Check out a great list of high potential ventures across Africa you should follow: these fast growing companies are gaining traction and looking to make big progress in 2014.
The listed companies are in sectors as diverse as technology, mobile, food, sustainability, gaming, accounting, advertising, fashion, cosmetics, and more. The countries include Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon, Rwanda, DRC, Sierra Leone, Mozambique and Egypt. The founders are running established companies with quality teams, many are generating revenue and have already secured the backing of a lead investor.
Get in touch with these upcoming business leaders! Click on the venture profiles below for more info, read the documentation and connect with the entrepreneurs. Only investors with a VC4Africa Pro Account have access to the company’s private documents, business plans, capital needs, projections and all other details of the listed ventures from their VC4Africa profiles. Not a VC4Africa Pro Account user yet? Get on board with the VC4Africa Investor Network, the largest network of dedicated SME investors interested in supporting African based ventures.
Arusha Women Entrepreneur – Tanzania
Arusha Women Entrepreneur is a social enterprise operating in the Tanzanian cities of Arusha and Dar Es Salaam. The enterprise is focused on processing natural peanut butter under the brand Mr. Peanut Butter. See their VC4Africa venture profile and read a recent interview.
Carl Commodities Nigeria Limited – Nigeria
Carl Commodities Nigeria Limited is a commodity trading company and a player in the agri-food value chain. The prime focus is on processing and packaging of raw peanuts into honey-seasoned peanut snacks. See their VC4Africa venture profile.
Cassini Farms Limited – Nigeria
Cassini Farms is an integrated agricultural company founded in 2012 by Bolaji Lawal, an investment banker turned entrepreneur in conjunction with other industry experts in Nigeria. See their VC4Africa venture profile.
ChopUP – Nigeria
ChopUp is a social platform that connects mobile device gamers across Africa and then allows them to interact based on in-game achievements and points which can be transferred across games. See their VC4Africa venture profile.
Eco stove – Uganda
Eco Stove is a product introduced by the Eco Group Ltd, a company that manufactures environmental, economic, social and technological innovated cook stoves. See their VC4Africa venture profile.
FastCashier – Ghana
FastCashier is an accounting and payment software package developed by FT Cashier Limited in Ghana, integrating accounting, payroll and payment unto a single platform. See their VC4Africa venture profile and read a recent interview.
GMobile – Kenya
GMobile is a set of VoIP apps for all smartphone operating systems: a soft-phone running on your smartphone, provided by Kenyan licensed Tier II company GeoNet Telecom Network (GTN). See their VC4Africa venture profile and read a recent interview.
KARIBU Solar Power – Tanzania
KARIBU Solar Power is an innovative solar social enterprise that makes high quality solar power affordable, producing a modular solar lamp (solar panel + rechargeable battery + light) with an innovative payment scheme. See their VC4Africa venture profile and read a recent interview.
Kiro’o Games – Cameroon
Kiro’o Games is working to set-up the first video game studio in Central Africa. Their goal is to create games based on an ”African-fantasy” in order to sell them to the world audience. See their VC4Africa venture profile and read a recent interview.
LPM/L’Espace – Nigeria
L’Espace is a multi-brand concept store in Lagos, Nigeria. Le Petit Marche (LPM), its sister brand, is a monthly market that has made a substantial impact on the shopping culture in Lagos. Both won many prizes. See their VC4Africa venture profile.
MalaïKa cosmetics – Dem. Rep. Congo
MalaïKa cosmetics works to be the first strong beauty-retail concept based in Kinshasa and also to have a powerful beauty presence in DRC. “Our products are more attractive than most of the ones found currently in the Congolese market”. See their VC4Africa venture profile.
Mellowcabs – South Africa
Mellowcabs manufactures, and operates attractive, high-tech electric pedicabs with advertisements. Mellowcabs are public transport devices, providing first and last mile transport services. See their VC4Africa venture profile.
MMABON’ – Nigeria
MMABON’ produces affordable casual and custom apparel, ranging from T-shirts, Tops, Dresses, Skirts, Shorts etc for men, women and children. See their VC4Africa venture profile and read a recent interview.
Mobile Solar Kiosk – Rwanda
The Mobile Solar Kiosk allows franchisees to sell different type of products and services at the base of the pyramid. The primary service is a built in charging system for small electronics. See their VC4Africa venture profile and read a recent interview.
MyeCampus.net – Ghana
MyeCampus.net is an online teaching and learning platform with social networking options that allows users (teachers & students) to interact and compare test scores. See their VC4Africa venture profile and read a recent interview.
Parene Healthcare – Sierra Leone
Parene Healthcare is a venture that will provide much needed healthcare services with stable growth opportunities and returns in Sierra Leone. The care model has been successful in similar regions of Africa. See their VC4Africa venture profile.
Pluspeople Kenya Limited – Kenya
Pluspeople Kenya, a limited company incorporated in the republic of Kenya, offers innovative cloud-based IT-solutions focused on managing and running small and medium businesses in East Africa. See their VC4Africa venture profile and read a recent interview.
Rasello – Tanzania
The Rasello Relationship Management System (RMS) simplifies how businesses owners and other professionals interact with the people that matter most to them (clients, employees or anyone else). See their VC4Africa venture profile and read a recent interview.
Rethink Education – South Africa
Rethink Education is an innovative, optimized approach to online and blended learning. The Rethink Team has developed an interactive online educational platform focused at the South African IEB and NSC Syllabus. See their VC4Africa venture profile and read a recent interview.
Save & Buy – Nigeria
Save & Buy (S&B) is a web and mobile platform that enables the Nigerian consumer to save towards items they desire in an easy to use, fun and safe environment. See their VC4Africa venture profile and read a recent interview.
SleepOut.com – Kenya
SleepOut.com’s unique sms-driven booking process is tailored for those off-the-grid destinations, connecting both commercial and peer-to-peer hosts with guests and agents. See their VC4Africa venture profile and read a recent interview.
The Able Wireless Company – Kenya
The Able Wireless Company provides an on-demand entertainment system and content delivery network that is localized to every single locale in the region. See their VC4Africa venture profile.
Tugende – Uganda
Tugende is a for-profit social enterprise that invests in responsible motorcycle taxi drivers, helping them own, rather than rent, the key tool with which they make money: their bike. See their VC4Africa venture profile and read a recent interview.
ViViFi – Egypt
ViViFi provides touch sticker technology: a new human-object interface that is capable of transforming all non-conductive surfaces with limited thickness (wood, glass, etc.) into touch sensors or screens. See their VC4Africa venture profile.
Only investors who registered VC4Africa Pro Accounts can get access to private documents and all other details of the ventures, and express their interest to invest. The VC4Africa Investor Network is the largest network of dedicated SME investors interested in supporting African based ventures. Registered investors are also able to follow hundreds of other ventures gaining traction in over 40 African markets, network with fellow members, coordinate due diligence, and co-fund deals with fellow investors. Entrepreneurs who are not in this list should see the 5 steps to fundraising on VC4Africa to find out more about fundraising opportunities through VC4Africa.
Accredited investors who are interested in the above mentioned ventures should register a VC4Africa Pro Account to get access to full details.