Call for Investors | PIVOT East 2016

Investors: Discover East Africa's Deal Pipeline at PIVOT East 2016

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Nov 15, 2016: 9:00 - 18:00  • 
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PIVOT East, East Africa’s premier startups pitching competition and conference will be held on 15th November 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. One of the objectives that the event aims to achieve each year is “to raise the quality of mobile startups in the region and to improve their investability”. The 2016 edition is being organized to allow investor’s input upfront at the pitching event. 

We have involved investors as judges in the selection of the finalists and in previous editions. Some of the Investor funds involved in finalist selection were Savannah Fund, Kuramo Capital Management LLC, Novastar Ventures, and TLcom Capital LLP. Other venture capital funds involved were Gray Ghost Ventures, ACCION’s venture labs, the Invested Development, Kaizen Venture Partners,Inventure Management Ltd,Investec Asset Management among others.
We are inviting investors to contribute to the quality of startups and their investability hence an enhanced deal pipeline in 2016 and beyond, by participating in this year’s event as a virtual judge to select the finalists of the competition, a judge during the conference and or as an attendee. Ideal investors for PIVOT East Startups are those who are active and involved in helping to build companies in Africa. Early stage, Angel Investors and patient investors able to pursue deals in East Africa  are particularly encouraged to take part.
You may join in for the benefits below :-
  1. Deal pipeline access through key information on top 25 startups, from this year and any other PIVOT alumni
  2. Potential of being in the panel that determines the 5 Awardees from the 25 finalists in the 5 category
  3. Investor feedback at preliminary selection stages to inform training, coaching and mentorship program for finalists before the pitching conference
  4. Special seat at the pitching conference to interrogate startups as they pitch
  5. Assistance to meet startups of interest at the finalists conference
  6. Notification of deals closing following PIVOT East interactions to be shared to m:lab East Africa for our own statistics (we will not disclose personal details)
  7. Institutional investors participating under this framework to be listed in the PIVOT East website
To know more about the special arrangement for investors and to be part of PIVOT East 2016, kindly contact Sheilah Birgen – m:lab East Africa Lead via email sheilah@mlab.co.ke or Egra Ombati at egra@mlab.co.ke


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