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Archive for month: August, 2014

  • VC Takes Sand Hill Rd Approach to African Tech Startups

    VC Takes Sand Hill Rd Approach to African Tech Startups

    How do you convince investors to sink money into an African technology venture capital fund? Tell them their investments are likely to fail, just like everywhere else. But don’t forget to mention that there is huge potential in Africa’s mobile market. It’s not usually an easy sell. Political crises, under-developed communications and electricity, as wel...

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  • Africa is waking up to tech start-ups

    Africa is waking up to tech start-ups

    When Abasiama Idaresit started a digital marketing firm in Nigeria’s bustling economic capital three years ago, he quickly learned how brutal life can be in a market where tech startups are in their infancy. No-one would lend him money to hire staff or pay for office space, so Idaresit spent eight months hustling the streets of Lagos, trying to convince c...

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