Early Stage Funding in Africa — A Pulse Check (Webinar)

Early Stage Funding in Africa — A Pulse Check (Webinar)

By Arjuna Costa and Ameya Upadhyay

Entrepreneurs everywhere are dealing with much uncertainty right now, especially in Africa, where capital markets are shallow and collapsing commodity prices pose a double hit to economies dealing with COVID-19. In our discussions with entrepreneurs across the continent, we find that they are understandably anxious about how their companies will emerge from this downturn. And yet, we also hear optimism about the opportunities that will emerge from this time of rapid digital adoption.

To address these concerns and take the pulse of early-stage funding in Africa, we hosted a virtual panel on May 7, 2020, with some of the most eminent Africa-focused investors. We moderated a discussion with about 250 entrepreneurs and investors in attendance and fielded their questions live.

Watch the webinar below, and read our recap on Medium.