Press release: Village Capital, PayPal launch African fintech investment readiness program

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Global venture capital (VC) firm Village Capital has collaborated with US payment platform PayPal to launch a three-month investment readiness programme, Village Capital Fintech Africa 2018.

The investment readiness programme will culminate in two early-stage African startups walking away with $50 000 in investment funding. Applications to the programme opened last week and will close on 24 November.

Application is open to early-stage fintech entrepreneurs from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Village Capital marketing manager Ben Wrobel stated in an email to Ventureburn that the VC firm was mainly looking for startups working on solutions across the fintech sector.

Photo courtesy of Simon Berry.

Source: Press release (link opens in a new window)

Finance, Investing
financial inclusion, fintech, startups