Akili Dev

We build digital products & use profits to build Africa

Akili Dev is the product development arm of Akili Ventures. We provide state–of–the–art product, design, and software development solutions for startups and enterprises, including our own portfolio.


Akili Ventures is building a best in class portfolio of businesses across Africa, but the need for beautiful design and development knows no borders. Our international team has spent decades building world class digital products globally.

Whether you’re a startup founder in London or Lagos, or a corporate CTO in Copenhagen or Cape Town, the Akili Dev team has the chops to make your software dreams come true.

Join our own portfolio and clients in building world class digital products.



  • Barkbox
  • Chompers Club
  • Nutrimom
  • Edwin
  • Danone
  • Novozymes
  • Pfizer
  • BAE Systems
  • Citibank
  • LEO Pharma


  • Ro
  • Parsley Health
  • Calibrate
  • Ophelia
  • Origin
  • Onward


  • Somo
  • TrustWave
  • Yam
  • Oye
  • 54carbon

A highquality approach to product development and engineering

Whatever type of development you need,
with 100s of product launches and 1000s of releases, chances are we’ve done it before.

Web Development

  • React.js
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Golang
  • Elm
  • Rust
  • Elixir

Mobile Development

  • React Native
  • Expo
  • Swift
  • SwiftUI
  • Kotlin
  • Flutter
  • Dart
  • PWA

AI & Machine Learning

  • Computer Vision
  • 3D Vision
  • Senior Fusion
  • Deep Learning
  • NLP
  • Audio Processing
  • Data Insight
  • Reinforcement Learning

Product & Design

  • User Experience Design
  • User Interface Design
  • User Research
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Product Discovery
  • Idea Validation
  • Product Roadmapping

A distinct method for achieving rapid results

Partners, not clients

We work with you as partners, helping you achieve your goals and build successfully. Whatever we can do to help, we will, including figuring out what to build.

Outcomes, not features

We build to a set of outcomes, not a set of features. Our goal is to drive the outcomes you want, rather than just building what we’re told.

Iteration, not isolation

We don’t put our heads down for months working with no signs of progress or results. Instead, we get feedback and iterate, the way successful products and businesses are built.

Prototyping, not wireframing

We build prototypes quickly so that you can touch and feel the product quickly, providing critical insights for continued development.

Akili Dev works with founders and corporations to turn ideas into products, and problems into opportunities.

We’ve built dozens of high quality products and ventures, with some successes and huge outcomes. Over time, we’ve developed our own process and team for how we design and build. Now we’re making them available to you.

We work differently than most development shops and agencies.

Building products is about more than writing code.

Akili Dev becomes a part of your team. We help to define and overcome your company’s challenges, when customer and market uncertainty are the biggest risks you face.

—Amit Lubling, Managing Partner, Akili Dev

Sound like
a fit?

Let’s talk