Entrepreneurship Industry News

LISTEN: About African startups


Johannesburg – In the same week that Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017 (GEC 2017) was held on the African continent for the first time earlier this month (in Sandton, South Africa), the team at AfricanTechRoundup.com recorded its 100th podcast episode in front of a live audience at Rand Merchant Investment’s fintech accelerator, Alpha Code.

According to data compiled by Disrupt Africa, African tech startups raised funding in excess of $129 million in 2016, with the number of startups securing funding increasing by 16.8 percent relative to 2015.
Fittingly, Andile Masuku’s invited panellists at the State of the Startup live event were tasked with interrogating this encouraging trend in startup development on the continent by lifting the curtain on some of the realities of launching, growing and investing in tech startups in Africa.

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