Tag : venture capital

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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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.

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