CALLING FOR DISRUPTIVE SCALE-UPS LOOKING TO RAISE BETWEEN $500K AND $10M. They are looking for 10 innovative, high-growth scale-ups to showcase their solutions to the world. In 2017-2019, they selected 60 scale-ups from across the continent as part of 4 showcase programs, resulting in a number of Series A deals totalling over $100M. Building on this success, the ‘VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A’ – in collaboration with AWS Activate – is now a central component of their efforts to support investors connecting with high-quality deal flow. This is an exclusive opportunity to introduce your company at once to everyone who’s anyone in Africa’s early-stage investment space.
Opportunity Focus Area:
Clean technology and energy
Note: Your company is for-profit and registered as an independent legal entity.
Note: You have a product or service available on the market and generate revenue.
Note: Your product or service is clearly innovative and/or your business model is new, disruptive and designed for scale.
Note: You have a very strong management team of at least 3 people.
Note: Your team is based in one or more countries on the African continent.
Note: At least one of the founders has an African nationality.
Note: You are seeking Series A investment in the range of $500K – $10M.
Note: 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.
Note: Being recognized as 2020 VC4A Venture Showcase entrepreneur
Note: Participation in the VC4A Venture Showcase deal room, including 150+ early-stage investor organizations
Note: Professional edited 3 minute virtual pitch.
Note: 30 min deep-dive session with investors in a private room.
Note: Mentorship and pitch training by partner VC investors.
Note: offers selected cohort AWS credits ranging from $10,000 to $25,000, tools, resources, and more to quickly get started on AWS.
Note: Joining the alumni network and having exclusive access to fundraising opportunities.