2021 was a fearless year for African startups – domestic acquisitions, baller fundraises, market expansions, product launches, etc. What took Interswitch 17
years to achieve, startups are attaining in less
Early ecosystem leaders have laid the foundation for this era’s startups to thrive. Now, there’s a community of innovative leaders making bold moves.
Big bets: Despite an influx of capital from local and foreign investors, the wave of global IPOs has long eluded Africa. Coinbase’s NASDAQ listing was the last IPO to create a buzz in Silicon Valley. There’s more work to be done, but I think the ecosystem is ripe for an IPO. If for anything, to give emerging startups the freedom to move fast and
Let’s talk in December, if I’m wrong about this I’ll give a random subscriber an Oculus Quest 2
. Revv your prayers up!
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