and Brian Hirman
from the Netherlands have recently launched eVentures Africa Fund
): an investment fund for digital media and e-business companies in Africa. eVA Fund will first focus on investments in the sub-Saharan African countries.
is founder and owner of the Dutch venture capital firm eVentures Europe
recently resigned as CEO of Isobar Netherlands
- Isobar is the world’s largest full service digital agency network - and is now founder and owner of Forventures
, a Dutch incubator of digital business ideas.
The first investment of eVA Fund is in the full service digital agency Explainer DC
. eVA Fund is currently investigating possible other investment opportunities in Ghana
Vincent Kouwenhoven: "It's now time to invest in digital Africa. The penetration of (mobile) Internet is increasing rapidly. Furthermore a lot of enthusiastic and highly skilled young IT entrepreneurs are eager to start new digital businesses, but lack the right support and financial possibilities for growth."
Brian Hirman: "I am convinced that there are major opportunities in Africa with regards to digital media and e-business. I have almost 20 years of experience in the international digital media and marketing business and I am excited to share this experience with talented African digital entrepreneurs."