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NEW DATA SHOWS GROWING INVESTOR APPETITE IN AFRICAN EARLY STAGE STARTUPS

Data from the newly published 2016 Venture Finance in Africa research, conducted by VC4Africa, shows that the growing international and local angel investor interest in African startups is resulting in tangible investments. Total invested capital more than doubled compared to last year’s data: from almost USD 27 million to USD 73 million, secured by 224 ventures who […]

Today’s investors expect a startup to create a compelling “pitch deck,” or visual presentation. Like a story, Burfield explains, it should have a beginning, a middle and an end. He recommends describing your target customer, then the problem the customer faces, and finally how your startup’s product or service will solve that problem.  Burfield’s advice […]

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In the past few years, we've seen more founders from around the world coming to Silicon Valley to start startups. In YC's W14 batch alone, we had founders from 22 different countries, and every year we see an increasing number of international applicants.  We want to help founders from all over learn about startups, so […]

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Reposted from Noah Kagan from OkDork.com A few weeks ago someone sent me a link to the BuzzSumo website. It is a gold mine of data regarding what content is the most shared across any topic. Cha-Ching. So I reached out to the company to help understand what the main ingredients for insanely shareable content […]

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

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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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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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Geeks on a Plane

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Organized by 500 Startups, Geeks on a Plane (#GOAP) is an invite-only tour for startups, investors, and executives to learn about burgeoning technology markets worldwide. We travel by planes, trains, and automobiles to the most exciting international startup scenes with the sole mission of uniting geeks and exploring cross-border opportunities. The result: a lifelong bond […]

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Today, we are proud to announce that Google for Entrepreneurs, our longstanding partner in creating a more entrepreneurial world, has partnered to double the UP impact and expand into over 1,000 cities globally by 2016. This partnership will bring assistance to hundreds of thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs. The UP platform will continue to develop, offering […]

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