Updates on African startups + investments
Context and Thoughts The standout in this issue of Africa Notes is clearly Kobo360 [NG] with their $20m Series A funding round led by Goldman Sachs + $…
Context and Thoughts Welcome back dear readers: It’s been a little while since my last issue of Africa Notes! Since then, Africa has seen new world-cla…
Context and Thoughts In July I had an epic expedition heading out from San Francisco through South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya, meeting with entrepreneu…
Context and Thoughts On the back of the Civic [US] recent (very) successful $33mm well-planned ICO (Initial Coin Offering), i have to wonder: is the IC…
Context and Thoughts As you can see from this issue’s “Industry and Ecosystem News” section, it’s been a busy last 4 weeks with African startup-related…
Context and Thoughts Africa Notes just keeps on growing: as I send out issue #12, I wanted to share a few statistics with you on Africa Notes performan…
Context and Thoughts It’s been a busy few weeks for startup funding and acquisitions in Africa: The breakout acquisition that everyone has been talking…
Context and Thoughts Africa Tech Summit London 2017 finished up on April 20th: see the event writeup by African Business Review for details. I hadn’t p…
Context and Thoughts A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to talk with the Geeks on a Plane and 500 Startups contingents on the South African leg of …
Context and Thoughts I believe that that 2017 and 2018 will be when Nigeria becomes the #1 African country for tech startup growth & investment (more o…
Context and Thoughts African startups continue joining Y Combinator (with Ghana & Nigeria leading the pack) I’ve been tracking the number of African st…