Whats up and welcome again to Fairness, TechCrunch’s enterprise capital-focused podcast, the place we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
For our Wednesday present this week, Natasha and Alex and Danny had colleague Tage Kene-Okafor on the present to speak concerning the burgeoning African startup scene. Tage has turn out to be TechCrunch’s key correspondent within the space, chronicling the continents increasing enterprise capital totals, public firm efficiency, and startup ecosystem.
On condition that we’ve paid consideration to simply how a lot cash African startups are elevating, we wished to have Tage on to present us a greater, deeper understanding of the continent’s know-how exercise. Right here’s what we acquired into:
- The ability of Y Combinator in Africa: Is the well-known American accelerator a kingmaker in Africa? Or are we merely seeing extra of its exercise because of our personal info biases?
- Fintech as core focus: As in lots of markets, fintech funding and startup exercise stand out in Africa. We wished to higher perceive why that’s the case in Africa, and what startups are constructing within the realm of economic know-how.
- African ecommerce: The continent’s ecommerce market is probably greatest identified by means of the lens of Jumia, a public tech firm that works within the sale of products on-line, and their supply. How rapidly is ecommerce rising in Africa, and which startups may very well be the following breakouts? We requested Tage.
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