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“Almost all venture-backed tech founders are dealing with high stress levels, loneliness, and the potential for burnout. – Inc.Africa

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Ameya Upadhyay, Venture Partner and Lisa Mikkelsen, Head of Global Human Capital
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media and money
How Mission-Driven Film Directors, Social Media Influencers, and Other Creatives Are Shaping the Narrative for a Fair Financial System
We launched Flourish five years ago with a venture capital business model focused on improving the financial system so it works better for households and small businesses. The majority of our work involves investing in...
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news
[Bendada.com] Ameya Upadhyay interview: Tough times don't last—tough startups do
In 2023, funding into African startups amounted to $2 billion, representing a 43% decline compared to the $3.3 billion raised in 2022. In an era marked by unprecedented challenges, the landscape on which startups and...
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frontier
The Future of Trust and Transparency in Finance 
Flourish invests in Bluprynt Financial disclosures are vital for transparency, trust, and fairness in the financial system. Clear disclosures help consumers navigate complex financial products. In the U.S., the concept of financial disclosure became prominent...
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Opinion: Successful startups are led by healthy founders
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’re launching the Flourishing Founders section on our site. At Flourish, we want founders to thrive, along with their companies. The page collects resources for company leaders and...
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founder wellbeing
Brex Co-CEO Reports Burnout and Sparks Debate: What About Founder Mental Health?
Leading a startup to success is a great responsibility. Once the challenge of launching a great idea into the market is overcome, founders start to deal with the common setbacks of running a company, usually...
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Why We Invested in Zone: Redefining How Payment Infrastructure Works in Africa
If trying to pay via a POS machine, the odds of transaction failure are roughly 1 in 6. At the heart of these transactions is a switch – a system that works behind the scenes...
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frontier
StepChange: Announcing Our First Climate Finance Investment
We are very excited to introduce you to StepChange, an India-based provider of cutting-edge climate data science solutions for risk management.
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general
Warm wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season!
A year of connecting, sharing ideas & learnings, and creating Unforgettable Memories
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frontier
CurbWaste: A Startup Poised to Transform the Waste Management Industry
Flourish invested early in embedded finance at the infrastructure level (with fintech startups like Unit) and at the services level with portfolio companies such as ShopUp that were at the start of the embedded finance...
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Spade: The Real-Time Data Infrastructure That Combats Card Fraud
We’re very excited to announce that we’ve led the $10M Series A round for Spade, a company that is emerging as the leading provider of real-time merchant intelligence for the payment ecosystem that can meaningfully...
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