Africa, which has already experienced some entrepreneurial success stories, is powering up and seeing the emergence of a new generation of entrepreneurs in innovation. However, digital Africa still focuses on a few Continue Reading
When it is properly supported, digital innovation can act as a powerful catalyst for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs). Innovation dynamics are very important in Africa and play a key role in devising Continue Reading
Over the past few years, a number of DFIs have announced the launch of venture capital investment programmes for Africa – initiatives that should help promote start-up activity across the continent, and drive the Continue Reading
Social innovation in Africa is currently closely bound up with the digital revolution. To generate economic development that benefits as many people as possible, the digital sector must conserve all of its Continue Reading
Why are there so few unicorns in Africa and what are the key factors for success to help them emerge?
VC-backed African companies have just completed their first life cycle. The prospect of Africa generating unicorns is optimistic but achievable: it offers giant underserved markets, its companies and entrepreneurs Continue Reading
With a high population growth rate and a significantly rising GDP between 2007 and 2016, Africa undoubtedly represents a strong potential for investors. And despite some gaps, the venture capital market has a bright Continue Reading
Demand for credit in Africa exceeds supply, despite the rise in mobile money. Yet start-ups, growing daily in number, are at risk of accelerating over-indebtedness, by supplying credit to clients without conducting Continue Reading