About VC4Africa

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.



Mentor Matchmaking

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.

Read this article and this interview for more info.

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

VC4Africa Updates

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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 [...]

Wed, Oct 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source

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 [...]

Mon, Jul 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source

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. [...]

Mon, Mar 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Many people wonder what to make out of the entrepreneurial revolution in the tech space on the African continent. Questions such as: Are there really enough high quality start-ups that can make it to global scale? Is the local and regional market opportunity big enough for them to grow? Is [...]

Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source

The second edition of the annual African Tech Startups Funding Report, published by Disrupt Africa, finds African tech startups raised almost US$130 million in funding in 2016.

The report contains statistics and analyses for a host of African countries, as well as nine sectors. It also makes available data [...]

Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source