Back in January, when we announced that we were building FirstCheck Africa, we had what probably seemed like a risky plan. FirstCheck Africa would invest up to $25,000 each in “ridiculously early” startups led by women in Africa.
Since then, we’ve been heads-down, meeting founders, evaluating startups and writing our first pre-seed checks to help more startups led by women launch.
We are even more excited now, six months in, about our mission statement:
“FirstCheck Africa’s mission is to advance equity, wealth and capital for a generation of women in Africa through technology & entrepreneurship.”
In 2020, women-led companies received…
Our mission is to advance equity, capital and leadership for a generation of women in Africa through technology & entrepreneurship.
In 2021, FirstCheck Africa plans to invest up to $25,000 each, “ridiculously early”, in women in Africa with bold, entrepreneurial ideas.
We’re also developing the middle tier of female angel investors, by building a community of millennials and mid-career women that want to learn about tech and angel investing and put their dollars…
“Release your product as early as possible and listen to user feedback.” — Ire Aderinokun (Co-Founder/COO, Buycoins Africa)
A typical issue that many early-stage startups struggle with is customer acquisition. Regardless of whether your startup is a B2B or B2C, finding the right customer acquisition strategy is key to the growth of your startup, because your startup can’t grow without customers.
“How I Acquired My First 100 Customers” is a monthly conversation hosted by FirstCheck Africa on Clubhouse. …
Happy International Women’s Day!
A common misconception about working in tech is that you have to know how to code or be involved in some form of engineering. This is one of the reasons why, for International Women’s Day this year, we decided to speak to 30 brilliant women who work in tech across Product Design, Product Strategy, Growth, Marketing, Legal, Compliance, Customer Service, Public Relations, Data Analysis, Operations, Engineering, Human Resources, and Communications.
This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge, so it was only fitting that we asked what they are challenging through their roles in technology as well as what…
We’re also building a female-led investor community that creates opportunities for the middle tier of women, who are millennial or in their mid-careers, to invest in venture-backed startups by writing smaller checks.
We want to make it easier for women in Africa to raise venture-backed capital and invest in technology startups. We’re creating a future where women have an equal hand in leading and shaping the continent’s future through technology & entrepreneurship.
Our mission is to advance…