ViKtoria Ventures Angel Investor Networking and Pitching Event

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ViKtoria Ventures aims at finding and supporting scalable early stage businesses looking to fundraise for their businesses by offering mentorship and financial advisory services. Based on our experience, we have singled out local angel investing as one of the key factors to catalyse growth and eventual exits of companies in Kenya. Since 2014 we have hosted angel investor networking and pitching events - dubbed ‘ViKtoria Angel Network (VAN) Events’ - ...

VIKTORIA VENTURES ANGEL NETWORK 2015 UPDATE

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What is Angel Investing? Angel investing is still a nascent concept in Kenya as most people do not understand the role of an Angel Investor to startups. An Angel investor is more than a financier as business angels should offer the cash, mentorship and introductions to their investee companies, usually interacting at least once a month. It is well researched that Angels who have this level of interaction record better returns ...

Viktoria Ventures in partnership with HEVA Capital

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ViKtoria Ventures has been working in partnership with HEVA Capital since March 2014 through provision of advisory services. The first engagement was a research into the creative sector in East Africa to establish what financial interventions would be feasible and have the greatest impact on creative entrepreneurs. This research pointed to an accelerator with entrepreneurs getting funding to actualize their businesses as having the highest impact in the Kenyan ecosystem. ...

Picking Up Israel’s Culture of Innovation

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We came across this article titled “Picking Up Israel’s Culture of Innovation” by Dr. Bitange Ndemo, published in Daily Nation on the startup nation’s incredible innovation spirit.  Dr. Ndemo takes us back to the days of Herod, hypothesising the origins of enterprise. Read the full article below. As Dr. Ndemo recognises, the success of the trip was partially owed to none other than our very own Rachel Adelman. Good job ...

Why Angel Investors are Crucial in Africa’s Startup Ecosystem Development: Lessons from Experts

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“How do we reach the missing middle and bridge the gap between startup support and full-fledged equity participation?” was one of the key questions addressed. The forum was hosted by the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF), the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and the East African Venture Capital Association (EAVCA), in cooperation with the Venture Capital for Africa community (VC4Africa), the African Business Angels Network (ABAN), Novastar Ventures and ...

Closing the Financing Gap for Small and Medium Enterprises

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An SME finance expert forum sponsored by the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF), Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, EAVCA and the Ministry of Affairs of the Netherlands was held at the Villa Rosa Kempinski earlier this month. The event featured experts and professionals from the entrepreneurial finance ecosystem in Kenya including investment funds, capacity growth players like finance consultants, government players, donors, NGO’s and entrepreneurs. The session facilitated by Ben ...

ViKtoria Ventures Angel Investor Events

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We thank all of you who indicated an interest in the recently concluded angel investor training event that was held on the 14th of March 2015 at the Strathmore University, with special thanks to those who managed to attend the event. The participants had an opportunity to learn about angel investing from experienced entrepreneurial finance practitioner and educator, Stephen Gugu, and renowned entrepreneur and angel investor, Robert Yawe. Stephen opened the session ...

Viktoria Angel Investor Events

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We thank all those of you who indicated an interest in the recently concluded angel investor event that was held on the 21st of February 2015 at the Strathmore University. The participants had a rare opportunity to listen to the experience of a startup, PesaPal, that gave an insight into the dangers of bringing in venture capitalists too early instead of angel investors. Mr. Agosta Liko walked us through his experience ...

ViKtoria Solutions Angel Investor Networking and Pitching event

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It is 7:15 PM on Wednesday 10th December 2014, and a group of young and ambitious innovators are pacing up and down the hall on the second floor of Acorn House, Nairobi. The team of inexperienced but ambitious techies is waiting to be ushered into the Training Room where they would be pitching their business to 6 seasoned investors, the first (of many) ViKtoria Solutions Angel Investor Networking and Pitching ...