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Toro Orero, Silicon Valley's DraperDarkFlow on its African Start-Up investments & what it looks for

Toro Orero, Managing Partner, DraperDarkFlow talks about: three African start-ups DDD has invested in; how African start-ups can succeed; challenges with the dealflow; and issues of scale. ... read more
June 20, 2018

Ido Sum, TLcom on its first three African start-up investments and why it made them

Ido Sum, Partner, TLcom talks about: its first three investments (Terragon, mSurvey and Andela); and a fourth investment in East Africa that it will announce shortly. ... read more
June 6, 2018

EchoVC's Eghosa Omoigui on the risks posed by certain investors to African start-ups

Eghosa Omiogui, Managing Partner, EchoVC talks about: three investments it has made; three things it looks for in start-ups it invests in; international investors not understanding African start-ups; and start-ups needing to avoid sources of money that may be suspect. ... read more
June 6, 2018

Will Tindall on Emerging Crowd, an online platform for emerging market companies to raise equity

Will Tindall, co-founder Emerging Crowd talks about: what the Emerging Crowd platform aims to do and and who it's aimed at; how it does "due diligence" on the companies that go on the platform; the two African companies - Bozza and Neo - that are first on the platform; its creteria for choosing companies to go on the platform; and its future plans. ... read more
June 22, 2015

Pim de Wit on investing in African online companies without a financial track record

Pim de Wit, Partner, African Media Venture Fund talks about: what the Fund has invested in and why; the size of its investments; lessons from the first round of investments; and what he looks for in companies he invests in. ... read more
October 18, 2014

Andrea Bohnstedt, Africa Assets on the challenges of SME investing and the African tech sector

Andrea Bohnstedt, Co-Founder, Africa Assets talks about: the challenges facing those wanting to invest in African SMEs; the performance of SMEs; what type of SMEs investors look for; why the tech sector under-performs in terms of SME investment; and the issues the African tech sector faces. ... read more
June 30, 2014

Jerome Booth, Ashmore: 50% of your money should be in emerging markets

Jerome Booth, Research Manager, Ashmore argues that half of your investments should be in emerging markets because over 50% of economic activity globally is in emerging markets and they have high growth rates. He also talks about changing the global reserve currency system ... read more
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