VC4A is looking for 10 innovative, high-growth scale-ups to showcase at Africa Early Stage Investor Summiton Nov 13-14 in Cape Town. Are you operating in Africa, generating revenue and looking to raise your Series A round in the range of $250K and $5M? This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for!
In 2017-2018, we showcased 30 scale-ups from across the continent as part of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit, resulting in a number of Series A deals totaling over $15M. Building on this success, the ‘VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A’ is now a central component of our annual Summit. This is an exclusive opportunity to introduce your company at once to everyone who’s anyone in Africa’s early-stage investment space.
- Your company is for-profit and registered as an independent legal entity;
- You have a product or service available on the market and generate revenue;
- Your product or service is clearly innovative and/or your business model is new, disruptive and designed for scale;
- You have a very strong management team of at least 3 people;
- Your team is based in one or more countries on the African continent;
- At least one of the founders has an African nationality;
- You are seeking Series A investment in the range of $250K – $5M;
- While there will be exceptions, most likely your startup has already received external investment, structured as either debt or equity, or received grants from donor organizations.
- All-expenses-paid trip to Cape Town on Nov 10-16, 2019
- 3 min pitch in front of 300+ investors at the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit
- 30 min deep-dive session with investors in a private room
- Two days of networking with investors, including Speaker Cocktail and Industry Leaders dinner
- Mentorship and pitch training by partner VC investors
- Opportunity to attend and pitch at partner event AfricaCom
|Jun 1 – Jul 31||Application period|
|Aug 1 – Sep 15||Selection process / investor review / interviews|
|Sep 15||Showcase participants announced|
|Sep 15 – Nov 10||Working on presentations with mentors (VC investors)|
|Nov 12||Pitch practice with investor feedback|
|Nov 13||AfricaCom and AHUB participation|
|Nov 14||VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A at Africa Early Stage Investor Summit|
|Nov 15||Innovation tour|
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, kindly visit the link below. Click here to apply for the 2019 VC4A Venture Showcase
Application Deadline: July 31st 2019
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