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Venture Finance in Africa Research



This section of the report looks at the job performance of the companies. The graphs show job creation over time and looks at job growth by country and sector.

With over 1,000 people hired in 2013 and another 4,176 jobs expected to be created by the end of 2015, the figures in this section show that ventures active on the VC4Africa platform are creating a significant number of new jobs.


A deeper analysis on a country basis indicates that in almost all African countries new jobs are being created. Significant outliers include Nigeria (18%) and Kenya (17%) where the most ventures are located. For the sector analysis only segments with an N of 20 or higher have been taken into account. Agribusiness, health services and education related ventures are the most capital intensive. The average team size for e-commerce companies is highly influenced by a few outliers.