Thursday 02 October 2014

Industry News

SAVA: Private Equity Funding to Bridge Africa’s Infrastructure Deficit

Johannesburg, 1 October 2014. Private equity investors, with their appetite for risk, extended investment horizons and ability to mobilise a variety of other forms of capital to ensure the viability of multi-...

Guest Post: Invested Development on Tech Subsidies

Nairobi has grown to be a key hub for emerging-market based technologyinvestors. The relative stability, strong regional GDP growth, comparably modern infrastructure, and a growing technology community make it attractive for many of us. For the same reasons, it also happens to be a...

DEMO Announce Finalists for Lagos Event

DEMO Africa, one of the larger pitch competitions and now in its third year, have announced the 40 finalists for the upcoming event in Lagos from 22 to 26 September. These 40 were selected from what VC4Africa described as ‘more than 400 serious applications’ and a broad range of...

OPIC and MIGA Team up on USD350m Political Risk Insurance for Agribusiness Fund

The US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) will co-operate on a USD350m political risk facility for agribusiness investments in sub Saharan Africa. The facility will offer political risk insurance to...

Guest Post: What Does Pivot East’s Selection Tell Us About Africa’s Entrepreneurs?

Outsourcing is a useful thing, and Russell Southwood, the brain behind Balancing Act Africa and SmartMonkey TV, is rapidly becoming our favourite man to keep prodding the start-up scene with a (figurative) stick. Read on for his thoughts on the selection of the semi-finalists at this...

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