Africa is full of entrepreneurs starting innovative companies with the potential to transform the world. Venture capital community VC4Africa is a network of high potential entrepreneurs and others coming together in a shared mission to efficiently connect network, knowledge and capital.
VC4Africa facilitates a platform with 20,000 members across Africa and the world. First, you can become a member to make use of all functionalities of the platform. Second, entrepreneurs can register a venture profile. Below are 7 reasons to take this next step and become active.
In short, venture owners on VC4Africa have access to free online tools, mentorship opportunities and the ability to raise capital. Connect with an international pool of sector experts who offer mentorship free of charge. Track your fundraising progress and connect with over 600 investors focused on sub-$1 million companies – Angels, VCs, Social Impact Funds, Family Offices, and Foundations. No charges or hidden fees. Read more below!
What does VC4Africa give you?
Create a visually appealing profile that captures people’s attention. Register your venture profile. Add your pitch, crunch your business plan and list your team members. Upload a video pitch and add important presentations to your documents tab. Grow a dedicated following, engage members on your activity stream, and see how many people visit your profile.
Best way to source quality team members for your team is to recruit on Africa’s largest startup community VC4Africa. List open positions on your venture profile and your company will be listed in the jobs board. Interested applicants contact you directly, there is no middle man or placement fees involved. We offer you a direct connection between you and the talent needed to grow your business.
Connect with an international network of business experts who offer their expertise, network and time free of charge. Get help in the areas of business development, sales, marketing, finance, human resources or legal matters.
Gain access to the largest network of Africa focused investors. Get visibility with over 600 early stage investors focused on sub-$1 million companies – Angels, VCs, Social Impact Funds, Family Offices, and Foundations. Most importantly, 84% of these investors are active and have already invested in African companies.
Register a fundraising campaign. The VC4Africa team will review your application and give you dedicated feedback. Use this input to improve your presentation and make sure your first impression counts. Keep your profile up to date so investors can follow your progress over time. Receive pledges from interested investors and connect directly. You decide who can participate in your next round and on what terms they can invest.
Exposure & Opportunties
VC4Africa is always looking for the next big success story. Get featured for our homepage or next newsletter? Engage with us on social media and leverage the global community to create awareness for your business. Gain access to our partner network and apply to one of the many upcoming programs, mentorship and funding opportunities.
Proven track record
Thousands of vetted profiles have been published and new fundraising rounds are opened weekly. Entrepreneurs have raised more than USD $26 million in funding. Investments have been secured by members in countries as diverse as Cameroon, South Africa, Egypt, the United States, Kenya, Nigeria, the Netherlands and Zambia.
Remember, the first step is to get your free VC4Africa membership and login to the platform, the second step is to register your venture profile and start using the platform as an entrepreneur. Africa is a hotbed of innovation. Join the movement and let’s change the world!