Startup Directory

 

Venture Capital/Startup Accelerator

(Tahrir )^2 (Egypt)

Tarir Sqr, is a technology incubator based in Alexandria with a mission to help entrepreneurs build their startups..

http://www.tahrir2.com
+20 3 5227646
440.ng

440 is a JV between 88mph and L5Lab. We provide startups with between $20k-110k investment for 10-25% equity in their businesses.
We invest in startups that target the African markets and are scalable via web/mobile. We accept up to 10 startups per program who will spend 3 months with us, refining their products, business models, and go-to-market. Applications close August 1st. All startups will be notified by August 31st. Program runs from September 12th till December 12th. See here for more information on how it works.

http://440.ng/
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645 Ventures (USA)
Founder: Nnamdi Okike

645 Ventures is an early-stage investment fund focused on Internet and software companies. The fund invests in sectors such as online marketplaces, data analytics, e-commerce, and SaaS software. Portfolio companies include Poshly, Trendalytics, Rifiniti, and Keaton Row. 645 Ventures was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in New York city

Founder: Nnamdi Okike

http://www.645ventures.com/
88 mph Accelerator

They provide early-stage web/mobile companies with up to $100K in funding through our 3-month startup accelerator program.

 
CONTACT
88mph Garage Nairobi
88mph, Nairobi
4th Floor, Piedmont Plaza
671 Ngong Road
Nairobi, Kenya
Co-working in Nairobi!

88mph Cape Town Garage
Woodstock Exchange
Block A / 4th Floor
66 Albert Road / Woodstock
7925 / Cape Town
South Africa
Co-working in Cape Town!

http://www.88mph.ac/
Africa Angels Network (South Africa)

Africa Angels Network (AAN) is an investment firm that invests in Africa-focused startups, primarily in the TMT (Technology, Media, Telecoms) sector.

Furthermore, we match the entrepreneurs with highly qualified mentors specifically related to their industries.

http://www.africaangelsnetwork.com/
Africa Twenty10 Accelerator

The 20 thousand entrepreneurs within 10 years( 20 by 10) Accelerator program provides the environment, networks and funding opportunity to ensure that ethical entrepreneurs grow and flourish to positively impact their communities .
We are especially focused on startup's looking to launch in multiple African Countries

http://Africatwenty10.com
African Technology Foundation
Co-Founder: Stephen Ozoigbo

At the African Technology Foundation, we believe that knowledge building is the foundation for informed action and we are fully committed to harmonizing Africa's diaspora to foster the development of knowledge based economies in the region through our annual fellowships. We select ten (10) fellows every year to support our programs and initiatives and all our Fellows and Associates have unbridled passion for the success of African enterprises. For more information on our Fellowships, please contact us at info@thea25n.com
R & D COLLABORATION
This program is designed to aggregate innovative mechanisms for mutual collaboration through our unique relationships with universities, research centers and innovation labs. Selected Fellows for these opportunities will work with diaspora networks within these ecosystems on collaborative research, technology assessment and commercialization activities.

 

http://www.thea25n.com/#ourprograms
+1 818 660 5676
All Star Code (USA)
Founder: Christina Lewis Halpern

Letter From The Founder

The month before my father died, he named me to the board of his foundation. I was only 12 years old. Since then, I’ve dedicated myself to supporting causes that helped the black community and other historically-oppressed peoples. As a professional business journalist, I had a front row seat to observing the growth in income inequality. I saw how those with assets reaped seemingly ever-increasing rewards. And I realized that if my father were a young man today, he would no doubt be working in technology, the growth industry for building wealth in the 21st century. With that notion in mind, I began investigating ways to help minority talent gain access to the tech world. While I discovered a number of programs that addressed the lack of women in the industry, I did not find a sufficient number of resources for young men of color. So after conversations with over 150 professionals in the education, non-profit, philanthropic and technology spaces, All Star Code was born. In honor of my father’s legacy — and everyone else who has fought for equal rights — I created this program to help the next generation of youth catch the next wave of opportunity. I envision All Star Code to be a program that can give young, intelligent, driven men of color access to this exciting and dynamic field.

-Christina Lewis Halpern

http://www.allstarcode.org/
ALN Ventures

ALN Ventures is a platform designed to identify the most promising entrepreneurs in Africa, and  to connect them to the power of the African Leadership Network: Africa’s most dynamic group of young influencers. Mentorship, investment, exclusive access to partner services — we’re looking to provide founders with everything they need to accelerate their growth.

http://alnventures.com/
Angel Hub Ventures
Founder: Brett Commaille

AngelHub Ventures is a seed stage Venture Capital fund investing into lean startups with disruptive business models and technologies.

Key characteristics of businesses that interest us:
- Disruptive business models enabled by technology.
- Attack existing profitable industries and markets - so there’s already money being made in an industry, you just have to win a share of it. “We want to be the small mosquito on a massive artery.”
- Scalable and poised for rapid growth.
- Strong leadership team with a realistic and executable business plan.
- Already have Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and better yet, a first customer or two (some traction).
- Realistic valuation that is more focused on the execution requirements than the potential value of the idea: that’s right, ideas are cheap, we want to get it done.
- Follow a lean methodology: So you build minimum viable products and get them into the market to test asap; then you improve and rapidly get the next version launched [Lean Startup].
- Flexible cost structures: the business has more variable than fixed costs, which can change and be adjusted as the business changes. We’re not a fan of capital intensive models.
- Come with a reference: you’ve taken the time to get a recommendation / reference from somebody we know / respect.
- Know your key metrics, both for your past performance and the industry norms.
- Finally, it has the potential to return 10 times the investment within 5 years. Doesn’t mean we’re going to sell, but it needs to grow rapidly.

http://www.angelhub.co.za