Follow Friday: Investors in Africa on Twitter

Twitter is our main source of news and updates and we like the ‘who to follow’ lists. That inspired us to start a new series: VC4A Follow Friday! Every third Friday of the month we will publish a list of 15 Twitter accounts you can follow around a specific theme or topic. We start with investors who are funding African companies.

@Acumenfund Profile text: Changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in social enterprises, emerging leaders, and breakthrough ideas. Web:

@AECFAfrica Profile text: The AECF Africa provides grants and interest free loans to businesses who wish to implement innovative, commercial viable, high impact projects in Africa. Web:

@AfricaAwards Profile text: Legatum Africa Awards reward Africa’s best entrepreneurs with $400k. Legatum is a private investment group with a twenty-five year heritage of global investment, allocating proprietary capital to businesses and to programmes that promote sustainable human development. Web:

@Africafeed Profile text: Sean Murphy, born in Ireland. Live in Hungary. Work in/for progress. Founder of Chembe – seed capital and support for tech and community ventures in Sub-Saharan Africa. Web:

@EandCoEnergy E+Co Profile text: Investing in clean energy businesses in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Join the movement to #EndEnergyPoverty at Web:

@Endeavor_global Profile text: Endeavor, Cutting-edge non-profit supporting for-profit high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Facebook: Web:

@Evafund Profile text: eVA Fund is dedicated to invest in SME sized African internet related companies. eVA Fund focusses on development in terms of capital and business support. Web:

@Grofin Profile text: Supporting entrepreneurs with a pioneering combination of flexible finance and local expertise. Real solutions providing real economic impact. Web:

@IFCAfrica Profile text: Supporting a dynamic private sector in Sub-Saharan Africa through investments, advisory services, and investment mobilization. Member of World Bank Group. Web:

@Indigotrust Profile text: A charity fighting information inequality, through innovative approaches to ICT4D. Web:

@InReturnCapital Profile text: InReturn Capital an impact investment fund in Small & Medium Enterprises in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania) targeting financial returns and social impact. Web:

@InvestedD Profile text: Mission: to reduce poverty in emerging markets through risk capital investments in the most innovative alternative energy and mobile technology start-ups. Web:

@MetaMeerkat Profile text: Believe in Impact Investing & Indigenous Innovation. Co-lead @ Uthango Social Investments. Advocate: Virtual Worlds for Africa. TweetPoet. Web:

@RootCapital Profile text: Root Capital, Pioneering finance for rural communities Web:

@OmidyarNetwork Profile text: A philanthropic investment firm harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Web:

Do you have additions to this list? Feel free to add them as a comment! And if you aren’t already, you can follow us at @vc4africa