Eloho Omame & Odunayo Eweniyi are on a Mission to Help Women Invest in Tech with FirstCheck Africa

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In recent times, ensuring that women have equal hands and opportunities to pursue their dreams, despite societal standards, has enabled several women to find their feet in the world of entrepreneurship and has given more women in Africa the chance to pull other women up. We are totally here for it!

After bonding over their frustration with  under-representation of women in African tech, Eloho Omame (Managing Director, Endeavor Nigeria) and Odunayo Eweniyi (Co-founder & COO, PiggyVest) have joined forces to launch a new initiative for the purpose of investing in women in the African Tech industry with a female-focused angle fund called FirstCheck Africa.

FirstCheck Africa is a female-led, female-focused angel fund and an investor community set up to help women learn how to invest by fixing capital access for female tech entrepreneurs in Africa. The community aims to create opportunities for female founders and to help women invest in tech, with the vision of an “African future where women have an equal hand in leading and shaping through tech & entrepreneurship.”

FirstCheck is on a mission to find smart, brave and audacious women in Africa who are set to launch their own startups and mission-aligned partners who see the neglected potential of Africa’s women.

Plans have been made to host FirstCheck Africa information sessions, AMAs and educational events about tech & early-stage investing, over the course of the year, starting from February. The event is open to anyone who “has a startup idea, even if super early, would like to build a startup in future, no matter how distant and anyone who wants to learn about FirstCheck angel fund or investor community and wants to hear about ways to partner.

Today, we launch FirstCheck Africa (@FirstCheckHQ), to invest "ridiculously early" and open doors for female founders, and to help women invest in tech. 🎉🎉

Our vision is an African future that women have an equal hand in leading & shaping through tech & entrepreneurship.

— Eloho 🌱 (@ElohoGM) January 25, 2021

FirstCheck Africa is a female-led, female-focused angel fund and an investor community to help women learn how to invest.

In our launch post, we talk about the gender funding gap: what we know, what we believe, what we’re doing to fix it.

Read it here: https://t.co/iKHR8CeeBv

— Eloho 🌱 (@ElohoGM) January 25, 2021

Sign up for our email list at https://t.co/KxB3ltDDde to get notified about our events.

Over the course of the year, we're planning FirstCheck Africa information sessions, AMAs and educational events about tech & early-stage investing.

Excited to get to work!
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— Eloho 🌱 (@ElohoGM) January 25, 2021

Click here to find out more about FirstCheck.

Photo Credit: @odun_eweniyi and @elohogm

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