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Why we launched the 2022 Venture Showcase, VC4A’s flagship fundraising program exclusively for women founders

VC4A and a network of investors seek to take a more proactive role by making the 7th edition of the Venture Showcase Africa a Women founder edition

VC4A’s (VC4A.com) research (https://bit.ly/3M3VnRq) shows that 22% of African ventures (at all stages of development) have a female founder or co-founder. Putting this in perspective, this is pretty similar to the average in New York City at 21% or San Francisco at 16% when looking at equivalent data available via CrunchBase…

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Largest Gathering of Investors Convene at 8th Africa Early Stage Investor Summit, Momentum and Capital Behind an Africa Tech Revolution

The event welcomed more than 2,000 delegates attending from 75 countries around the world

Momentum and capital behind an Africa tech revolution. Investors at the 8th Africa Early Stage Investor Summit celebrated record-breaking deal-making on the continent surpassing $3 billion invested in 2021 into African startups.   On November 3rd, 4th, and 5th, VC4A (vc4a.com) and ABAN (ABANangels.org) hosted the 8th edition of the…

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Announcing the 16 finalists for the 2021 VC4A Venture Showcase - Seed & Series A Tracks

The founders will showcase their businesses to investors during the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit on 4-5 November 2021

We’re proud to announce the 16 companies selected for the VC4A (https://VC4A.com) Venture Showcase – Seed & Series A tracks. The 2021 portfolio companies have been vetted by VC investors through a rigorous referral and selection process and represent the best Seed and Series A investment opportunities on the continent.…

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Seed stage investing and why it matters for Africa’s startup and innovation community

In Africa, the maturity of a startup raising seed funds is arguably higher than in other continents due to the scarcity of capital

Startup entrepreneurs are working to harness Africa’s potential. Together they represent a critical pipeline of innovation that is driving high growth high impact solutions on the continent. A critical juncture for any startup comes at the seed stage, a financing segment that has experienced significant changes these past months. In…

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VC4A announces 2020 ‘Venture Showcase - Seed’ in partnership with AWS Activate, AfriLabs and ABAN

Via this campaign VC4A will select 10 innovative early-stage startups to showcase their business to the world

VC4A (https://VC4A.com/) is calling for African startups looking to raise between $150K and $1M. In proud collaboration with technical partner AWS Activate, and network partners AfriLabs and ABAN, VC4A will be hosting the exclusive ‘Venture Showcase - Seed (https://bit.ly/2D9XODn)’ in November as part of a virtual gathering of Africa-focused early-stage…

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VC4A announces 2020 ‘Venture Showcase Series A’ in collaboration with AWS Activate

This is an exclusive opportunity for selected entrepreneurs to introduce their companies at once to everyone who’s anyone in Africa’s early-stage investment space

VC4A (https://VC4A.com) is calling for disruptive African scale-ups looking to raise between $500K and $10M. In proud collaboration with technical partner AWS Activate, VC4A will be hosting the exclusive ‘Venture Showcase - Series A’ (https://bit.ly/2BbsROa) in October as part of a virtual gathering of Africa-focused early-stage investors. Since 2017, VC4A…

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Africa’s startup ecosystem on the brink of massive growth

Africa’s leading early stage investors come together for the 6th edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit #AESIS2019

The growing number of startups securing major financial commitments, sets the stage for an entirely new era of growth in the African venture capital industry. This was the most discussed topic during the sixth edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit #AESIS2019 held between 13-15 November in Cape Town,…

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Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) Launches First Dedicated Online Training Program for Africa’s Business Angels: ‘Mentor-Driven Capital’

Mentor-Driven Capital has a critical role to play in supporting Africa’s entrepreneurs

10 free training modules boost ability of participants to become high-powered mentors and savvy business angels; Mentor-Driven Capital has a critical role to play in supporting Africa’s entrepreneurs. Over the past two years, VC4A (https://VC4A.com/) has successfully implemented Mentor-Driven Capital programs in Nairobi, Lagos, Abuja, Cairo and Hargeisa, bringing together…

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Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) Proudly Announces Top 12 Ventures for its 2019 Series-A Venture Showcase

These companies represent the best investment opportunities on the continent

VC4A (https://VC4A.com/) is proud to announce the 12 ventures (11 Series A and 1 Seed+) for its 2019 Venture Showcase. These companies represent the best investment opportunities on the continent. They have been vetted by 40 VC investors through a rigorous referral and selection process. The companies demonstrate strong revenues…

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Fanning Africa’s glowing embers of angel investment opportunities

Founders from 10 innovative, high-growth scale-ups will present their ventures to Summit attendees on 14 November

By David van Dijk, ABAN https://ABANangels.org/ and Melissa Ruggles, VC4A https://VC4A.com/ ‘Angel investing is on the rise across Africa.’ This is a commonly heard phrase for those of us active in the early stage investment space on the continent now. And this phrase is often quickly followed by another: ‘yet,…