Tag : vc

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

Continue reading

Unlocking startup funding

20 August 2019   Venture capital activity in Africa is growing exponentially. According to WeeTracker’s Venture Investment Report, $725.6 million was raised in 2018 across 458 deals. The number of deals

Continue reading

HealthTech in Africa

13 August 2019   Africa suffers more than 24% of the global disease burden, has access to only 3% of the health workers from around the world and the lowest

Continue reading

VC fund formation

30 July 2019   According to Crunchbase data there are 98 Venture Capital (VC) organisations with headquarters located in Africa. In comparison, Geek Wire reported in 2016 that the number

Continue reading

Venture Capital for African growth

09 July 2019   By definition venture capital is financing that investors provide to startup companies and small businesses that are believed to have long-term growth potential. The businesses are usually promising,

Continue reading

Internet access in Africa

25 June 2019   Internet penetration in Africa is 35.9% as of 31 March 2019, versus an average of 60.2% for the rest of the world, according to Internet World Stats.

Continue reading

Raising startup capital

11 June 2019   It is no secret that African entrepreneurs have limited funding resources compared to their global counterparts. According to the Partech Africa’s report, in 2018 African startups

Continue reading

Africa needs more software developers

04 June 2019   Africa has the youngest and fastest growing population in the world. According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), Africa’s youth population will exceed 830 million by

Continue reading

The role of technology in Africa

21 May 2019 Technology companies have historically secured the bulk of venture capital funding in Africa, following global trends. According to Partech Africa’s report, African tech startups raised $1.2 billion

Continue reading