Image: 123rf.com Venture Capital deals pumped more money into Africa in 2021 than the preceding seven years combined, breaking all sorts of records. 650 Venture Capital (VC) deals raising $5.2 billion in total, recorded during 2021, marking a 104% increase from the 319 reported in 2020. This reflects a welcome maturation in Africa’s entrepreneurial space. […]
Historically, venture capital investing has been an exclusive doorway into private markets reserved for those with the funds to make a splash.
African startups attracted a record $3.5 billion in venture capital investment in the first half of this year, bucking a global decline in dealmaking linked to worldwide economic turmoil,
I recently told applicants to Y Combinator that the best advice I could give for getting in, per word, was Explain what you’ve learned from users. That tests a lot of things: whether you’re paying attention to users, how well you understand them, and even how much they need what you’re making. Afterward I asked […]