Spotlight: Entrepreneurship & Investing

Ideas relevant to innovators in startups or established companies & the capital providers that enable them.

Afrkca Venture Capital Investing Funding 2017

African Startups are Increasingly Attractive to Investors

While access to capital is still a widespread issue in Africa, these ventures successfully raised significant amounts (US $500,000+) so far in 2017.

/ August 2017
Harare Skyline

The Numbers Game: Growing A Startup From A Sub-Optimal Market

What can startups in African countries with smaller populations and lower consumption/spending levels do to grow and scale?

/ August 2017

Funding Africa: Private Equity Needs A New Approach

Private equity and venture capital funds remain Africa’s best hope for economic growth, but investors need to adapt their approach to local markets.

/ July 2017

International Investors See Opportunity in Kenya, Ivory Coast, and Ethiopia

International investors have a critical role to play in the future of Africa. A recently published survey reveals insights into how they perceive opportunity & risk across countries, sectors, and trends.

/ July 2017

Africa’s Digital Revolution: It’s Not Easy

A researcher from the Oxford Internet Institute shares observations on Africa's digital (r)evolution from a comparative study of ventures and entrepreneurs in Nairobi, Lagos, and Kigali.

/ July 2017
Lagos, Nigeria - Rich, Poor Divide

Should African Entrepreneurs Target the Few Affluent or the Many Low-Income Consumers?

Afridigest's Editorial Board briefly explores a Harvard Business Review article that suggests the road to success in Africa involves targeting affluent consumers.

/ July 2017