Africa has made great strides recently in fulfilling its dream of becoming a launchpad for innovative high-tech companies. Africa remains a conducive environment for tech entrepreneurs because of its young population and the tremendous opportunities for digital innovators to use Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies to improve access to education, health care, financial services and energy.
According to an article by Disrupt Africa, More than 300 African tech startups have raised more than US$1.1 billion combined so far in 2021, the first time the sector has broken the US$1 billion mark and with four-and-a-half months of the year still to come. This shows that the African Tech ecosystem is growing and more support is needed.
We will be joined by the Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital, Eric Osiakwan on the 21st of September 2021 as we discuss the different milestones the African tech ecosystem has made and VC/Funding opportunities for startups!
Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital is an Entrepreneur and Investor with 15 years of ICT industry leadership across Africa and the world. He has worked in 32 African countries setting up ISPs, ISPAs, IXPs and high-tech startups. He co-founded Angel Africa List, Angel Fair Africa and Chanzo Capital.
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