Each founder is creating innovative solutions, bringing disruptive business models that seek to change access to vital services in critical industries, from healthcare to education, from peer-to-peer marketplace to transportation and financial services, these companies are transforming our society.
Each startup in the portfolio is looking to raise their Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A rounds ranging from $250K to $10M.
Find out more about the businesses they are building and the impact they can have for your country or region.
Serie A Chefaa (HealthTech, Egypt), Bankly (FinTech, Nigeria) Dabchy (Peer to peer Marketplace, Tunisia) Seed Buupass (Transport, Kenya) GATE Academy (EdTech, Nigeria) LEAF (Transport/Smart Cities, DRC) Innovative CLAN ( EdTech, Cameroon) Pivo Technology Limited (FinTech, Nigeria) Taimba (AgriTech, Kenya) Zuri Health (HealthTech, Kenya) PremierCredit (FinTech, Zambia) Rahet Bally (Moms Community/SaaS, Egypt) Pre-Seed Emergency Response Africa (HealthTech, Nigeria) HerVest (FinTech/AgriTech, Nigeria) Of the $4 billion invested in startups in Africa in 2021, the Africa: The Big Deal report (https://bit.ly/3KzG6b8) reveals that “7% of the funding went to start-ups led by female CEOs.” That’s $1 out of every $15 raised for women-led businesses.
Precisely for this reason, “beyond understanding the problem and raising awareness, VC4A decided to take action or the problems will never be addressed.
The founding edition of Venture Showcase Africa a Women (https://bit.ly/3w9Pk7T) was launched in April as a concrete way to attract investors and drive capital support for outstanding women-led companies.” Ben White, Co-Founder and CEO of VC4A On the importance of highlighting these businesses: “Developing personalized financial tools for women business owners needs to be deliberate.
By treating it as a deliberate action, we recognize and understand the barriers that prevent women from accessing finance.
If we don’t treat it as a deliberate action, it will be mere hot air” Fadilah Tchoumba Secretary General of ABAN Over the next two months, selected startups will be mentored by leading venture capitalists and given access to VC4A’s tailored curriculum before presenting his presentation at the ninth edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (#AESIS2022) (https://bit.ly/3KAfg2D).
This year, the three-day hybrid summit, co-organized with ABAN (African Business Angel Network) will take place from November 2-4, 2022, with a mix of virtual and face-to-face components, including investor meetings in more than 25 cities around the world.
As an active player dedicated to supporting the development of startup ecosystems in emerging markets, VC4A worked closely with the African investment community and Entrepreneur Support Organizations to refer candidates to Showcase, engaging investors in the process.
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We take this opportunity to recognize our partners, Business Angels, VC, Family Office and corporate funds across the continent and beyond, such as American University Cairo BA, Aquarius Africa, Bond’innov, Katapult VC, NedBank Ventures, Compass Venture Capital, EAVCA, Enygma Ventures, Factor(e), FINCA Ventures, Five35 Ventures, 500 Startups, Flat6Labs, GSMA, Gray Matters Capital, HIMangel, HPE Growth, Impact DRC Angel, Kalon Venture Partners, Knife Capital, Launch Africa Ventures, Leapfrog Investment, Mercy Corps, Newtown Partners, Norrsken, Orange Ventures, Outlierz, Persistent Energy, Proparco, Rising Tide Africa, ShEquity, Shell Foundation, Seedstars, Total Energies, Ubomi, and Zambia Business Angels.