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Saying the 16 finalists for the 2021 VC4A Enterprise Showcase – Seed & Sequence A Tracks

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We’re proud to announce the 16 corporations chosen for the VC4A (https://VC4A.com) Enterprise Showcase – Seed & Sequence A tracks.

The 2021 portfolio corporations have been vetted by VC buyers by means of a rigorous referral and choice course of and symbolize the perfect Seed and Sequence A funding alternatives on the continent. They show robust revenues and aggressive edge, are well-positioned for regional and worldwide enlargement, and are engaged on essential improvements within the healthcare, finance, transport, commerce and schooling sectors. All corporations present technology-intensive or innovation-based services or products which can be at present obtainable in a number of African markets.

The founders will showcase their companies to buyers through the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit on 4-5 November 2021 (https://bit.ly/3zOT3Xo), a signature trade occasion organized by VC4A and its associate the African Enterprise Angels Community (ABAN). The rounds vary between $400Ok and $20M and buyers can get their seat on the desk by means of the devoted AESIS DealRooms organized within the week following the Summit. Since 2017, the Showcase portfolio corporations have collectively raised over $160M in enterprise capital.

Sequence A observe portfolio:

  • Alpha Direct Insurtech (https://bit.ly/3m9irCG) –  (Insurtech/SaaS, Botswana)
  • Arifu (https://bit.ly/3kIfZU4) –  (Edtech, Kenya)
  • Chari Co (https://bit.ly/2XUV7jh) –  (Retail & Wholesale, Morocco)
  • Cinetpay (https://bit.ly/3zIBYhP) –  (Fintech, Côte d’Ivoire)
  • CloudFret (https://bit.ly/3zPhrZ0) –  (Transport & Logistics, Morocco)
  • Fatura (https://bit.ly/3iddoj9) –  (Fintech/Retail & Wholesale, Egypt)
  • Rology (https://bit.ly/3ANzwrR) – (Healthtech, Egypt)
  • Youverify Inc. (Youcheck On-line Providers Restricted) (https://bit.ly/2Zqb3uH) –  (SaaS, Nigeria)

Seed observe portfolio:

  • Appload (https://bit.ly/3EX7rAH) –  (Logistics, Mozambique)
  • CashBackApp (https://bit.ly/3uePDw7) –  (Purchasing & Retail, Kenya)
  • FlexPay (https://bit.ly/3zNSxJj) –  (Fintech, Kenya)
  • Moja Experience (https://bit.ly/3F6EaUv) –  (Fintech/Transport, Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Oneport INC (https://bit.ly/3zICVXr) –  (Logistics/Fintech, Nigeria)
  • SAYNA (https://bit.ly/3kMAbE4) –  (Edtech, Madagascar)
  • ShipBlu (https://bit.ly/3ibKlwi) –  (Logistics/AI, Egypt)
  • Waya Restricted (https://bit.ly/39NJYn3) –  (Fintech, Ghana)

Enterprise Residency Program

Over the subsequent six weeks, the chosen startups will take part in a digital investor readiness program aimed to get them in prime fundraising form for #AESIS2021. The workshops shall be led by famend African buyers: Aaron Fu of Catalytic Fund, Aniko Szigetvari of Atlantica Ventures, Gregoire de Padirac of Orange Ventures and Andrea Bohmert of Knife Capital, and shall be complemented by workplace hours with area specialists and excessive profile visitor speaker periods. The entrepreneurs may also be linked to prime VC and angel buyers for one-on-one mentorship.

Particular due to companions

VC4A extends a particular due to its longstanding and new program companions who tremendously strengthen the worth provided to individuals and make this system distinctive. Amazon Net Providers gives portfolio corporations as much as $25,000 in credit and technical assist by means of its AWS Activate program. The Showcase Seed observe, run in collaboration with ABAN welcomes a brand new associate, the European Enterprise Angel Community. With EBAN members concerned within the choice course of and mentorship of the portfolio startups, EBAN and VC4A purpose to strengthen the early-stage funding stream from Europe to Africa.

Taking part buyers

The participation from funding companions has been as robust as ever, with over 200 corporations referred for the 2021 Showcase by angel and VC companions. The finalists have been chosen from practically 1000 candidates by a 72-member robust funding committee representing the continent’s main VC funds equivalent to Plug and Play, Seedstars Ventures, Goodwell Investments, Lofty Inc, Kappafrik, Shell Basis, 4Di Capital, Kalon Enterprise Companions, Saviu Ventures, Compass Enterprise Capital, Kuramo Capital Administration, Blue Haven Initiative, Mercy Corps Ventures, AAIC Companions Africa, HAVAIC, Newtown Companions, Accion, FINCA Ventures, Issue[e], LeapFrog Investments, EchoVC, GreenTec Capital Companions, AfricInvest and plenty of extra.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Enterprise Capital for Africa (VC4A).

Media Contact:
Boye Abiodun-Adepoju
boyewa@vc4a.com
Web site: AfricaInvestorSummit.com

In regards to the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (#AESIS2021):
#AESIS2021 is an unique investor-only assembly level for Africa’s early-stage investor neighborhood organized by VC4A and ABAN with the purpose to unite key international ecosystem stakeholders to drive significant conversations round Africa’s funding alternatives. Register now to attend the digital occasion, meet with the showcase finalists and get invited to casual meetups in choose African cities on AfricaInvestorSummit.com.

About VC4A:
VC4A (VC4A.com) is an ecosystem builder that leverages its infrastructure, community and experience for the packages that contribute to Africa’s startup motion. VC4A runs an internet platform that includes the world’s largest database of African startups and connecting native entrepreneurs to studying assets, mentors, buyers and associate packages.

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