VC4A is proud to announce the 8 ventures selected for the 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A.
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 entrepreneurs leading these companies will showcase their business in front 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. All companies provide a technology-intensive or innovation-based product or service that is currently available in one or more African markets.
AgroCenta (Ghana) is an innovative online platform that empowers smallholder farmers and farmer-based organizations in rural farming communities to access a wider online market to trade fairly and equitably.
Fibre (Nigeria) is the easiest way to find and pay for rental homes in Nigeria. By partnering with landlords around the country Fibre offers their homes to verified tenants looking to rent.
Gebeya (Ethiopia) is a fast and secure online marketplace that connects top African IT experts with businesses seeking to develop new technology solutions.
GoMetro (South Africa) allows any business or company to design and implement a managed transport service. The flexible cloud-based technology makes transport planning, tracking, paying and reporting much easier.
Invoiceworx (South Africa) is a working capital financing company aiming to provide access to inventory and purchase order of financing for small businesses.
Nawah-Scientific (Egypt) is the first, private, multidisciplinary research center and platform in Egypt catering for natural and medical sciences.
Piggybank (Nigeria) is a simple service that helps millennials curb their spending habits while improving their savings culture by automating deposits periodically, daily, weekly or monthly to reach a specific savings target.
Shezlong (Egypt) is an online mental health platform that allows patients to connected with licensed therapists via video call on mobile devices or the web.