Last week VC4Africa announced a Top 14 list of new fundraising entrepreneurs: VC4Africa’s June 2013 Cohort! Watch some great video pitches from a number of these entrepreneurs below (and also see Part 2).
mPawa – Ghana – Maxwell Donkor – raising US$ 280,000
mPawa is a mobile job matching application developed for the blue collar recruitment sector of Africa, taking the power of Web to SMS technology and solving the problems faced by blue collar workers in finding new jobs and their employers locating suitable talents. See their VC4Africa profile >>
EatOut – Kenya – Elaine Dang – raising US$800,000
EatOut is East Africa’s largest online restaurant guide and booking service, committed to promoting Africa’s dining and food culture. See their VC4Africa profile >>
SleepOut.com – Kenya – Johann Jenson – raising US$ 1,000,000
SleepOut is East Africa’s most comprehensive hotel booking engine featuring 1,000+ options, listing all accommodation from beach huts to house rentals and all-inclusive resorts. SleepOut.com’s unique sms-driven booking process connects both commercial and peer-to-peer hosts with guests and agents. See their VC4Africa profile >>
M-changa – Kenya – David Mark – raising US$ 170,000
M-Changa is bringing mobile fundraising to the developing world. Funds flow from East Africans via mobile money, as well as PayPal payments from Africa’s worldwide diaspora. With M-changa already thousands of Kenyans have used the power of mobile to fundraise for their nearest and dearest causes, including school fees, weddings, funerals, etc. See their VC4Africa profile >>
Mobiflock – South Africa – Vanessa Clark – raising US$ 400,000
Mobiflock makes cell phones safe for children by giving parents the visibility and tools to manage their children’s phone use, and so protect them from harm. See their VC4Africa profile >>
Also see Part 2 of the video pitches selection. For the full Top 14 list, see the full announcement of VC4Africa’s June Cohort entrepreneurs. To find out more about the selected ventures, visit their VC4Africa venture profile pages (follow the links above). Only investors registered on VC4Africa can get access to private documents and all other details of the ventures, and express their interest to invest. Over the next weeks and months, VC4Africa will introduce and follow the selected entrepreneurs in a series of articles.