Impact Investing: Passing Buzz or Paradigm Shift?
Photography from Middle Class in Africa By: Bart Meijs – founder and CFO of InReturn Capital and the InReturn East Africa Fund. Bart will
Female entrepreneurs a driving force in African SMEs
The rate of female entrepreneurship is higher in Africa than in any other region of the world. Nomsa Daniels, the Executive Director of New
Hard to get to Africa’s SMEs, time to finance the missing middle
Getting finance to small and medium sized enterprises remains a key challenge. Getting the support to the smaller businesses on the SME spectrum is
Making SME finance work in Africa
Today was the first day of the Making FInance Work in Africa conference here in Addis Ababa. This was a unique opportunity for the
Capital exists in Africa, but priorities are wrong
The funds required to make a tangible impact in Africa exist, however, the prioritization of this capital is imbalanced. This is according to Guido
What can entrepreneurs do to secure venture finance for their African startup?
As reported by the World Bank, 43 per cent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population is between the ages of 0 and 14. This growing population
Access to finance is the biggest challenge to entrepreneurs in Africa
This past week I conducted a poll with members on VC4Africa. Specifically, I wanted to know what the community feels prevents (more) entrepreneurship …
The Role of Entrepreneurship and Opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Legatum Prosperity Index is a global study of the factors that drive and restrain national prosperity across more than 110 countries. As VC4Africa…
Time to recognize Africa’s successful companies
What better way to support SME development in the African space than by celebrating the entrepreneurs who have already achieved remarkable success. Th…
What do Tech Startups in Africa need to do to attract VC’s and Angel investors?
Its a challenge for any emerging market or sector. Reality is people are always interested in investing in something that already works and has