The Startup Sensations Podcast ft Marsha Wulff Join us for an exciting new episode of The Startup Sensations Podcasts, where founding partner Marsha Wulff , took them on a journey through her experiences, from the unexpected challenges she faced during her debut in Africa to the inspiring stories of resilience and entrepreneurship she witnessed among […]

2023 In Review “One of the biggest mistakes investors make is to look at the last few years and assume that’s the new norm.” — Francois Rochon Going by all available reports, 2023 was a slow year in terms of funds raised by African startups and the number of African deals done. However, for a […]

Beyond The Bushes: How Diversity Builds Value When I was a small girl looking at a vast ocean, I asked my father how he had spotted a tiny boat. “Just let your eye scan the horizon above the water, slowly moving from one side to the other,” he replied. “That way your peripheral vision will […]

Retaining Young Tech Talent in Africa's Competitive Tech Landscape Introduction: In an increasingly competitive global landscape, retaining young tech talent is crucial for Africa’s tech ecosystem to thrive. This post explores the challenges faced by the continent and outlines potential solutions for retaining talent and attracting foreign talent. By fostering an environment that promotes political […]

The most active investors in Africa Nearly 1,500 investors have been involved in at least one deal in Africa in the past couple of years… and that’s excluding angels! All of them are contributing to the growth of the ecosystem, but some are just taking things to a whole different level. This week we’re having […]

LAF3 FINAL CLOSE LoftyInc Capital Management, an early-stage African-focused venture capital firm, announces the final close of its over-subscribed LoftyInc Afropreneurs Fund 3 (LAF3). It was raised in 8 months with participation from African HNWIs, US family offices, global tech giants, financial institutions, and angel investors. LAF3 closed in Q1 of this year. Coming off […]

How angel investing helps close early-stage financing gap for high growth ventures in Africa Investment by angel investors into African startups has recently grown rapidly alongside the development of startup ecosystems, which have greatly increased the number of investable opportunities. Early signs of success, such the emergence of several very successful African fintech startups, have […]