Tag : africa

The VC gender gap

17 March 2020   The number of women founders and co-founders in Africa is on the rise, according to research by Venture Capital for Africa. In 2019 women entrepreneurs made

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Digital Transformation

03 March 2020   Evolution ensures that a species survives the changing conditions in the world. Similarly, digital evolution ensures that a business can navigate all technological changes happening across

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Civic Tech in Africa

25 February 2020   Civic technology or civic tech is deployed to enhance the relationship between people and government, by giving people more of a voice to participate in public decision

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The gig economy and unemployment

18 February 2020   The gig economy is a free market system where organisations and independent workers engage in short-term work arrangements. The word “gig” refers to the transient nature of the

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Solving Africa’s Problems

11 February 2020 British entrepreneur Paul Marsden famously said; “business is all about solving people’s problems – at a profit.” As the second fastest developing region in the world, Africa

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Searching For VC Growth

04 February 2020   Last week we reviewed WeeTracker’s report on venture capital investments made in Africa in 2019. Earlier this week Partech released their annual Africa Tech Venture Capital Report and

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Starting Up in 2020

28 January 2020   Welcome to vc news africa 2020 – we are back from the holidays. We are excited to get this year started after another record-breaking year in the

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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

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

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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