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

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

Deadline: July 31, 2019

Applications are open for the 2019 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A. They are looking for 10 innovative, high-growth scale-ups to showcase at Africa Early Stage Investor Summit on 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, they 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 the 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.

Benefits

  • All-expenses-paid trip to Cape Town on November 10-16, 2019
  • 3 minutes pitch in front of 300+ investors at the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit
  • 30 minutes 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

Eligibility

  • 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.

Selection Criteria

  • Commercial Value of your Product/Service (25%): Your company addresses a real problem in the market. Your product or service is different from others in the industry. Your business model is new and designed for scale.
  • Strategy for Growth (25%): The market size is significant and there is potential to expand locally and into new markets. Your startup is scalable and has a clear strategy for growth. You can show demonstrable progress.
  • Management Team (25%): Your team has the qualifications needed to make the business successful.
  • Market Traction & Financials (25%): They will evaluate your market traction, revenue streams, and unit economics. If any outside funding has been raised before, it’s a plus.

Application

Click here to apply

For more information, visit VC4A Venture Showcase.

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