Spotlight: Charts

Insightful charts that provide meaningful context.

U.S. Entrepreneurs Target Africa’s Solar Opportunity

A slew of VC-funded, American solar energy startups seek to profit by electrifying African communities, per Bill McKibben in the latest issue of the New Yorker.

/ June 2017

Cairo, Johannesburg, & Lagos are Africa’s Three Biggest ‘Markets’

According to Fraym's Urban Markets Index which estimates economic activity, consumer size, & connectivity to determine ultimate "market size."

/ June 2017

No African Companies Among World’s Most Valuable Brands

African companies are scarce amongst the world’s 100 most valuable brands, and US tech companies dominate the top 5. Read why data & brand value matter.

/ June 2017

Six Basic Types of African Countries

A strategist's classification of the 54 African countries into six clusters, because "Africa’s markets are too diverse for one business model to be successful everywhere."

/ June 2017