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How investors can create wealth for themselves and for Africa

How to detect investment opportunities that can create prosperity for Africa Africa is becoming fertile ground for investors seeking above average returns over a long-term horizon. The continent’s growing population(50% of global population growth between now and 2050 is expected to occur in Africa; United Nations, 2019), improved political environment,and greater regional integration are creating …

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African venture trends to watch in 2020

More fintech, Chinese investment, gig-economy platforms, and creative industry companies are among the trends to watch in 2020 African venture capital had another blockbuster year in 2019, investing $1.27 billion in identified deals. There was plenty of action throughout the year from the emergence of new unicornsto mobility apps battling for market share and funding. While 2020 will bring new …

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3 Industries that Can Create Wealth in Nigeria

Nigeria can leverage its creative industries, trust-enabling platforms, and the IT sector to generate new wealth. Nigeria is home to both Africa’s largest economy and its largest population of people living below the poverty line. While the country’s multibillion dollar petroleum industry has driven GDP up in the last decade, the millions of Nigerian’s living …

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Three ways investors can grow Africa’s creative industries

Don’t forget the creative industries in the race to unlock the growth and jobs Africa needs. When African politicians hit the campaign trail, job creation is often on their lips. In 2020, a number of important elections, notably in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, will prompt big promises of jobs. This reflects the urgent need for job …

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Due Diligence: ‘As an investment destination, sub-Saharan Africa is a marathon, not a sprint’

Mobolaji Adeoye, (28th November 2019). Personal Interview with www.howwemadeitinafrica.com 1. Explain your firm’s investment philosophy. We invest in tech-enabled companies that foster collaboration and trust in industries across sub-Saharan Africa. Most industry value chains are informal, unstructured and fragmented on the continent. We look to back companies that act like marketplaces and empower industry players — …

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Solving Africa’s working capital problem

Africa’s continued growth depends on innovations in access to finance As the global economy undergoes rapid technological change, leaders worldwide are deeply worried about the future of jobs. The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and robotics will spur automation across industries and could undermine job creation at a mass scale. But African countries …

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