a forum for investors to find high potential start ups.
Cairo Angels in brief
Each of our members makes his or her individual investment decision — but we collaborate in due diligence. Collectively we make equity investments in the range of LE 250,000 to LE 1 million per company, and can syndicate larger investments to our partner organisations. We are as comfortable leading as we are being co-investors, but we never take majority stakes. We fund and welcome the opportunity to work with dynamic and astute entrepreneurs, and especially ones who are open to taking advice.
Since our inception in early 2012 CairoAngels has invested EGP 1.1 million in 4 companies and made binding offers of EGP 1 million in a further 2 companies. Cairo Angels goal is to increase these numbers ten times by end 2014.
Although most of our investments to date have been in the tech space, CairoAngels aim to invest across all sectors with a particular appetite for export oriented products and services. Cairo Angels are especially interested in businesses from the agricultural, logistics and energy sectors, and hope to see more women entrepreneurs applying. Cairo Angels are open to regional start-ups applying for funding as well.
As the network gains reach we are finding partner organisations across the Arab world and diaspora who are interested to invest in the start-up asset class. We wish to cooperate with these groups, either by syndication or co-investment. If you represent an angel group or early stage VC please reach out to us. CairoAngels’ members pride themselves on the quality of the due diligence we perform and if this is the ‘on the ground’ support you need we are keen to work with you.