CALLING FOR DISRUPTIVE SCALE-UPS LOOKING TO RAISE BETWEEN $500K AND $10M.
We’re looking for 10 innovative, high-growth scale-ups to showcase their solutions to the world. Are you operating in Africa, generating revenue and looking to raise your Series A round in the range of $500K and $10M? This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for!
In 2017-2019, we selected 60 scale-ups from across the continent as part of 4 showcase programs, resulting in a number of Series A deals totalling over $100M. Building on this success, the ‘VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A’ – in collaboration with AWS Activate – is now a central component of our efforts to support investors connecting with high-quality deal flow. This is an exclusive opportunity to introduce your company at once to everyone who’s anyone in Africa’s early-stage investment space.
WHAT WE OFFER
*Are you raising your Seed Round in between $150K – $750K? Consider applying to the 2020 VC4A Venture Showcase – Seed track. Applications open July 1st.
OUR SELECTION CRITERIA
Commercial Value of your Product/Service (25%)
Your company addresses a real problem in the market. Your product or service is different from others in the industry. Your business model is new and designed for scale.
Strategy for Growth (25%)
The market size is significant and there is potential to expand locally and into new markets. Your startup is scalable and has a clear strategy for growth. You can show demonstrable progress.
Management Team (25%)
Your team has the qualifications needed to make the business successful.
Market Traction & Financials (25%)
We will evaluate your market traction, revenue streams, and unit economics. If any outside funding has been raised before, it’s a plus.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU
If you are selected for the Showcase, you are expected to:
|Jun 16 – Aug 14||Application period|
|Aug 14 – Sep 14||Selection process / investor review / interviews|
|Sep 15||Showcase participants selection|
|Sep 15 – Oct 11||Mentorship program with VC investors|
|Oct 1 – Oct 11||Technical sessions with VC investors|
|Mid Oct||Launch of VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A deal room to 300+ VC investors|
|Oct – Nov||Ongoing showcase to VC4A investor network|
September 15 - December 31, 2020
Closes: August 14, 2020
For Application Details Visit https://vc4a.com/vc4a/2020-vc4a-venture-showcase-series-a/