The refugee crisis in Europe has lent impetus to a new initiative to foster private sector investment in Africa, according to an official in the German finance ministry. Compact With Africa (CWA) is an initiative of the world’s 20 largest economies (G20) to promote private sector investment in Africa, including but not limited to infrastructure.
Dumi Jere, Chief Executive Officer of AfriCatalysts discusses infrastructure development, specifically at investment in the road, rail and air infrastructure as a catalyst to improve trans-African trade.
Thabo Ncalo, managing partner at Savvy Capital Partners, discusses the state of corporate venture capital in Africa and how start-ups and big corporations can benefit from working together.
The growing number of tech hubs and developers is drawing significant investment, with more than $366 million invested in startups across Africa in 2016. Despite these positive numbers, a few tweaks could help in boosting the African tech scene and increasing the likelihood of success for African startups. Here's why.
Property Investors are still concerned that a lack of strong legal structures and reliable rules are making the decision to invest in other African countries difficult as opposed to investing in Europe.
Hilary Gosher, managing director at Insight Venture Partners, discusess such topics as cultivating a tech economy in Mandela’s new South Africa, her firm’s successful, metric-driven approach to investing for growth and advice on breaking through VC’s “bro culture."
The Venture Capital Trust Fund in Ghana is under immense financial strain as a result of alleged mismanagement and misappropriation of funds by one of its former bosses, Daniel Duku.