In the past few years, the venture capital scene in Africa has grown a lot, with more investors and startups joining the market.
A report from AVCA in April 2022 said that between 2014 and 2021, the number of transactions on the continent grew at a compound annual rate of 32%. However, the business environment on the continent is still hampered by structural barriers that make it hard for many startups to get off the ground.
Because of this, Dream VC, an investor accelerator platform focusing on the African tech ecosystem, is building a community of active venture builders and venture scouts who want to invest in the African continent.
This year, Dream VC will run two programs: the Launch into Venture Capital Program (LIVC), which lasts three months, and the Investor Accelerator Program, which lasts five months.
The LIVC is for new professionals and recent graduates, while the Investor Accelerator Program is for professionals in the middle to late stages of their careers who have money and experience.
The initiative provides a full curriculum, hands-on training, and direct access to world-class investors. This makes it the perfect place for aspiring and current investors wanting to enter the African venture space.
In Africa, Dream VC programs have a good name, and more than 50 Venture Capital Funds back the curriculum. Through its flagship, it has trained over 80 fellows well so far.
Both programs are now accepting applications, which will end on April 16.