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GFA Attract Series (Entrepreneur’s Edition) Interview With The Demuren twins

In thIs episode of GFA Attract, we interview Lola and Layo, London based twin sisters who run London a fashion startup Let'sDressYouUp'. https://youtu.be/WDDkcia6Vxk Listen to them talk about: role of technology on being able to scale globallyfinding funding for fashion startupsimportance of networkingthe biggest challenges being black and female in the business worldSo much more! Check out Lola and Layo's professional bio here GetFundedAfrica’s mission is to uplift people and economies in Africa through entrepreneurship; helping companies find funding, grow, create jobs and solve society’s greatest challenges Follow Us ...

GFA Attract VC Edition: Interview With Kennedy Mubita SC Ventures

In this episode of GFA-Attract, we discuss with Kennedy Mubita, Nairobi based Venture Capital Lead for Africa & Middle east at SC Ventures, the venture capital arm of Standard Chartered Bank. SC Ventures is a $100 million fund focused on FinTech investments. https://youtu.be/DJoNzyjZfeY In this episode,  you will learn about: How Kennedy transited from a degree in Mining to leading SC Ventures in Africa and the Middle EastHis journey from Zambia to the entire African continentOpportunities seen by Kennedy in blockchainKennedy's thoughts on how Standard Chartered is rethinking innovationThe challenges faced by banks and why they usually have to turn down good ideasImportance of anti-money laundering regulations to...

GFA Attract Episode 6: Interview with Yassine Oussaifi, Venture Capital Partner at AfricInvest Group

https://youtu.be/aVP5khw6ZXQ In this episode of GFA-Attract, GetFundedAfrica's Co-Founder, Debo Omololu discusses with Yassine Oussaifi, a Tunis-based Venture Capital Partner at AfricInvest Group. AfricInvest has $1.5 billion in funds under management and is one of Africa's largest venture capital firms. Yassine loves water sports and basketball and tries to relax at beach locations. In this episode,  you will learn: How Africinvest's size allows it to be one of a handful of African venture capital firms that invests in Europe & North America for the benefit of Africa.Yassine's view on the importance of innovation and why AfricInvest set up its innovation FundYassine's view of the increasing investment in African venture entrepreneurs which...

Profile: Yassine Oussaifi

Yassine Oussaifi is a Partner within AfricInvest Innovation Fund and a seasoned end to end early stage investor. Yassine has led several transactions in the venture space for early stage tech enabled companies operating in different sectors and different regions on the African continent. Since joining AfricInvest in 2012, Yassine was first in charge of an early stage and Small-Cap Fund fully deployed in a diversity of sectors, then he worked on several investments in the financial sector space in North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. Yassine is an Engineer, graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines in France and holds an MBA...

Profile: Dr. May Ikeora

Dr May Ikeora is an academic researcher, an ex-beauty queen cum entrepreneur. Her professional career spans working across Africa and Europe at various levels. She is a specialist in Human Rights, Gender and Peacebuilding, consulting for organisations such as the United Nations, African Union and the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Institute. She gained a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Hull, U.K, and has received numerous awards with regards to her work within the African diaspora communities in the UK. As an entrepreneur, Dr. May founded an organic & natural cosmetics company called L’Avyanna Skin Naturals, which is based in the UK and Nigeria. She possesses...

GFA Attract Segment Episode 5: Interview with Dr. May Ikeora

https://youtu.be/Yq3_31lqojc In this episode of GFA Attract, Nichole discusses with Dr. May Ikeora, an Academic Author, Ex-Beauty Queen, Independent Consultant (Gender & Human Rights) and currently CEO - L’Avyanna UK. L’Avyanna products are traded in the United Kingdom, Italy, the U.S.A and other various countries. Dr. May is also highly active in empowering and advocating for the rights of girls through her Raising Girls Project. She achieved these whilst also managing the Miss Nigeria Organisation (est. 1957). In this episode,  you will learn: How to utilise any platform or situation in life to launch a professional and business careerTurning your strength in any interest or vocation, into a...

Profile: Simon Tkachenko

Simon is a finance professional with over 10 years of experience across various industries, including banking, manufacturing, and defense services. Prior to his most recent role, Simon led the financial performance and strategy of the Debt Protection product, a tangential product offered to credit card customers at Synchrony financial which generated over $300M in revenue annually.  In addition, Simon held various roles on the risk management team and played an integral role in the IPO process of Synchrony Financial.  Simon also has consulting experience with The Hackett Group where he supported and lead transformation projects focused on best practice implementation and process optimization. Simon attended Northeastern...

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...

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