For all the progress recorded by African startups in attracting investors, startups founded by or led by women have barely benefited. Of the startups that have raised their first million dollars, 5% are female founding teams. This article lists venture capital firms in Africa that have invested in a female founder.
Brayfoil is a start-up company that develops turbine blades that change shape to reduce load, enabling larger, more efficient, more reliable and less expensive equipment. The company's technology is used in the wind energy, aerospace, sailing and automotive sectors.
Since the beginning of the year, green technology startups offering green energy solutions have attracted growing investor interest. Several venture capital firms are actively seeking new ventures, while others are beefing up their war chests to take advantage of existing opportunities - including acquiring successful and promising energy startups.
An analysis of the current African market by investment bank DAI Magister shows that, contrary to the macro trend, investors have so far shown confidence in investing in African companies, especially in the first and second rounds of financing. However, young startups are having a hard time: in Q2/2022, only half as many accelerator deals were closed as in Q1.
The African business landscape is in a state of flux, and there are more companies and startups in Africa than ever before. According to recent research, there are now more than 2,000 companies and startups in Africa that have received funding from venture capitalists.
Working in a startup can be a great experience. But it can also be a total disaster. The most important thing is that you know what you are getting into before you make the decision. Here are five things to think about before you take the plunge.
While studying applied sciences at the University of Toronto, Olubanjo became increasingly concerned about the electricity situation in Nigeria. Two years after earning his master's degree, Olubanjo decided to return to Nigeria. He founded Reeddi, a company that delivers portable energy via compact capsules.
Investment in African tech startups focused on mitigating climate change is starting to rise, following a global trend - albeit at much lower valuations than elsewhere. Several venture capital firms are actively seeking new companies, while others are adding to their war chests to take advantage of existing opportunities.
Something startups probably won't find out until they partner with a big company: Are they growth promoters or growth retarders? Will working with them enable the team to increase revenue, talent, and technical offerings, or will it stunt growth and prevent them from taking a step forward?
AkoFresh, the startup behind the innovation, says countries in sub-Saharan Africa can lose more than a third of their harvested food, mostly due to inefficient supply chains. According to AkoFresh, the solar cold storage houses will increase farmers' seasonal income by more than $10 million and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15%.
According to the publication, as of September 2022, there were at least 481 tech startups operating across Nigeria, collectively employing over 19,000 people. Fintech is the most crowded sector, accounting for more than one-third of the country's tech startups. Nearly 50 percent of Nigerian tech startups have gone through some form of incubation.
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