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Introducing the VC4Africa Matchamking Business Plan Cruncher


Ever go to a website where you had to spend 3-4 hours uploading your business plan? And maybe then you never heard from a real person again? There is probably nothing more frustrating to an entrepreneur. I mean lets face it, time is money and every second you spend on documentation you could spend doing business.
So on the new VC4Africa website, we've launched a business plan cruncher to make a better matchmaking between you and investors.

African Businesses Need Venture Capital Financing

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's) are the backbone of most economies in Africa. Innovative and creative entrepreneurial approaches are needed to help African SMEs adapt to global standards and realize their economic impact. SMEs in Africa face different social, ethical and environmental challenges, opportunities and dilemmas than their counterparts in Europe or the US.

Is Your Mobile Phone Innovation Worth $1 Million USD?


Do you have an idea on how to change lives with mobile phones? Is it also a good business opportunity? And can it work with Nokia phones? Then submit it to Nokia's Growth Economy Venture Challenge

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Is Your Mobile Phone Innovation Worth $1 Million USD?


Do you have an idea on how to change lives with mobile phones? Is it also a good business opportunity? And can it work with Nokia phones? Then submit it to Nokia's Growth Economy Venture Challenge

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Limbe Labs Seed Capital Strategy for Startup Business Success

It’s well known that there’s a problem with seed capital in Africa and Cameroon is no exception. We’ve spoken with many enterprising young hackers who’ve found that funds were simply unavailable or local investors demanded absurdly high equity stakes in their businesses—at times as much as 60-80%.

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Limbe Labs seed capital

Limbe Labs Seed Capital Strategy for Startup Business Success

It’s well known that there’s a problem with seed capital in Africa and Cameroon is no exception. We’ve spoken with many enterprising young hackers who’ve found that funds were simply unavailable or local investors demanded absurdly high equity stakes in their businesses—at times as much as 60-80%.

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VC4Africa Business Plan Meetup Success in Amsterdam


At Venture Capital and Private Equity in Africa (VC4Africa), an online community for investors and entrepreneurs dedicated to building business on the continent we believe it is important we meet 'offline' as we do 'online.'
For 9 months we have been using the BarCamp model (an international network of user generated conferences - open, participatory workshop/events, whose content is provided by participants) to organize our very own series of VC4Africa Meetups.

VC4Africa Business Plan Meetup Success in Amsterdam


At Venture Capital and Private Equity in Africa (VC4Africa), an online community for investors and entrepreneurs dedicated to building business on the continent we believe it is important we meet 'offline' as we do 'online.'
For 9 months we have been using the BarCamp model (an international network of user generated conferences - open, participatory workshop/events, whose content is provided by participants) to organize our very own series of VC4Africa Meetups.

Understated Revolution in African Venture Capital

The entrepreneurs, business angels and venture capitalists behind the start-ups of the last 2 decades are still looking for the "next big thing" to bet on. A small number of these are beginning to bet on Africa. The eVentures Africa Fund launched last month is one of these.

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Even by the risk-hardened standards of America and Europe's entrepreneurs, this is a bold move. Working in Africa presents some phenomenal challenges. There are not only gaping cultural differences, but also weaker commercial laws, higher overhead costs when working across continents and less liquid stock markets.

Where Are Nigeria's ICT Venture Capitalists?

I hear much talk about how the Nigerian information and communication technology industry is the 2nd largest industry in Nigeria, right behind Oil and Gas, but I don't believe it. Why? Because if ICT were really such a large part of Nigerian economy, we'd hear about a thriving venture capital community that's support it.

Who is investing in ICT?

Who are the Nigerian Venture Capitalists?

Where Are Nigeria's ICT Venture Capitalists?

I hear much talk about how the Nigerian information and communication technology industry is the 2nd largest industry in Nigeria, right behind Oil and Gas, but I don't believe it. Why? Because if ICT were really such a large part of Nigerian economy, we'd hear about a thriving venture capital community that's support it.

Who is investing in ICT?

Who are the Nigerian Venture Capitalists?

Where Are Nigeria's ICT Venture Capitalists?

I hear much talk about how the Nigerian information and communication technology industry is the 2nd largest industry in Nigeria, right behind Oil and Gas, but I don't believe it. Why? Because if ICT were really such a large part of Nigerian economy, we'd hear about a thriving venture capital community that's support it.

Who is investing in ICT?

Who are the Nigerian Venture Capitalists?

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