All posts by vcnews.africa team

Wrapping up 2019

Wrapping up 2019

17 December 2019   In March we launched vc news africa with the aim of creating a platform that would amplify venture capital activity across the continent; create a conduit

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Internet connectivity costs and implication

Internet connectivity costs and implication

10 December 2019   Africa has the most expensive internet in the world. The Africa Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) measures internet data prices in 100 countries and defines internet

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Cybersecurity in Africa

Cybersecurity in Africa

03 December 2019   The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019 lists cyber-attacks among the most severe global threats, along with weather extremes, the failure of climate protection and natural disasters.

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Sweat Scale Sell – Pavlo Phitidis

Sweat Scale Sell – Pavlo Phitidis

This week we speak to Pavlo Phitidis CEO of Aurik and Business Accelerator and author of Sweat Scale Sell. How would you contextualise the African startup ecosystem? A good ecosystem needs to

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Africa’s ride-hailing market

Africa’s ride-hailing market

26 November 2019   Africa is digitising rapidly, Internet penetration is estimated at 39.5% as of June 2019, up from 13.5% in 2011. Further, smart phone penetration has increased from

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Entrepreneurship and economic development

Entrepreneurship and economic development

19 November 2019   Happy Women’s Entrepreneurship Day! Reflecting on this day made us think of the entrepreneur’s role in our communities and most importantly in the overall growth of

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The importance of tech hubs

The importance of tech hubs

12 November 2019   According to a 2019 study conducted by AfriLabs and Briter Bridges, 643 technology hubs have been identified across Africa, up from 442 in 2018. The definition

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Clean technology in Africa

Clean technology in Africa

05 November 2019   Clean technology (cleantech), often used interchangeably with the term greentech, has emerged as an umbrella term encompassing the investment asset class, technology, and business sectors which

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Africa’s gig economy

Africa’s gig economy

29 October 2019   The gig economy also referred to as the “sharing economy” or “freelance economy” is a labour market characterised by freelance, flexible, on-demand work rather than the

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5G impact in Africa

5G impact in Africa

22 October 2019   5G is the fifth generation of wireless communication standards, promising the fastest and most robust technologies the world has ever seen. Rich, complex information will be

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