The hierarchy of venture opportunities in emerging markets

Extending Abraham Maslow's theory of human motivation to ecosystems & markets provides unique insights for entrepreneurs & investors across Africa & elsewhere.

/ December 2022

The rise of earned wage access across developed & emerging markets

EWA, a new frontier of fintech at the intersection of payroll and the on-demand economy, is spreading across the West and emerging markets in Asia & Africa. Here's a primer.

/ November 2022

Kippa’s Duke Ekezie-Joseph on digitizing Africa’s MSME sector

The President & Co-Founder of Nigerian fintech platform Kippa shares thoughts on Africa's MSME sector, the company's business model, key opportunities & risks ahead, and the impact of the market downturn on African startups.

/ October 2022

Five obstacles to MSME financial inclusion in Nigeria

Nigeria's 40 million MSMEs are the engine of employment in the country and a key contributor to GDP. Ensuring inclusive access to finance for them is critical.

/ October 2022

Offline agent networks are driving Africa’s digital development

Agent networks across Africa are increasingly being used beyond mobile money as a last-mile channel for various traditionally digital businesses.

/ September 2022

Africa’s lucrative spare parts opportunity

Rising vehicle ownership, poor road quality, and a variety of other catalysts have created a significant opportunity to digitize Africa's vehicle servicing & support sector.

/ September 2022
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