2018 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A for high-growth African Startups (All expenses paid trip to Cape Town, South Africa)

Application Deadline: August 20th 2018

VC4A is looking for 8 innovative, high-growth scale-ups to showcase at Africa Early Stage Investor Summit on Nov 11-12 in Cape Town. Are you operating in Africa, generating revenue and looking to raise your Series A round in the range of $250K and $5M? This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

In 2017, we showcased 20 scale-ups from the XL Africa program as part of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit, resulting in a number of Series A deals totalling over $12M. Building on this success, the ‘VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A’ is now integrated as a central component of our annual Summit. This is an exclusive opportunity to introduce your company at once to everyone who’s anyone in Africa’s early-stage investment space.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Your company is for-profit and registered as an independent legal entity;
  • You have a product or service available on the market and generate revenue;
  • Your product or service is clearly innovative and/or your business model is new, disruptive and designed for scale;
  • You have a very strong management team of at least 3 people;
  • Your team is based in one or more countries on the African continent;
  • You are seeking Series A investment in the range of $250K – $5M;
  • While there will be exceptions, most likely your startup has already received external investment, structured as either debt or equity, or received grants from donor organizations.
  • All expenses paid trip to Cape Town on Nov 9-16, 2018
  • 3 min pitch on the main stage of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit
  • 20 min deep-dive session with investors in a private room
  • Two days of networking with investors, including Speaker Cocktail and Industry Leaders dinner
  • Mentorship and pitch training by partner VC investors
  • Opportunity to attend and pitch at partner events AfricaCom and AfricArena


  • Jun 11 – Aug 20            Application period
  • Aug 20 – Sep 29            Selection process / investor review / interviews
  • Oct 1                       Showcase participants announced
  • Oct 1 – Nov 9                Working on presentations with mentors (VC investors)
  • Nov 10                       Pitch practice with investor feedback
  • Nov 12                       VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A at Africa Early Stage Investor Forum
  • Nov 13-15                    AfricaCom and AHUB participation
  • Nov 14                       Innovation tour
  • Nov 14-16                   AfricArena participation

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A at Africa Early Stage Investor Summit


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