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Weekend Features

GFA Weekend Feature – Funding & Fintech in Africa

Introduction As part of our monthly themes, for the month of March, we at GetfundedAfrica will place our weekend focus on Fintech business in Africa, as it relates to Funding. Fintech seems to be going in so many directions at the same time….it seems to be the underlying theme in a development race on the continent. It is a sector where small, medium and large sized players are uncorking opportunities, seizing initiatives and scrambling for relevance. Fintech has become one of the titanic attractions for investment in Africa and this trend is strongly placed to continue its acceleration in 2020. The continent's fintech firms have grown to 491 from 301 in 2017, while there...

Business Journey (How Tos) – First Contact With Investors

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). In the beginning, when you sit down in front of or commence preliminary conversations with an external funder or investor, what do these funders/investors, look out for? Whether you target VCs, PEs, Angels, banks or bi & multi-lateral organisations…here are a few of the crucial criteria required for them to take interest in your business. Alignment — The proposed project, plan or transaction is strongly aligned with their funding areas, requirements and priorities.Viability — Sufficient financial & resource support exists to...

GFA Weekend Feature – Funding Opportunities in Agritech: Spotlight on Twiga Foods ($30million)

Introduction As technology and digital platforms continue their strong growth across African businesses, GetFundedAfrica reflects on how potential and existing business owners should bring a larger focus on the enabling requirements to attract funding, and position themselves for 2020 and beyond. The statistics of Africa’s bludgeoning population are all over information media and staring at people during everyday life on the continent. “The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) predicts the size of the agriculture market in Sub-Saharan Africa will grow from US$200 billion in 2015 to US$1 trillion by 2030. This expected five-fold market growth presents very attractive investment return opportunities, especially for investors willing to...

GFA Weekend Feature: Jack Dorsey’s African Sojourn

The American tech-based entrepreneur and co-founder of Twitter and Square - Jack Dorsey declared in 2019, his intention to live on the continent of Africa for between 3-6months in 2020. From his visit in late 2019, several eagle-eyed stakeholders have attempted to pin-point his actual business-play for Africa. What’s the attraction for Jack Dorsey? The pull & potential of the African market is clear. With a growing population, over 50 countries and a clear path for digital and tech growth, for those ready to ride the risks and idiosyncrasies of the continent, it is a clear and present harvest in waiting. Present Climate African has rapidly become a...

GFA Weekend Feature: How To Raise Funds For An African Hotel

How Do You Raise Funds For A Hotel Development in Africa? Even though GetFunded Africa is still in pre-launch phase and only recently started circulating our "Daily Digest" (a snapshot of news articles related to funding rounds of organizations in Africa), we have been getting some interesting questions related to fundraising for different industries. Today, we decided to treat a question from one of our subscribers who wants to raise US$8 million for a hotel in a tier 2 city in South-West Nigeria. (This is an opportunity for us to plug in some self promotion :-), if you haven't already, subscribe to GetFundedAfrica's Newsletters here. Big Opportunity...

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