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.
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.
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.
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.