Entrepreneurs & investors thrive by serving the needs of Africa's informal sector and the opportunity remains large.
While access to capital is still a widespread issue in Africa, these ventures successfully raised significant amounts (US $500,000+) so far in 2017.
What can startups in African countries with smaller populations and lower consumption/spending levels do to grow and scale?
Private equity and venture capital funds remain Africa’s best hope for economic growth, but investors need to adapt their approach to local markets.
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.
Africa's fragmented markets are problematic for consumers and producers but present opportunities for savvy innovators to create & capture value using platform business models.