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LIVE: “Building in tough times

This Friday, July 10th, for the 5th episode of "Building in tough times" we are interviewing, Omowale David-Ashiru, Vice President - Global Operations at Andela, the global tech talent provider which recently pivoted to a fully remote model.Andela has had to make some tough decisions in the midst of the pandemic.Omowale's team is responsible for creating an environment that fosters effective work for its fully remote workforce across seven countries with unit economics that is viable for sustained growth and scaling of the company.Omowale will answer questions including:How Andela is navigating the crisis and lessons for business leaders.How do tech business leaders respond during this...

Guest Speaker Profile: Joseph Edgar (Duke Of Shomolu)

Edgar also known as The Duke of Shomolu is a consummate Investment Banker cum Theatre Producer and all round trouble maker according to his Instagram. Edgar is the founder of Beetle which tries to generate wealth to assist widows and other disadvantaged people to create their own businesses He is the co Founder of Hamilton and George Limited a bespoke Financial Advisory Firm and the Founder of Duke of Shomolu Productions a Theatre Production Company that has raised over N300m and delivered iconic stage productions including the BBC rated Aremu, a play depicting the Life of Former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Edgar is an influential Sales person who...

SA startup SmartWage raises R6m to expand payday solution

Johannesburg based startup SmartWage has raised a R6-million investment to help it to grow its solution that allows companies to give employees instant access to their earned salaries and wages. It follows the announcement on Monday (22 June) that former Springbok Bryan Habana’s fintech Paymenow had landed a R4-million investment from ViaMedia for its app that allows employees early access to already earned wages. SmartWage’s fundraise was led by Chris Lister-James from Johannesburg-based seed investor FiTech Ventures which has previously invested in other SA fintech startups like Franc, uKheshe and Payflex. SmartWage was founded in November 2019 by Nick, Alex Platt and Simon Ellis The investment, agreed earlier this week, comes in the form of a Simple...

[Opinion] 10 Tips For Entrepreneurs To Get A VC Funding Round Closed

Closing a round of venture funding is extremely hard work. Many entrepreneurs fall at the first hurdles, either making mistakes approaching investors or during their first pitch meeting. For those entrepreneurs who are invited back for a second meeting and start to engage more deeply with a VC, new challenges start to present themselves. Every round is unique. Myriad internal and external factors impact the outcome. Some things are within your control, many are not.   To give yourself the best chance of a positive outcome, here are some tips that apply to every round. Raise as early as you can. Going out to raise when you are nearly out of cash...

African AgTech: Five Takeaways

Africa is home to roughly 17% of the world’s population and is the second most populace continent on earth; the UN estimates that Africa’s share of the world population may grow to as much as 25% by 2050. According to an article on the BBC by Richard Washington, a professor of climate science at the School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford University, Africa is also the continent most vulnerable to the dangers of climate change. But danger also brings opportunity, and my impression is that there is a great deal of opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors in Africa. While some of my take-aways are Africa-specific, I found...

Profile: Martin N. Chukwuezi

About Martin Martin is currently the Managing Director of Opal Oil and Gas Ltd, a sub-surface engineering company that provides services to the oil and gas company in Nigeria. Prior to working at Opal Martin worked as a Reservoir Engineer with more than 20 years experience in oil and gas industry as well as in the training and development of human resources. Martin has a background in the fundamental principles of petroleum engineering with specialization in classical reservoir engineering, reservoir simulation, production optimization and petroleum economics. Martin's Educational Background Martin obtained his Master's and Bachelor's of Engineering degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Univeristy of...

COVID19: THE MIND OF THE CEO, WHAT EMPLOYEES NEED TO KNOW…

Due to the global pandemic COVID-19, the world as we know it is evolving rapidly and so are People as consumers of products and services. As consumers, we get forced into aligning our behavioural pattern to adjust to the demands of and survive the COVID-19 Pandemic, ultimately resulting in a “new normal” … a new way of being. In this new world, we prioritize, and our emphasis shifts from purchase of non-essential goods and services, to focusing on methods of obtaining essentials, which have become more efficient with limited or no physical interaction, where possible. Organizations must assess these changes in consumer behaviour critically to understand...

Daily Digest Thursday, 7 May 2020

Funding in Southern Africa Money transfer group Mukuru acquires fintech Zoona’s assets in Malawi Mukuru, one of the largest international money operators and remittance companies in Africa, has confirmed that it has acquired Zoona’s operational assets in Malawi along with the technology systems that support its Malawian operations. Read more...

What influences angel and VC investments during a pandemic?

From thinking up an idea to making it a business, the entrepreneurial journey is one which is both interesting and challenging. Interesting because there are no set-in-stone guidelines that ensure success, hence, the freedom to explore and take risks while also avoiding mistakes. And therein also lie the challenges, especially with external factors at play. For entrepreneurs looking for support outside bootstrapping — family, friends, and fools funding which may be insufficient until profit is being made — the question on their minds would either be, “Do I have what it takes to get an investor interested in me for funding?” or, “Does my idea set...

Where to invest in Africa in the face of COVID-19: Botho Emerging Markets Group

Back in January, Africa’s economic outlook for the year was bright. African Development Bank projections predicted 3.9% growth in 2020 and 4.1% in 2021. But then, coronavirus upended the global economy. Less than two months later, with only 61 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) revised the continent’s growth projections downwards to 2%. Related posts: Investor Partech Raises $100M For Its Third Global Seed Fund To Invest In A Post-Covid Future Last week, The World Bank said that Africa is headed towards its first recession in 25 years. These gloomy figures can largely be attributed to disrupted value chains,...