How do you get the attention of global investors? For this month’s MEST Talk, 500 Startup’s Andrea Barrica explains what the world-renowned seed fund and accelerator program considers when making investment decisions.
Come get answers to questions such as:
What do international investors look for when investing in African startups?
What are common mistakes founders make that hinder global competitiveness?
What does it take to scale a business globally?
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This month’s speaker
Andrea Barrica is a Venture Partner and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at 500 Startups. A revenue-obsessed entrepreneur who loves to pitch and help others achieve their revenue and fundraising goals, Andrea focuses on helping founders pay attention to what has heart and meaning to their customers, team, and investors.
Previously, she co-founded inDinero Full Service and advised 300+ startups on their finances, then she co-founded SlideChef, a cloud presentation wizard. She then led SF PitchMasters and taught pitching at Stanford’s VLAB. Andrea’s dream is to democratize the power to inspire others and enable more social good organizations to grow.
About 500 Startups
500 Startups is an early-stage seed fund and accelerator program headquartered in Silicon Valley. 500 Startups has invested in hundreds of startups from literally all over the world, including MEST portfolio companies Kudobuzz and Dropifi.
Notable 500 Startups exits include Sunrise (acquired by Microsoft), Behance (acquired by Adobe), and Lexity (acquired by Yahoo).
Date: Monday, September 28th
Time: 11:00 AM – 12 noon
Location: MEST Incubator campus, East Legon, Accra, Ghana