HARAMBEANS PROSPERITY INITIATIVE
Experts & Capital for Startups to Thrive in the Global Pandemic
As COVID-19 metastasizes into an economic and financial crisis, entrepreneurs throughout Africa’s nascent start-up landscape are increasingly facing an unprecedented threat, one that stands to eliminate 80% of non-VC backed ventures on the continent. To enable entrepreneurs to adapt and thrive, the Harambeans Prosperity Initiative is equipping African innovators in the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance with expertise and capital.
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER SESSIONS
Knowledge Transfer Sessions are virtual workshops led by accomplished Harambeans and investors in the Alliance advising entrepreneurs on how to build high performing teams, persuade investors and serve customers in this global pandemic.The sessions are held online and opened to Harambeans and aspiring entrepreneurs across Africa.
The Harambeans Prosperity Fund is a rules-based co-investment vehicle that leverages Harambe’s investment network to increase capital flows to Harambean-led ventures. In response to COVID-19 the Harambeans Prosperity Fund is allocating $1,000,000 to provide low interest loans and equity investments to ventures with sound business models, proven traction and demonstrated adaptability.
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- $50,000 – Ventures seeking $50,000 must have raised at least $250,000 (debt/equity) within a 12 month period.
- $100,000 – Ventures seeking $100,000 must be leading a round of at least $1 million (debt/equity) within a 12 month period.
Current investors in Harambean-founded ventures:
Accel, 4DX Ventures, Founder Collective, Omidyar Network, CRE Venture Capital, GV, Salesforce Ventures, Spark Capital, TLcom Capital Partners, Social Impact Capital, Partech, Greyhound Capital, Total, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Novastar Ventures, Yamaha Motor Co., Alitheia Capital, Consonance Investment Managers, Ingressive, FundersClub, M12, LoftyInc Capital Management, Enza Capital, Future Africa, E Squared MassChallenge, Y Combinator, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria, Techstars, 500 Startups, MIT Legatum Center