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Weekend Features

Profile: Abiodun Oshodi

Who is Abiodun Oshodi? Abiodun Oshodi is the Managing Director of ILF Engineers Nigeria and responsible for ILF Consulting Engineers GmbH’s Sub-Sahara operations. With over 20 years’ experience managing various engineering projects; Abiodun has for 3 years been running the Nigerian and Sub-Saharan business of an international design engineering outfit with presence in over 40 countries. What are Abiodun Oshodi passions? His passion for the industrialization of Nigeria and the West Africa region gets him up every day. ILF has been in operation in Nigeria for over 39 years. Abiodun's background Born in Lagos Nigeria, Abiodun holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos....

Jimi Ogbobine: Profile

Who is Jimi? Jimi Ogbobine is the Head of Consulting in Agusto Consulting and also heads the Research of Agusto & Co, Nigeria’s leading Rating & research company. Jimi also served on the National Job Creation Committee as Head of the Research team. The Job Creation Committee was established by the Federal Ministry of Finance to design strategies and plans by the Nigerian government to create jobs and reduce the unemployment rate in the country. Work experience Jimi also created the framework for the Thisday BGL Index – Nigeria’s premier independent equitymarket index established by a leading investment bank and newspaper publication. He also initiated coverage notes on banks...

Guest Writer: Pandemic Lockdown Unlocks Mobile and e-Banking Opportunities – The Case for FinTechs

It is quite ironic that the lockdown of several parts of the country aimed at controlling the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria is helping to unlock new opportunities for mobile money and e-banking platforms. Based on new data from Nigerian Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), the settlement platform for electronic transactions, there has been a significant surge in the transactions volume and value that do reflect a growing acceptance of financial technology solutions. The volume of mobile money transactions increased 7% month-on-month (m-o-m) in March to 8.8 million transaction from 8.2 million the month before. However, in comparison to the same time last year, the...

Weekend Feature – Profiles of Agric Investors

This weekend, we look at profiles of investors into Africa's Agriculture space, with an emphasis on Agritech. 1) True Ventures True Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in early stage technology startups. With more than $2 billion under management, True provides seed and Series A financing to entrepreneurs in today’s fastest growing markets. To date, True has helped more than 300 companies launch and scale their businesses, creating over 20,000 jobs worldwide. Investment Chest: $2billion What They Say About Themselves We invest in founders with whom we're aligned on mission, meaning, and the belief that entrepreneurship can and should make the world a better place.Our goal...

Weekend Feature – Agritech Africa – Emerging Trends

1) Introduction The Agriculture theme for April continues this weekend by looking at Agritech's emerging trends, and the short to medium term future of Agritech and investment potential in Africa. In last weekend’s article, from a funding and investor point of view, we presented data indicating that Agritech, registered just 5.6% from a total pool attributed to African startups that raised $1million and above in funding by 2019. And though Agriculture is largely unexploited, it represents a crucial frontier and platform for growth that remains at a stage of infancy in terms of utilisation on the continent. Up to 2019, significant investments included Grainpulse $11m & Twiga Foods...

Business Journey (How Tos)

In this section, we discuss issues, practical tools, business modelling & identifying business opportunities to improve your funding profile and becoming attractive to funders. We call it the Business Journey (How-Tos). We are looking at What Start-Up investors look for before investing. Here we look from the point of view of an Investor, which represent great tips, advice and pointers. Here we look at excerpts from an interview with the Principal of a Venture Capital Organisation: What red flags do you look for as an investor when someone pitches you? I am always watching for customer and market orientation. If someone is enamored of their product but have a "if...

GFA Weekend Feature – Funding & Agritech in Africa…with a snapshot of 2019

An Ivorian farmer sprays his oil palm plantation with a drone.Image: REUTERS/Luc Gnago - https://www.weforum.org/ Introduction GFA’s April theme will focus on the Agricultural space, with an emphasis on Agritech - one of the critical factors for feeding Africa’s booming population, a land of promise for start-ups & ventures, and a goldmine for strategic investors. A view of the existing potential in Africa’s Agritech space, from experts reads: the next Jumia from the continent could and should, come from Agrictech Africa. Jumia, the e-commerce startup that has been catering to African consumers through the online sale of products since 2012, officially launched its Initial Public...

Weekend Feature : COVID-19…. Funding for African Businesses & The Opportunities

a) Introduction GFA has decided to acknowledge the most important issue facing the continent presently because of its significance & impact. Fintech as a topic remains relevant this weekend, as it represents one of the heavily funded business sectors in Africa, benefitting in these unfortunate circumstances we find ourselves in; the COVID-19 crisis. One of the sections highlights the opinions of Afropreneur Idris Bello - Loftyinc Capital Management (www. idrisbello.com)  in addition to GFA’s views on opportunities. The article indicates that startups are experiencing both negative and positive spikes. In the firing line are companies that focus on supporting travel, events, and other gatherings, and many that will...

Business Journey (How Tos) – Intro to PitchDecks

In this section, we discuss issues, practical tools, business modelling & identifying business opportunities to improve your funding profile and becoming attractive to funders. Last weekend, we took a preliminary look at some core factors funders and investors start gauging the very second they open conversation with a potential business person. This week, we look further at What Investors/Funders Are Looking, with a quick focus on your Pitch Deck. In its barest/basic reality, Pitch Decks are paper…..until the ideas laid out become reality and funding comes in. The pitch deck is a presentation that entrepreneurs /business people put together when seeking a round of financing from investors & funders. Google tells it is us...

GFA Weekend Feature – African Fintech Funding; 2020 & Beyond

a) Introduction Still on our Fintech focus; last weekend GetFundedAfrica presented a summary of 2019, the state of affairs for fintech investments on the continent, and a peek at the potential/future especially through the eyes of some notable names in the African Fintech space. This weekend, we intend to focus on the last phrase above – the potential and future of fintech investments and funding on the continent, especially in 2020. In 2019, we witnessed investors plowing money into the space to make returns relentlessly from scalable ventures. From a business view, these investments and funding are getting wrapped around the peculiarities of the continent’s markets, and solutions...

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