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Weekend Features

Emerging Opportunities In Growth Sectors Amid Covid-19 Crises

With the Covid-19 pandemic pushing the global economy (Nigeria inclusive) to record decline, creativity and innovation in goods and services have become very imperative and necessary, perhaps the competitive advantage factor. Opportunities for productivity and economic optimization abound in sectors like healthcare, agriculture and food, manufacturing, ICT amongst others. The success or otherwise of Nigeria at this critical period will depend to a large extent on our ability to leverage on creativity and innovation to build a competitive economy and promote import substitution moving forward. According to the recently released Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP) for 2020 titled “Bouncing Back”, the government seeks to foster...

Legal Representation during Contract Negotiation: ‘’An African SME perspective”

By Olufemi O. Obudu LL.B (Hons), B.L, LL.M, ACIArb Legal Representation during Contract Negotiation - "A requisite need or avoidable want?" Entrepreneurs and businessmen alike have a crucial and pivotal role in the unemployment and collective required economic output crisis in Africa. Securing investment and funding to facilitate growth and economic impetus thus lies heavily in the minds of businessmen. The challenges of creating the right business plan, a realistic budget to gain traction and identifying adequate potential investors can sometimes be such a daunting process, and creates an avenue to be blindsided without proper guidance, representation or advice. The role of legal representation during contract negotiations...

PROFILE: Olufemi O. Obudu

About Femi Femi is currently a senior contract negotiator with Gazprom Energy, the UK’s leading business gas supplier. With over 10 years’ experience in the industry, his primary role is to produce a strategic approach in ensuring all negotiation tenders are proactively managed for both Gas and Power retention, enabling the successful and profitable expansion of the Gazprom Energy Mid-market business. Educational Background Femi has a background in Oil and Gas law. After an undergraduate degree in law from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, he obtained his Master’s degree in Oil and Gas from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom. “GetFundedAfrica is a technology-based, business information platform operated...

The GFA Journey to Investor Readiness

Why GetFundedAfrica created an Investor Readiness Program To raise money from investors, you need to understand what investors want. We have created a self-paced, video-based, investor readiness course that can be completed in a few hours or at your convenience. Resume from where you stopped. Enroll Now GetFundedAfrica’s journey to creating an investor readiness program has guided us through an interesting journey so far. Our goal remains helping African companies raise venture capital for growth & job creation which has led us to a point where we are putting finishing touches to a self-paced, video-based program on investor readiness. Note: You can pre-enroll today to get a special offer or...

GFA Attract – Episode 2: Impactful Trade… Supply-Chain…Manufacturer Centric

GFA Attract is an interview series conducted by GetFundedAfrica, where we talk to investors and business leaders about 'every and anything'. The African business environment, in different areas can be quite fragmented. Around the world, the importance of building Ecosystems - connecting and operating A,B & C stakeholder or process has emerged as a significant platform through which enhanced output & delivery of products and services can get into the hands of end-users. The name of this weekend's profiled company - "Bahranda" is a Tiv acronym for "Intermediary" and was used to refer to the Hausa traders who passed through the kingdom, to purchase harvested Agricultural...

Profile: Ugoji Lenin Ugoji

Lenin is the Director at TMTC and has over 15 years Banking/ Financial Sector experience and served as the pioneer Head Treasury /Chief Investment Officer of the Aquila Capital Group. He was instrumental in creating the Group’s funding and investment structure including securing Private Equity investment and Foreign Development Financial Institution funding. Download GetFundedAfrica’s e-Guide to fundraising for start-ups Here He is especially skilled in funds management and deal structuring and has been instrumental in the raising of finance (over N20 billion) from Local Wholesale Sources, Investment Products, Private Equity and Global Developmental Finance Institutions over the last 10 years for the Aquila Capital franchise. He served as...

GFA Attract – Episode 1: Democratizing Wealth

GFA Attract is an interview series conducted by GetFundedAfrica, where we talk to investors and business leaders about 'every and anything'. In the first edition of the GFA Attract segment we showcase a fast emerging player in the African and African Diaspora business world. Mr. Joseph Edgar, who is a renowned investment banker, has successfully transited into the world of Entertainment Production & Publication and shares his insights with GFA and it's audience. Check out Joseph Edgar's profile here His new innovative concept & enterprise - Democratizing Wealth (The Beetle Promise) is one of the topics discussed as he provides insight into this Fintech investment platform...

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...

Making Finance Work For Agriculture in Africa [Part 2]

Recap A continuation from last weekend's article which discussed 'Agriculture In Africa'. Some of the key points described include - agriculture as a wealth sector in Africa, agricultural imports and exports, agriculture’s contribution to employment in Africa and unlocking agriculture value chains in part 1 (Read HERE) This week focuses on: GetFundedAfrica’s role in tracking Africa’s recent Agricultural Development Case Studies Understanding GFATracking and data capturing Conclusion Case Studies In the past, we profiled some institutional investors in Africa's space HERE, analysed significant investments such as Twiga & Grainpulse and featured the continent's outlook HERE For this section we look at snaphosts of others sources for agricultural sector...

Making Finance Work For Agriculture in Africa [Part 1]

IntroductionAgriculture as a wealth sectorAgricultural imports and exportsAgriculture’s contribution to employment in AfricaUnlocking agriculture value chainsTaobao Villages?The profile of a typical e-commerce shop ownerWhere to go from here Introduction On Tuesday 9th, June 2020, Co-Founder of GetFundedAfrica (GFA Capital) - Debo Omololu, participated as a Guest Panelist at the Agric Investment Summit alongside Onyeka Akuma (CEO FarmCrowdy). These types of corporate events now hold particular significance when we consider recent developments in the global economic landscape, with the almost default shift in focus to "other" sectors such as Agriculture, because of the plunge experienced by the Oil Industry. The Agric Investment Summit , focused on areas such as...

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