ViKtoria Ventures’ Opinion On The Kenya Startup Bill, 2020

  • October 15, 2020
  • Admin
  • Opinion

The Startup Bill, 2020 is an Act of Parliament: to provide a framework to encourage growth and sustainable technological development and new entrepreneurship employment; to create a more favourable environment for innovation; to attract Kenyan talents and capital; and for connected purposes. This is a step in the right direction and comes at a time […]

Bridging The Gap Between Local And Expat Founder Funding

  • April 10, 2020
  • Admin
  • Angel Investors

Over the years, the inflow of startup funding capital in Africa has been rapidly growing, as investors have started paying more attention to investment opportunities in Africa. African economies have shown great potential for growth, and this has made African startups a key portfolio ingredient for investors looking for investment opportunities. In addition to the […]

Co-investment Funds To The Rescue; Addressing The Valley Of Death

  • March 5, 2020
  • Admin
  • Startup

Whether you believe in it or not the Valley of Death (VoD) is real! If you are still wondering about its whereabouts, talk to any seasoned entrepreneur. The VoD refers to that phase of a company where it is too early to attract any / huge appetite from early stage investors and it’s also not […]

Recap 2018 Masterclass Series

  • January 23, 2019
  • Admin
  • Angel Investors

As you may know, we have four masterclass sessions every year (one every quarter) and each covers different aspects of the investment life cycle, i.e. due diligence, deal structuring, valuation etc. Below is a snapshot from each of the sessions of 2018. Early Stage Investing Strategy – March 2018 It was our first session of […]

Jason Musyoka – Viktoria Business Angels Network

  • May 18, 2018
  • Admin
  • Angel Investors

Jason Musyoka has joined the ViKtoria Ventures team to run the Viktoria Business Angel Network. In his role, he will interact with the business angel investors who are members in the network as well as those who are looking to sign up. He is also responsible for screening and analyzing startups that are looking for […]

Startup Scene In Lagos

  • April 19, 2018
  • Admin
  • Startup

Hot, humid and lots of hooting sums up my first impression of Lagos. However, by the time I left four days later, I had another H to describe my experience. Hustle! Traditionally the word refers to a state of great activity which at face value also defines Lagos perfectly. The urban dictionary defines hustle as […]

VBAN Early Stage Investing Strategy

  • March 14, 2018
  • Admin
  • Angel Network

Viktoria Business Angels Network (VBAN) launched the 2018 Master Class series at the Nairobi Innovation Week which was held in Nairobi last week. The Master Class on Early Stage Investing Strategy taught by Stephen Gugu was held on 6th March and attended by 35 interested angel investors. The participants were able to explore on a personal […]

Why Attend Angel Investing Master Classes?

  • February 6, 2018
  • Admin
  • Angel Investors

Angel Investing may conjure images of people in business suits with wings and halos to match. However, it is far less supernatural and quite within your reach. The term “angel” originated from the Broadway Theater when wealthy individuals gave money to propel theatrical productions. It was solidified as a term when used by a professor […]

2 Deals And Counting: Lessons From Group Angel Investing

  • January 2, 2018
  • Admin
  • Angel Investors

After 4 years consulting for early stage startups, Viktoria Solutions rebranded to Viktoria Ventures. This was a strategic move; taking into account our experiences, lessons learned and challenges facing early stage tech entrepreneurs in Kenya and across Africa. 2010 – 2014 We started out working with incubators and accelerators acting as their ‘entrepreneurship activation team’. […]

The World Is Coming, Africa Beware: Part 2

  • June 16, 2016
  • Admin
  • Startup

On to the conference! DEMO Africa showcases 40 African tech based innovative businesses annually. It was inspiring to see how much the Nigerian government has taken tech as a catalyst for growth of its economy seriously. For instance the DEMO conference has now been held in Nigeria for two years; it started off in Kenya but […]