The Africa platform for startup funding. VC4Africa is the largest online community of entrepreneurs and investors dedicated to building game changing companies on the continent. Entrepreneurs have access to free online tools, mentorship opportunities and private deal rooms. Investor Pro Account users can set up intelligent alerts, follow progress, conduct due diligence and connect directly with the continent’s leading entrepreneurs. The community has members in 159 countries and meetups have been hosted in more than 50 cities around the world.
Entrepreneurs who have registered a venture with VC4Africa have the ability to submit a request for mentorship support. Once these requests are screened and posted it’s up to one of the VC4Africa mentors to step forward and to see what can be done to help them.
Five steps to fundraising on VC4Africa
If you have a venture profile registered on VC4Africa you have the ability to raise capital. Otherwise you can register a venture profile in a few simple steps. Here is an overview of how to prepare yourself for a fundraising campaign, the next step needed to connect your business with investors part of the VC4Africa Investor Network. Learn more
Sendy, East Africa's on-demand delivery services platform closes Series A. The investment will be used to broaden Sendy's service offering, expand its team, and prepare for expansion into East Africa.
An efficient logistics sector and access to affordable, high-quality distribution services enable companies to accelerate growth. Sendy, an app-based on-demand delivery [...]
The Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) in Lagos, Nigeria, and NaiLab in Nairobi, Kenya, have announced the startups that will take part in the Make-IT Accelerator programme in each country.
Make-IT in Africa is a 2.5-year project (2017-2019) that focuses on promoting tech entrepreneurship for sustainable and inclusive economic development [...]
from Clau Knobloch
The Make-IT Africa programme is looking for up to 30 digital startups that have a social impact to run through a nine months acceleration programme in pilot countries Kenya and Nigeria. The initiative aims to improve their business models, get startups to partner with multinationals and make [...]
Recently we released a white-paper report for investors and fund managers looking at emerging markets entitled Improve Investment Decision in Africa. By using ‘Consumer Confidence Data' the report describes why combining top-down data such as GDP with bottom-up data about consumers can yield to better investment decisions [...]
After a pilot project involving 400 entrepreneurs across Uganda, Kenya, and Ghana, a new project named Adansonia – conducted by Bocconi University – is preparing to teach thousands of entrepreneurs across Africa with a brand new online course and expanded opportunities for building social networks and for pitching to investors. [...]