Spotlight: Entrepreneurship & Investing

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

Five Trends to Expect in African Private Equity in 2018

Despite the exit of private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) from Africa last year, the sector is positioned to grow. Here are some themes to look for throughout the year.

/ January 2018
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
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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