August 26, 8:00am PDT | 5:00pm EAT
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, fintech companies in Africa saw a surge in venture capital last year and today the region stands out among its emerging-market peers. Africa’s growing population of 1.2B people, its rising mobile adoption and digitization as well as the drop in Internet costs are among key factors contributing to the region’s growth.
Meet Kenya’s Apollo Agriculture, a high-growth fintech start-up offering financing, digital advice, and high-quality farm products to smallholder farmers that raised a $6M Series A round last year. Apollo has served more than 100,000 paying customers and is focused on giving farmers access to the tech and resources needed to optimize farm profitability.
Join our Nairobi-based Investment Principal Efayomi Carr as he sits down with Apollo co-founders Eli Pollak (Chief Executive Officer) and Benjamin Njenga (Chief Customer Officer) to learn
- On-the-ground-in-Nairobi perspective and news on the VC ecosystem & startup funding
- How Apollo successfully raised its Series A and lessons learned
- What it did with $6M to scale its agritech platform
- What’s next for Africa Fintech