VC4A Venture Showcase Serie A calls for applications from African startups seeking to raise between $500k and $10M


VC4A Venture Showcase Serie A seeks for 10 innovative, high-growth scale-ups to showcase their solutions to the world. They should be  operating in Africa, generating revenue and looking to raise their Series A round in the range of $500K and $10M?.

Between 2017 and 2019, VC4A selected 60 Venture Showcase alumni such as Aerobotics, CoinAfrique, FinChatBot, FlexClub, 7Keema, LifeBank, MAX, Mobiz, Nawah Scientific, Rensource, Sendy and Shezlong. These startups raised over $100 million. Building on this success, the ‘VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A’ – in collaboration with AWS Activate – is now a central component of the efforts to support investors connecting with high-quality deal flow. This is an exclusive opportunity to introduce such companies at once to everyone who is anyone in Africa’s early-stage investment space.

“The Venture Showcase – now in its 4th year – has established itself as the premier platform for presenting the best companies ready for Series A from across the continent”, Ben White, Founder and CEO of VC4A said.

The 2019 edition welcomed over 300 investors from prominent VC funds and African angel networks, such as EchoVC, Greentec, I&P, Proparco, Accion, Knife Capital, Ventures Platform, TLCom Capital, Blue Haven Initiative, VBAN, 4Di Capital, Lagos Angel Network, Total Ventures, AngelHub Ventures, Teranga Capital, Outlierz Ventures, HIMangel, Tencent, Silvertree Capital, GSMA, Orange Digital Ventures, among many others.

The program offers :

  • Being recognized as 2020 VC4A Venture Showcase entrepreneur
  • Participation in the VC4A Venture Showcase deal room, including 150+ early-stage investor organizations
  • Professional edited 3 minute virtual pitch
  • 30 min deep-dive session with investors in a private room
  • Mentorship and pitch training by partner VC investors
  • AWS Activate offers selected cohort AWS credits ranging from $10,000 to $25,000, tools, resources, and more to quickly get started on AWS.
  • Joining the alumni network and having exclusive access to fundraising opportunities

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 $500K – $10M*;
  • 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.

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