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  • The DNA supports and invests in innovative companies in WAEMU with a special focus in early stage and scalable startups in francophone Africa

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Dakar Network Angels begins startup investments in francophone Africa

https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/28/dakar-network-angels-begins-startup-investments-in-francophone-africa/

First Investment Forum on Sunday, 17th March afternoon in Dakar

The DNA is looking forward to seeing you for our first Investment Forum on Sunday, 17th March afternoon in Dakar. Remote participants will be able to participate by visio-conference. Please save the date, more information below.

We will first start with a demo day of our first batch of startups. The goal of the demo day is for the top 3 finalists to present their product or service to the audience.
The demo session will be followed by a workshop about Angel InvestingTomi Davies (President of ABAN and Advisor of the DNA) will walk you through the basics of angel investment, how to identify whether it's the right fit for you, how to get involved in angel investment and the 3 key things you need to know before making your first investment! https://www.tomidavies.com/
Buy your ticket here until March 10th!
For more info please contact : marieme.diop@dakarnetworkangels.com
 

Investors

Gain access to a quality dealflow of innovative startups serving the WAEMU markets and help them grow

Startups

The Dakar Network Angels brings together a group of highly successful professionals to work together in helping entrepreneurs and fostering the ecosystem

Partners

The DNA is constantly collaborating with different partners to provide resources and mentorship to our startups

Our Mission

Invest in innovative companies with high growth potential across Africa

  • The Dakar Network Angels
    The DNA is an Angel Network based in Dakar (Senegal) investing in early stage companies throughout the WAEMU region and contiguous countries.
  • Professionals members
    Our members are successful professionals who are willing to invest their time, experience and network to support very promising startups across Africa.
  • What are we looking for?
    The DNA is looking for technology-enabled businesses building solutions to solve important African problems and serving a significant market.

Investors

Why join the DNA? The DNA members are investment professionals and/or industry experts, selected for their ability to contribute in achieving the overall objectives. Members are significantly involved after the investment in helping portfolio companies achieve their goals.

Access to investment opportunities

Each angel will gain access to investment opportunities from around the UEMOA region, and they get insight into the pipeline of exciting new business development


Opt-in model in the investments

Investments in the startups presented in the Club are not mandatory, this is an entirely opt-in model. Investors will select investments and will receive their own (individual) shares in the companies they invest in


Active participation in the portfolio management

All members will be encouraged to become involved in the management of the investment portfolio as much as possible to mitigate the risk


Access to a Network of professionals

The DNA brings together individuals who are at the top of their respective fields and industries.


Team

DNA members are either investment professionals or industry experts who commit to providing support to its investees (experience sharing, mentoring, providing networking opportunities, etc.) and likely to bring their experience, to share their network and to provide sound advice to foster the development and success of startups.They are based in the four corners of the world (Africa, Asia, Europe and America).

Startups

Support from Angels

The DNA not only provides capital to visionary founders, but also taps into the experience and network of its members to help accelerate startups growth.


Selection Criteria

We are actively seeking investment opportunities in companies which meet the following criteria: Technology or technology-enabled businesses solving real problems Has significant market opportunities in UEMOA Founders work on the product full-time Has scalability and ability to expand to at least 2 countries other than the primary market Has existed for less than 5 years Has the ability to reach hyper growth


Access to funding

The DNA can invest up to $200K collectively per round.


Mentorship & Training

The DNA organize periodic sessions to empower entrepreneurs in different aspects of their business - focused on investment readiness, product design, accounting etc.


 

Partners

We seek to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with our partners. Along with our partners, we hope to fuel growth for startups and build a well rounded support system for entrepreneurs.

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