2019 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A for high-growth African Startups

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.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • 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.

Benefits:

  • 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

TIMELINE

Jun 1 – Jul 31Application period
Aug 1 – Sep 15Selection process / investor review / interviews
Sep 15Showcase participants announced
Sep 15 – Nov 10Working on presentations with mentors (VC investors)
Nov 12Pitch practice with investor feedback
Nov 13AfricaCom and AHUB participation
Nov 14VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A at Africa Early Stage Investor Summit
Nov 15Innovation 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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