25 episodes

Fortnightly podcast on all the happenings in Africa's tech startup ecosystem put together by the team at Disrupt Africa.

Disrupt Podcast Disrupt Africa

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Fortnightly podcast on all the happenings in Africa's tech startup ecosystem put together by the team at Disrupt Africa.

    DP #25: Diversity dividend - Female fund managers in Africa - The TLcom Ladies

    DP #25: Diversity dividend - Female fund managers in Africa - The TLcom Ladies

    Female fund managers are very much in the minority worldwide. In the US, only nine per cent of decision makers in the VC space are women. In Africa, no definitive numbers are yet available, but female fund managers are hard to come by - a big mistake for the VC world, as data clearly demonstrates a direct link between gender diversity in teams, and increased profitability. The "Diversity dividend: Female fund managers in Africa" series looks at firms that recognise this truth, and put diversity front and centre.

    In episode one, Gabriella talks to Omobola Johnson and Andreata Muforo, who together make up half the management team at Africa-focused VC firm TLcom Capital. This podcast is commissioned by Boost Africa Technical Assistance Facility and financed by the European Union under EDF Thematic Blending and Cotonou Investment Facility.

    • 26 min
    DP #24: The essential guide to African VC, episode 4

    DP #24: The essential guide to African VC, episode 4

    Disrupt Africa has partnered Quona Capital, 10X Entrepreneur, Catalyst Fund, and Knife Capital to put together a four-part podcast series on the African venture capital space – how it works, what its dynamics are, and what is happening in the sector.

    “The essential guide to African VC” educates listeners in the “A-Z of African VC”, digging into venture capital, looking at its business model, how startups and VCs can work together to build Africa’s tech ecosystem, and what issues still remain to be resolved.

    Episode four, the last in the series, looks at VCs as people, and what makes them tick. It discusses what makes a good VC, their backgrounds and motivations, and the issue of diversity in the space.

    • 23 min
    DP #23: The essential guide to African VC - episode 3

    DP #23: The essential guide to African VC - episode 3

    Disrupt Africa has partnered Quona Capital, 10X Entrepreneur, Catalyst Fund, and Knife Capital to put together a four-part podcast series on the African venture capital space - how it works, what its dynamics are, and what is happening in the sector.

    “The essential guide to African VC” educates listeners in the “A-Z of African VC", digging into venture capital, looking at its business model, how startups and VCs can work together to build Africa’s tech ecosystem, and what issues still remain to be resolved.

    Episode three covers the different ways in which startups and venture capitalists work together once a deal is done, whether a VC can interfere too much, and why startups need to do their due diligence on their investors just as much as investors need to do it on them.

    • 29 min
    DP #22: The essential guide to African VC - episode 2

    DP #22: The essential guide to African VC - episode 2

    Disrupt Africa has partnered Quona Capital, 10X Entrepreneur, Catalyst Fund, and Knife Capital to put together a four-part podcast series on the African venture capital space - how it works, what its dynamics are, and what is happening in the sector.

    “The essential guide to African VC” educates listeners in the “A-Z of African VC", digging into venture capital, looking at its business model, how startups and VCs can work together to build Africa’s tech ecosystem, and what issues still remain to be resolved.

    Episode two takes listeners through the anatomy of a VC deal - discussing how investments are made, where VCs source their startups from, and what due diligence looks like. We also look at potential exit routes for VCs, and how they go about ensuring they are prepared for them.

    • 28 min
    DP #21: The essential guide to African VC - episode 1

    DP #21: The essential guide to African VC - episode 1

    Disrupt Africa has partnered Quona Capital, 10X Entrepreneur, Catalyst Fund, and Knife Capital to put together a four-part podcast series on the African venture capital space - how it works, what its dynamics are, and what is happening in the sector.

    “The essential guide to African VC” educates listeners in the “A-Z of African VC", digging into venture capital, looking at its business model, how startups and VCs can work together to build Africa’s tech ecosystem, and what issues still remain to be resolved.

    Episode one takes listeners through the nuts and bolts of VC, defining what venture actually is, telling them where VC firms get their money from, how they make money themselves, and what an investor actually does all day. It also addresses misconceptions entrepreneurs may have about venture capital, why it is there, and what it can do for them.

    • 39 min
    DP #19+20: Flutterwave, Kuda, Parcelninja and more in a bumper edition

    DP #19+20: Flutterwave, Kuda, Parcelninja and more in a bumper edition

    In this bumper edition of the podcast, Tom and Gabriella are joined by representatives of Flutterwave, Kuda and ImaliPay to discuss Nigerian fintech funding, while Justin Drennan of South Africa's Parcelninja discusses his company's recent acquisition. Episode also includes a wrap of all the latest African tech startup happenings, while Pieter Erasmus of South African fintech startup Ctrl “pitches the pod”.

    • 1 hr 21 min

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