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Who Do We Fund?

Welcome2Africa International facilitates funding of early-stage social enterprises with great teams and innovative products within the Agriculture and Maritime space in Nigeria (sometimes we go outside of these sectors). We support investments in African startups and SMEs that have the ability to scale up and be sustainable as well as create a positive impact in the communities in which they operate. Our investment ranges from ₦5 million - ₦20 million to support early growth, team consolidation, and market expansion and we are happy to lead funding rounds if we like you.

 

We approach investments with a mid-term perspective (3-5 years) that allows innovative concepts to develop their business fundamentals and demonstrate investment readiness. Entrepreneurs should be committed full-time and have prior business experience. 

What Are We Looking for?

We understand that the process of raising funds can be tough and our goal is to make it as transparent and simple as possible for founders. To start, here are some important things to keep in mind when you pitch to us.
       • You have launched your start-up / have initial traction
       • You have a clear business model
       • You are a high-growth business targeting a large market
       • You have technical industry talent on your core team
       • You and your team are bright, hungry, and know your market 

What We Offer

Funding:

We provide access to the optimal amount of funding required to rapidly scale the business.
 

Business Advisory:

Our in-house incubation team will provide hands-on support to help ventures adopt 
efficient governance structure to facilitate measurable growth.
 

Network Effect:

W2A brings the wealth of its partnerships and relationships to bear for portfolio 
companies which can be the defining factor in growth.
 

Office:

Our state-of-the-art office facility provides the perfect environment for entrepreneurs to thrive 
and build their businesses. 

Timeline

       • Step One: Application
       • Step Two: Preliminary Review
       • Step Three: Meeting & Evaluation
       • Step Four: Startup School
       • Step Five: Due Diligence
       • Step Six: Funding 

 

W2A gives entrepreneurs what they need to grow a sustainable business quickly, we accept applications on a rolling basis, we would love to learn more about what you are building, and finally, please expect to hear back within 7 days after submission.