CALLING FOR INNOVATIVE VENTURES LOOKING TO RAISE THEIR SEED OR SERIES A ROUND OF FUNDING
We’re looking for African founders leading innovative and disruptive startups and scale-ups ready to showcase their businesses to the most active investors on the continent. Are you operating in Africa, generating revenue, and looking to raise your Seed or Series A round? Here is the opportunity to accelerate your fundraising campaign!
The aim of the Venture Showcase is to put the spotlight on the best ventures coming up across the African continent and to give you the visibility you deserve amongst VC4A’s network of investors. Since its launch in 2017, the VC4A Venture Showcase Africa alumni have raised over $630M, so check our programs, apply and boost your venture’s exposure.
The Venture Showcase is sector agnostic and celebrates entrepreneurs building deeply meaningful solutions in any sector. We focus on high growth high-impact ventures that are driving economic growth throughout the continent.
This year’s Venture Showcase is brought to you in partnership with the African European Digital Innovation Bridge (AEDIB) and Work in Progress. The AEDIB partnership allows for us to spotlight four thematic sectors, alongside our regular Seed and Series A tracks.This means we’ll have a total of six tracks for this year:
- Series A
- Climate Smart Agriculture
- Smart Cities
- Digital Trade
- Clean Tech
The African European digital Innovation Bridge (AEDIB) program is an EU/Horizon2020-funded initiative, aiming to a.o. accelerate the growth of African startups with disruptive solutions in Climate Smart Agriculture*, Smart Cities*, Digital Trade* or Clean Tech*, in one of the following countries: Cameroon, Côte D’Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisiaand Uganda.
As part of those programs, companies get visibility with investors throughout the selection and interview process. Similarly, the finalists receive mentorship and technical advice directly from the angel investors and VC fund managers that participate in the program. The Venture Showcase and AEDIB are an effective way to get visibility for your fundraising campaign and to connect with prospective investors and partners.