Money Myths Africa

Abraham Augustine
Dispelling myths on startups and capital in Africa.
Created 05 Mar 2021
  • When ventures become enterprises
    11 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    One of the most enduring analogies for describing venture capital is the rich backers of whaling ships that prowled the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans from the 1500s to the early 20th century. It...
  • Who is selling sustainability in Africa? Part 1.
    13 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Photo: Anders M. Jacobsen, Unsplash If that sounds like a ridiculous oversimplification. It is. It’s also how we have largely dumbed down the renewable energy conversation in Africa. Of course, green ...
  • How to think of startup regulation in Africa
    27 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 4 4
    Cambrian Explosion, Mesa Schumacher/Santa Fe Institute There are countless think-pieces on Al Gore’s internet about how regulators are killing Africa’s most innovative businesses. I wrote one myself s...
  • Diamonds "in the rough": The case for Africa's largest entrepreneurial class.
    10 May 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Boulevard Du 30 Juin, Kinshasa, DR Congo. Photo by Kaysha on Unsplash My mother was a trader for more than half her life. She lived to be just 46, and the rough life of being a foodstuff trader is par...
  • African startups disrupt nothing
    09 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 5 0
    Painting by Amy Casey Nothing personifies what is undergoing the disruption you often hear about in Africa. Not finance, mobility, or agriculture, and especially not health. Why? Because in many space...
  • African startups disrupt nothing
    09 Apr 2021 • 3 min read
    Painting by Amy Casey Nothing is the entity undergoing the most disruption in Africa. Not finance, mobility, agriculture, and especially not health. In many spaces where Africa’s new digital entrepren...
  • What Happens When Money Meets African Ideas?
    05 Mar 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    It's nice to hear beautiful stories about new funding rounds, an amazingly fast-growing ecosystem, and the hot African startups everyone wants a piece of. What VCs and founders don't talk about as muc...
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