iYa Ventures

iYa Ventures
North America's Gateway to the African Consumer Growth Story
New York, New York, United States United States
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Company description

iYa Ventures' is an African market venture capital fund.  Our mission is to improve the fortunes of promising African ventures by providing North Americans secure access to some of the fastest growing economies in the world. 

For startups, we advise on a pro bono basis early-stage companies providing goods or services to under-served consumer groups in sub-Saharan Africa. After understanding the venture, we highlight its value proposition, craft the appropriate narrative, and assist in testing the MVP. If a promising venture fits our investment profile, we then tap into our deep professional and investor network to identify appropriate financial and strategic partnerships. 

For angel investors, we identify ventures that have a circumstantial advantage (the "wide moat") that could efficiently scale (with the effective use of technology). We also offer resources to help execute participation, no matter the bite size, by tapping into iYa's professional network of financial and legal entities. 

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