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African Venture Capital Association (AVCA)

est. 1998


AVCA is a not-profit organization, which promotes, develops and stimulates private equity and venture capital in Africa. Its mission is to promote high ethical standards of business conduct and professional competence in the private equity and venture capital industries.


The main objectives of AVCA are to:

  • Stimulate the promotion, research and analysis of venture capital in Africa and in other countries or territories
  • Facilitate contact with policy-makers, research institutions, universities, trade associations and other relevant institutions
  • Encourage the creation, development and use of equity markets appropriate to the needs of venture capital investors and investees
  • Collect, circulate information with regard to its sector of activities, promote training and best practices among the members