Investing in Africa’s future champions: New report for NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies

Investing in Africa’s future champions

Maritz Africa Intelligence, the research arm of Maritz Africa, recently published a new report for the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies, a trilateral platform for government, business and academia to promote knowledge and expertise on Africa, established by Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore Business Federation.

Titled Investing in Africa’s future champions, the piece looks at a variety of issues related to startup investing in Africa – from whether backing tech ventures can be profitable to whether there are opportunities beyond the bigger economies of Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya.

The report draws on the insights delivered during a panel discussion at the recent Africa CEO Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The panellists included prominent venture capital investors such as Omobola Johnson, senior partner at TLcom Capital; Ameya Upadhyay, principal in the investment team at Omidyar Network; and Olawale Ayeni, regional head for Africa investments at IFC Venture Capital.

The full report can be downloaded here.