Africa Media Ventures Fund

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Bussum, Netherlands
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Automotive, Creative, media and entertainment, E-commerce, Food and beverage, Leisure and travel, Real estate, Retail, Specialty retail

AMVF mobilizes capital and experience in the Netherlands to invest in entrepreneurs in the media sector and small and medium sized African media companies.

We offer a combination of venture capital and business development support, involving knowledge, experience, access to proven business concepts and network. Our capital investment ranges from $ 20,000 to $ 200,000. Our investors are experienced media entrepreneurs with a passion for Africa who are involved in the management of the portfolio companies through visits and board membership.

We focus on sub-Saharan Africa (SA excepted), and are currently most active in Kenya and Ghana.

AMVF wants to invest in companies that meet following criteria:

Business and markets

  • Active in the media and information sector using mobile and/or online applications to provide content or services to consumers or businesses,
  • With the potential to become the number one or two player in the chosen market,
  • Focusing on the sectors Travel & Leisure, Entertainment, Jobs, Parenting, Automobile, Real Estate, Food and Shopping,
  • Located in Sub Sahara Africa, preferably in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania or Ghana,Revenues generated by transactions, from advertising (incl. lead generation) or from paid services to businesses,
  • With the potential to replicate the business model to other sub Saharan countries,
  • Clear and specific added value and barriers to entry in its segment,With a defined exit strategy.

Entrepreneur and Company

  • Required equity or quasi-equity Capital to be used to finance substantial growth opportunities,
  • Required funding range between $ 50,000 – 300,000,
  • Entrepreneur (CEO) is experienced in managing businesses and has a proven track record,
  • The company makes use of a financial administration and reporting system,The company has been trading for at least 1 – 2 years,
  • The company can produce a comprehensive business plan to demonstrate its potential.

AMVF allocates a part of its capital to fund (late) Startup Companies. For these companies the Entrepreneur and Company requirements are slightly different:

  • Required equity orquasi equity 
  • Capital to be used to finance substantial growth opportunities,
  • Required funding range from $ 20,000 to $ 100,000,
  • Entrepreneur (CEO) is experienced in managing businesses and has a proven track record,
  • The company has concrete plans to introduce a financial administration and reporting system,
  • The company has produced a professional comprehensive business plan to demonstrate its potential.
At the moment AMVF will not consider any new investments.

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