Eight startups have been selected for this year’s Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (AEIS) slated for November 11th and 12th that will be hosted at Workshop17 in Cape Town, South Africa.
unites key ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent and beyond, to exchange best practices, learn from peers and recent transactions, and do deals.
AESIS that is organized by Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) and African Business Angel Network (ABAN) and seeks to unite key ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent and beyond, to exchange best practices, learn from peers and recent transactions, and do deals.
The eight startups selected represent a new class of investment opportunity coming up across the African continent. They provide a technology-intensive or innovation-based product or service that is currently available in one or more African markets and will be looking to raise $250k – $5m in series A capital.
The eight are:
AgroCenta(Ghana) – 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 Lifestyle Inc (Nigeria) – 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 Inc (Ethiopia) – 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) – a working capital financing company aiming to provide access to inventory and purchase order of financing for small businesses.
Nawah-Scientific (Egypt) – 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 ) – an online mental health platform that allows patients to connected with licensed therapists via video call on mobile devices or the web.