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    #StartupFunding101: Raising capital in Africa and crossing the bridge to the US

    Pardon Makumbe, co-founder and managing partner of CRE Venture Capital, chats about the challenges of raising capital in Africa and shares advice on crossing the bridge to the US...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2021

    West African solar startup secures $8.5m

    Senegal-based startup, Oolu has secured $8.5m in a Series B round of investment led by RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer, and several additional investors...

    By Ishani Chetty 24 Dec 2020

    #BestofBiz 2019: Finance & Insurance

    We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

    17 Dec 2019

    #GlobalGenderSummit: 'Financial sector has a responsibility to women of Africa' - AfDB president

    At the recent inaugural session of the Global Gender Summit, hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the organisation's president, Akinwumi Adesina, called for greater access to finance for African women...

    29 Nov 2019

    FDI on the rise in Africa

    While foreign direct investment (FDI) is falling in other global markets, it is on the rise in Africa, with approximately $46bn in FDI flowing into the continent in 2018 - an 11% increase compared to the previous year...

    25 Nov 2019

    #AfricaMonth: 7 things to consider when transacting in Africa

    Baker McKenzie lawyers based in Africa, alongside the firm's global Africa specialists, as well as lawyers from our African Relationship Firms from across the continent, share their knowledge about what investors should consider when transacting in Africa...

    By Morne van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis 23 May 2019

    Failure to integrate gender equality is costing African economies billions of dollars

    If Africa is to achieve the sustainable development goals, it needs to prioritise women's access to finance...

    18 Apr 2019

    Who dares wins. Africa offers abundant prospects for venture capitalists

    Africa is regarded as the next investment frontier as it presents massive opportunities for infrastructure, digital and social impact investment, among others...

    By Clive Smith 11 Jan 2019

    African startups invited to apply for $50k impact investing challenge

    African startups have been invited to apply for the $50,000 MBA Impact Investing Network and Training (MIINT) challenge...

    By Tom Jackson 28 Jun 2018

    This is why Silicon Valley is decamping to Algiers

    According to Silicon Valley venture capitalists, the Algerian tech sector has untapped potential and the digital revolution is poised to have positive knock-on effects on the Algerian ecosystem...

    27 Jun 2018

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