VC4A has announced the selected 8 start-ups for the 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A.
As cited on the VC4A website, “These companies represent a new class of investment opportunity coming up across the African continent. The selected ventures have strong revenues, are well positioned for regional and international expansion, and demonstrate important innovations that are disrupting industries like agriculture, healthcare, housing, transportation, and finance.”
The team lead for these start-ups will showcase their business in the present of investors during the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit in Cape Town, November 11-12, with the aim of raising $250k – $5m in series A capital.
The selected start-ups provide a technology-intensive or innovation-based product or service that is currently available in one or more African markets.
The start-ups include: AgroCenta (Ghana), Fibre (Nigeria), Gebeya (Ethiopia), GoMetro (South Africa), InvoiceWorx (South Africa), Nawah-Scientific (Egypt), PiggyBank.ng (Nigeria) and Shezlong (Egypt).
In the next few weeks, the selected start-ups will be linked to the top VC investors as mentors and they will receive access to the curriculum before the 1-week residency in Cape Town, South Africa.
During the residency, the start-ups will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from their mentors, peers, and partners, before delivering their pitch on the main stage of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit.
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