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The African Start-Up Matching Fund

Double or triple your investment

Your High-Impact
Co-investment
Solution

Catalytic Africa is a matching fund by the African Business Angels Network (ABAN) and AfriLabs that aims to strengthen African startups, innovation hubs, and angel investors while delivering impact results to institutional funders. 

We co-invest with angel investors in innovative startups with matching funds in the form of a grant.

 

Matching
Ratio

The maximum financing from the matching fund is €60,000 per transaction.

2:1

If the business angel invests an amount less or equal to €10,000, then the matching fund will double the amount of funding the startup receives from the angel investors.

3:1

If the business angel invests more than €10,000, then the matching fund will triple the amount of funding the startup receives from the angel investors.

Program
Objectives

Increase the investment made by angel investors in African start-ups.

Strengthen African angel networks and innovation hubs.

Fund African startups with innovative digital solutions & measurable impact.

Present reliable ecosystem data, insights, and impact reporting for all stakeholders.

How Does
Catalytic
Africa Work?

1. Registration

Fill in the registration form. All stakeholders have to register, whether you are a start-up, an innovation hub, an angel network, or an angel investor.

2. Submit matching application

The investors, members of an ABAN local angel network, after investing in a startup supported by an AfriLabs hub, apply for matching funds.

3. Application review

The application will be examined to ensure it meets the eligibility criteria and compliance requirements.

4. Matching application approved or rejected

If your application is approved, the funds will be disbursed.

5. Progress report

The hub that supports the startup will report monthly to Catalytic Africa on the progress of the startup.

Funds are
Distributed as
Follows:

82.5%

of the matching funds is paid to the startup.

10%

of the matching funds is paid to the hub to provide follow-on support to the startup and report on its progress.

5%

is allocated to Catalytic Africa administration.

2.5%

is paid to the local Angel Network that the angel investors are members of.

Who is Eligible?

Startups

Registered in a hub member of the AfriLabs network

Other Requirements
  1. Be at least at the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage.
  2. Have secured investment from eligible angel investors

Innovation Hubs

Registered in AfriLabs hubs network.

Local Angel Networks

Registered in ABAN Angel Network.

Angel Investors

Registered in a Local Angel Network of ABAN network.

Where We Are In Africa?

More than

in more than 34 countries around Africa

ABAN registered networks & AfriLabs registered hubs across the continent.

Catalytic Africa is an initiative by
ABAN and AfriLabs and supported by AFD & Digital Africa

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