5 Reasons Why Investors Can’t Seal the Deal in East Africa

January 10, 2018 in Hub-Blog

Whilst startup investment in East Africa is at an all-time high, recent reports[1] have shown that 72% of capital went to only three startups in 2015 and 2016.   With enterprises citing access to capital as the biggest barrier and funds and investors highlighting lack of investment ready enterprises ... (more...)

Technovation: Can Tech Entrepreneurs Solve Africa’s Development Challenges

September 8, 2017 in Hub-Blog

There is real potential for technology entrepreneurs to be game-changers in solving development challenges in Africa provided there is a supportive high impact tech innovation ecosystem to help growth and scale. Much has been written on the African tech scene; many referring to the Silicon Savannah ... (more...)

Supporting Entrepreneurs in Africa: The role of Philanthropic Giving and Impact Investing for Social Development Goals

February 16, 2017 in Hub-Blog

There are 3 billion people living on less than US$2.50 per day nearly half of the global population. These low-income families have unmet needs which tie directly with many of the Social Development Goals (SDGs) such as food (Goal 2), water and sanitation (Goal 6), shelter (Goal 11), healthcare and livelihoods ... (more...)

Key Challenges for the “Missing Middle” in Kenya

January 30, 2016 in Hub-Blog

Kenya is the largest economy in East Africa with GDP growth rates constant between 6% and 7% for the last 5 years, a strong entrepreneurial culture and increasing number of innovative tech start-ups cementing its reputation of being Africa’s “Silicon Savannah.“ An increasing number of success stories ... (more...)