Mest Africa

Investor type

Angel

Founded

2008

AUM

-

Location

Ghana

$1-5 m

Investment Ticket

3-5 years

Investment Horizon

Seed

Investment Stage

Sale to strategic investor, IPO

Exit Strategy

Profile

MEST is a non-profit program established by Meltwater with the goal of equipping high potential young Africans with the skills required to launch globally successful software companies, enabling them to create jobs and wealth locally to stimulate economic growth across the African economy. Every year, aspiring entrepreneurs with a strong interest in technology & entrepreneurship from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya apply and compete for 60 open spots at the program. MEST entrepreneurs have developed solutions addressing local & global markets, received outside follow-on funding from global investors, and have gained admittance to top accelerator programs such as Y-Combinator, 500 Startups and TechStars.

Industry

Agriculture Business Services (B2B) Construction Software

Region of investment

Africa

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