Investors

Powered by Startup Mzansi, StartupApp's Investor community is made up of hundreds of investors including individual angels, larger networks, venture capital firms, corporate venture capital and private equity firms who receive curated deal flow from StartupApp and meet regularly to participate in Startup Mzansi pitch events. In addition to sourcing and selecting attractive deal flow, our team provides full due diligence support and investment facilitation and management to ease the process for our members.

STARTUPAPP BENEFITS OVERVIEW

Powered by Startup Mzansi, StartupApp is designed to connect entrepreneurs, startups, investors, advisors, service providers and potential partners to catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa.

Our members receive access to a variety of content, programs and events purpose-built to help innovators of all types, from the startup CEO to the corporate venture fund manager to the small business entrepreneur, transform their companies and their communities.

Receive our monthly update featuring entrepreneurial and innovation-focused news, stories, educational content and exclusive discounts and opportunities from our network of partners and service providers.

Connect and engage with entrepreneurs, startups, investors, advisors, corporate partners, and service providers from around Africa who can help take your company to the next level or collaborate on your next investment or venture.

Our member matchmaking platform helps you find the people who are specifically and uniquely equipped to support your efforts. Whether those contacts are potential cofounders, investors, investment targets, experts or customers, our matchmaking platform helps you identify and connect with the right people.

Tap into a global network of experts and experienced advisors who can help to address critical challenges, answer specific questions, guide entrepreneurs on their journey, and exchange information on the latest trends or technologies.

Participate in a myriad of virtual and in-person events like hackathons, pitch days and networking events designed to foster engagement between entrepreneurs, investors, business owners, corporations and other innovators from across the globe.

Build your knowledge and skill set through curated articles, podcasts, presentations, webinars, videos and worksheets that equip you with the expertise, abilities and perspectives you need to excel as an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, business owner, investor or advisor.

Search StartupApp's Talent Portal for job opportunities in innovative industries or companies and connect with potential new hires from around Africa who can help fuel your organization’s growth. Or, whether you’re looking for a co-founder or growing your team, our community-only talent portal allows you to tap into a growing global pool of entrepreneurs, innovators and business-minded professionals.

Search our directory of vetted service providers and take advantage of exclusive discounts on products and services that are vital to startups, investors, small businesses and other innovators, such as legal, marketing, accounting and software.

As a StartupApp Member, you can apply to be featured in our Service Provider Directory, which showcases your products or services to a continent wide community of entrepreneurs, small businesses, investors and innovators looking for providers like you. To ensure quality, our team reviews each application to verify that the products or services you’re offering are appropriate and value-adding to our community.

Apply for the opportunity to pitch or be reviewed by our global network of accredited individual, institutional and corporate investors, which spans industries, geographies and investment focuses. We also offer a live pitch platform where you can use StartupApp to pitch to investors and audiences live

Apply to our Advisor Network, which vets the experts and mentors within our community. We accept advisors of all types and backgrounds, from successful entrepreneurs to executives to subject matter experts. If you’re serious about providing more hands-on support to the entrepreneurs, startups and innovators in our community, we want to hear from you.

All StartupApp members are eligible to apply to our Investor Network, a highly curated group of individuals, institutions, family offices and CVCs from around Africa who receive custom deal flow memos and facilitated introductions to opportunities in their investment thesis. There is no charge for investors to participate.


INVESTOR MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Highly curated, relevant investment opportunities with first right of refusal.

Relationship building &s; network expansion within the investment community.

Leverage diverse collective market, management & financial knowledge of the network.

Investment facilitation & management.

Due diligence services & risk mitigation through deal syndication.

Sponsorship & Investor Spotlight opportunities.


MEMBERS OF OUR INVESTOR COMMUNITY ARE:

Individual Angel Investors: Private individuals who provide capital to start ups in exchange for ownership equity.

Angel Networks: Organizations with their own group of individual investors who want to partner and collaborate on deal flow.

Venture Capital Firms: Organizations that provide capital to startups with high growth potential in exchange for equity stake. Crowdfunders: Leveraging small amounts of capital across a large amount of individuals

Corporate Venture Capital Firms: Corporations who invest internal funds into external startups whose innovations can solve corporate business challenges

Private Equity Firms: An investment management company that provides financial backing in the private equity of startup through affiliated investment strategies including leveraged buyout, venture capital, and growth capital.


BECOME AN INVESTOR

From first time crowdfunders to large venture capital funds, our investor community features members of all types, sizes and experience levels.

Start your investment journey