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Becoming an investable startup in east africa the pivot east criteria – april 2014 from John Kieti

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Technology Entrepreneurship as Panacea to Youth Unemployment in Nigeria

By Kenneth Omeruo I am of the opinion that perhaps the ugly, unfortunate and regrettable incident where many young Nigerians lost their lives in a stampede during the Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment exercise could have been avoided if the government had taken youth unemployment a bit more seriously and as a top priority over the years. […]

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The Premier Enterprise Demo conference for IT professionals and executives on the continent. Tech Demo Africa 2014 will attract a truly international gathering of key industry influencers.  This inspiring event will feature cutting-edge demos, engaging keynotes, lively panel discussions and noted local and international speakers, along with an amazing technology exhibition area. With over 200 […]

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March 30th to 31st, the first Angel Fair West Africa will be held in Lagos, Nigeria! Around 100 entrepreneurs and investors from across Africa and abroad are invited to come together. The event is organised by the Angel Africa List together with the Lagos Angel Network and the African Venture Capital Association. We had a […]

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Dubai-based online shopping portal Souq.com has raised $75 million in new funding from South African media giant Naspers. Souq.com, referred to as the Amazon of the Middle East, has over 6.2 million registered users and a current valuation of over $500 million. Founded in 2005, Souq.com has raised $150 million in funding to date and will use the […]

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Nigerian financial security app i.Sec has raised $10 million in new funding from local investor Synergy Capital. Currently in stealth mode, i.Sec is preparing for its public launch in May and seeks to bridge the gap in business processes and socioeconomic structures with its locally-focused technology. i.Sec is a graduate of incubator program Techlaunchpad and seeks to be […]

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Investor interest in Africa tends to focus on commodities and the continent's gold, copper and diamond reserves. But tremendous growth in its technology sector is starting to turn heads and could signal the start of a "silicon Africa" – provided infrastructure catches up with the region's high-tech ambitions. "We think that there will be tremendous […]

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Organized angel investor networks in India largely work in isolation but that seems to be changing. Some of the country’s top angel networks have come together to form an association dubbed the Angel Association of India (AAI). The outfit was formally instituted on November 21 in a closed door meeting on the sidelines of the […]

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Last week, senior executives and stakeholders from the mobile industry and development community joined us at the debut thought leadership event, Mobile for Development Summit, in Cape Town. Over the two days, attendees participated in morning plenary sessions focused on our four key themes, and afternoon breakout sessions focused on a variety of topics, such as African mobile […]

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Southeast Asia has been ignored for far too long by Western VCs. Usually, when one mentions Asia in startup circles, China usually gets brought up first. And for good reason. In terms of market volume and size of exits, nothing beats China, with Baidu, Tencent, and Alibaba making waves at home. Their presence is starting […]

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