Applications for the Japan Africa Investment Drive for High-Potential African Startups in 2023 are currently open.
The Drive is a cohort-based investment accelerator that aims to “clinically” match high-potential African startups with suitable Japanese VCs and provide close support to both the startup and the investor throughout the engagement to maximize the prospect of investment.
Worth of Award
- 8 selected startups will be considered for direct investment from the partner venture capital firm Japan strategic Capital (JSC) co.
- Selected startups will be introduced to a curated list of more than 15 Japanese VCs. Close support will also be provided during the engagement with investors, from scheduling meetings to translating pitch decks and proving translators during meetings with the investor.
- Selected startups will be provided with comprehensive legal, cultural and administrative support throughout the fundraising process. Tailored (1-on-1) training and group seminars will also be provided on how to attract and close Japanese investment.
While most startups are welcome, the accelerator is particularly interested in startups from pre-seed to pre-series A, with some traction.
How to Apply
Apply online for the Japan Africa Investment Drive via the official website.
Deadline: December 19th 2022, applications close.