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub is completely aligned with what we have to offer and we were really happy and impressed by the team behind it. I firmly believe that the MAFH is going to be a major player in the economic and technological landscape of Mauritius in the near future and Horizon Africa hopes to be part of this revolution."

"MAFH opens up possibilities for expansion we never imagined existed and as the first Trusted African Certificate Authority, MilleniumSign is proud to partner with the MAFH ecosystem and contribute our technology for making Africa Digitally Independent."

"Unkapt has identified Africa as the next roll-out frontier destination for its private placement platform. In the lead up to this exercise, Unkapt needs to partner with relevant parties in the field that not only understand our value proposition but also the capital market and fintech landscape in Africa. Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub certainly fits that bill given the pro-active role it is taking in shaping up the fintech ecosystem in Mauritius and the African continent, and there is a natural alignment between our two organisations."

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