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.

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Singularity is a private investment company led by one of Africa’s most prominent and successful entrepreneurs, Issam 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.

The Team

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24 Balarabe Musa Crescent,
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

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Our Portfolio

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.

Los Angeles, CA

Nathan Kelly,
Principal Investment Officer

Dallas, TX

mike salem, investment consultant

London, UK

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Lagos, Nigeria

 issam darwish, principal
 Mo Darwish, principal                                                    lexi novitski, principal investment officer  IHS Tower's operational headquarters

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

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Yaoundé, Cameroon

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Kigali, Rwanda

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Issam 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.

PRINCIPAL

Issam is a Founder and Principal of Singularity Investments. He has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry and is Co-Founder, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IHS Towers, the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Previously Issam served as the Deputy Managing Director of CELIA Motophone Ltd, Nigeria’s first Global System for Mobiles operator. He was also the Vice Chairman and Director of Projects at Lintel, an international Global System for Mobiles operator, responsible for global project implementation in West Africa and the Middle East.

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.

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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.

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Watch the CNBC Africa interview with CEO of IHS Towers, Issam Darwish

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IHS Towers CEO, Issam Darwish, featured on the front cover of Forbes Africa March 2014

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CEO Rob Withagen discusses Singularity's investment in Asoko Insight on CNBC

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Thanks Mobile West Africa Summit for a great event

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Opportunities in Africa's digital economy

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Bullish on continued growth within the African telecom sector

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