Singularity Investments is dedicated to accelerating the growth of early-stage companies in Africa and North America. We focus on scaling businesses and leveraging our team’s network to build market-leading portfolio companies.


Singularity is a private investment company led by one of Africa’s most prominent and successful entrepreneurs, Sam Darwish, Founder, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of IHS Towers.

We look to invest in, and support, dynamic entrepreneurs and teams that lead disruptive technology, media and telecommunications companies which are building the future.

Our focus is at the early and growth stages of these businesses, where we can provide real strategic value through our network and experience to help them achieve scale.

We are always excited to speak to entrepreneurs that share our excitement and passion for making an impact. Please contact one of our professionals below to see if we are the right partner for you and your team.

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Singularity has a unique network of investment professionals in the United States and Nigeria that leverage IHS Tower’s deep operational experience in telecom infrastructure across Sub-Saharan Africa to assist our portfolio companies.

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Nathan Kelly,
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Pete Carrell, chief financial officermike salem, investment consultant

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Lagos, Nigeria

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Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

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The Team


Sam Darwish

Singularity is an active, lead investor regardless of our equity interest, and will help build strong companies by leveraging key relationships, strategic guidance, and additional capital needed for future growth.


Sam Darwish is a Founder and Principal of Singularity Investments. He has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry and is the co-founder of IHS Towers, the largest independent tower operator in Europe, Middle East and Africa by tower count and the third largest independent multinational tower company globally. Sam has supported incubator programs for aspiring tech entrepreneurs in Lagos, serves as a mentor to local businesses executives and contributes to local community projects throughout Nigeria. He was awarded the CNBC Africa Business Leader of the Year Award for West Africa in 2016 and the TowerXchange Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 for his founding and continued leadership of IHS Towers.

Mohamad is a Founder and Principal of Singularity Investments. He has over 15 years experience working in the telecommunications sector and is Co-Founder of IHS Towers, the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Mohamad is also IHS Nigeria Chief Executive Officer overseeing IHS’ largest market.

Nathan joined Singularity in 2015 and is responsible for managing investments in the firms North American portfolio. Nathan has over 9 years of investment banking and transaction experience in the US, London and New Zealand. He is based in Los Angeles, California.

Lexi joined Singularity in 2014 and is responsible for managing investments in the firm's Africa portfolio. Prior to joining Singularity, Lexi worked for Verod Capital Management, a Nigeria-based private equity firm. Lexi has also spent her career developing an expertise in financial services through her time at New York-based Sandler O'Neill Asset Management.

Mike is an investment consultant for Singularity. Mike also serves Group Head - IT Strategy at IHS Towers, the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Mike was the founder and CEO of Vorex corporation, which was successfully acquired by Kaseya, a global leader in Managed Services Automation.


LISNR is a high frequency, inaudible Smart Tone technology; a new communication protocol that sends data over audio. It is a digital sound file that turns any speaker or piece of media into a beacon, working seamlessly across physical and digital spaces more effectively than all current solutions in the marketplace, most notably Bluetooth and traditional ACR.