The new VC4Africa 2015 Venture Finance in Africa report shows considerable progress made by startups across Africa. Below you’ll see some inspiring individual success stories we also managed to document over the past year.
Two exampleas of investors we profiled over the past year are the international business angel who invested in Karibu Solar & Soko via VC4Africa and the diaspora angel who found Njorku and Kiroo Games via VC4Africa’s mentorship Marketplace and went on to invest in them.
Below we’ve listed specific examples of entrepreneurs across Africa who found success, got funded and got profiled on the VC4Africa blog in 2014. For more on trends and general developments read the VC4Africa 2015 Report: Venture Finance in Africa.
We hope the examples listed below inspire you. Please add other investment success stories from the past year in the comments below, and be sure to let us know if you have a new investment success story to share with the VC4Africa community. We can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring. All the best wishes from the VC4Africa community of entrepreneurs and investors!
VC4Africa aims to be the world’s leading social network for entrepreneurs and investors in Africa. The VC4Africa community has over 17,000 members in 159 countries, including 600 investors. 2000 entrepreneurs in Africa present their companies on the platform: early stage ventures that require investments less than USD 1 million. Each venture is scalable, makes smart use of technology, or is disruptive in their application of a business model.
Download a summary of the VC4Africa 2015 Report: Venture Finance in Africa for more info on key trends and developments in Africa’s startup space.
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