ARCA's Method...


Opportunities & Solutions

A common headache for any start-up or medium-sized business is related to high administrative overhead and a lack of synergy among different business service providers.


Accessible & Flexible

At ARCA we solve this conundrum by providing a turnkey solution to our clients with standardised service excellence across your business’ needs. We leverage the insight we gain from the various services we provide to ensure integrated business solutions and unparalleled service to you.

Experienced & Professional

Our team has experience advising companies in over 35 countries across Africa and has worked with Fortune 500 companies, government institutions, and venture capital funds around the world. We look forward to becoming your trusted business partner.

ARCA about us

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

Local-led emerging companies are Africa’s future; it’s all about making business success more accessible.

Our Vision

To accelerate the growth of Africa's venture capital ecosystem and help build sustainable and impact-led businesses across Africa.

Our Mission

To become Africa's leader in the field of venture capital advisory and the preferred partner to startups and SMEs, to connect them to innovative and impact opportunities.

Our Culture & Values

ARCA is uniquely African, with a world-class team dedicated to Africa’s success. We believe in what we do and how we do it.

Meet ARCA’s Advisory Board


Ramsamy holds a PhD in Development Economics, an MBA degree, a Diploma Poste-Universitaire and a BA (Hons) Economics. He has served as the second Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community. He provides policy and strategic advice to both the private and public sectors in the SADC region. Ramsamy joined FinMark Trust in 2012 as CEO.

He was the head of the trade division at the COMESA Secretariat in Zambia working on trade promotion and facilitation and also contributed to the establishment of the PTA Bank to finance and foster trade, socio-economic development and regional economic integration and PTA Clearing House to facilitate payments of trade and services in local currencies (ii) the Executive Secretary of Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Botswana where he was involved in cementing the process of economic integration in Southern Africa and advising policy makers on regulatory reforms and protocol implementation for economic growth (iii) the CEO of the Economic Development Board of Madagascar (EDBM) which was responsible for private sector development and investment promotion (iv) the Special Adviser to the State President of Madagascar for economic affairs (v) Head of Business for Development (B4D) Unit which focusses on inclusive business development at the Southern Africa Trust.



Over the vast years of experience, Mr. Daniel’s has played a leading role in establishing various private equity funds, including catalyst black economic empowerment funds. He has acted extensively in acquisition transactions across Africa, including structuring and implementing acquisition structures subsequently widely used as models in other transactions and acting as the lead for one of the parties in a ZAR 90bn private equity acquisition.

Clem also has vast experience having acted as counsel in multiple black economic empowerment transactions for various clients; and major acquisitions between listed companies.

Clem has been appointed as a lead legal strategist in various complex shareholder and director related disputes as well as non-litigious dispute resolution. He has also acted as lead counsel in negotiating a major Africa wide joint-venture arrangement involving a NYSE listed organisation and an African retail multinational.

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Professor Khadiagala is one of the world’s leading experts on Africa risk and African geopolitics. He is a trained and seasoned political scientist with over 25 years of teaching and research in Kenya, Canada, the United States, and South Africa. After completing his undergraduate at the University of Nairobi in 1980, Khadiagala studied at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, where he wrote his MA dissertation on Chinese Foreign Policy in the 1970s. His PhD was obtained at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, where he wrote on the Frontline States in Southern African Security.

Professor Khadiagala has lectured on topics related to political economy and African security at Johns Hopkins in the United States and was appointed as the Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand. Professor Khadiagala has lectured numerous courses, the few favourites being: Protest and Revolt; Corruption in Comparative Perspectives; Comparative Studies in Politics and Society; African International Relations; and African Political Thought. Since his publication of his PhD dissertation in 1994, he has published 10 books and monographs, over 45 major book chapters and 35 journal articles.


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Based in Pretoria South Africa, Paul Kukubo is a consultant and venture investor in the African ICT sector with over 20 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, public and private sector leader. He holds a Global MBA from United States International University (USIU-Africa) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from University of Nairobi.

Currently Paul is the Managing Partner of Ghalas Technology Ltd, a technology advisory firm based in Nairobi and Pretoria, working on supporting organizations with digital and blockchain strategy formulation.  

He is also a strategy advisor at Omnipresent South Africa, an emerging technology firm that is applying AI & drone technology for remote asset management. He is also the strategy advisor and co-founder at Ishirika, an India-Africa end-to-end digital (mobile and web) platform for farmer organizations that enables farmers to manage their entire value chain including assets, financing, inputs and outputs and receive extension services.

Paul is also a partner with Ngazini Ventures (PTY) SA Ltd, a professional advisory firm, specializing in professional venture advisor, advisory services and venture sourcing matching firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He is the co-founder and chairman of Collabmed Health Systems, based in Kenya, a health technology company focused on providing full scale operational automation to medical establishments and practitioners.

From 2016-2019, Paul sat on the Kenya’s Coffee Sub Sector Implementation Reforms committee established by HE President Uhuru Kenyatta to spearhead reforms in the coffee value chain with a focus on individual farmer benefit. Between 2007 and 2013, Paul was CEO of the previously headed the Kenya ICT Board (now the Kenya ICT Authority), then newly established organization responsible for the implementation of Kenya’s Information and Communication Technology agenda under the Ministry of ICT. This included establishing Kenya as a leading ICT destination in Africa, working to develop the ICT ecosystem of innovation and investors and supporting major e-government programs.   

Paul served as CEO of the newly established East Africa Exchange based in Kigali Rwanda. Paul has also served as independent director of the Communications Authority, Kenya’s ICT regulator and as independent board member of BRCK Inc, a leading technology firm innovating and providing affordable connectivity to low-income communities in Kenya and Rwanda.

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