February 17

Analysis: Investing in African Tech Start-Ups Key to Continent’s Growth


AfricArena should be celebrated for its efforts to grow the African tech ecosystem, writes Ventureburn editor-in-chief Ivor Price. He believes it is crucial that this work continues to support the growth of the continent’s start-ups and economies.

As we look towards the future of African tech start-ups, there is a lot to be optimistic about. The recently released AfricArena report, The State of Tech in Africa 2023, predicts a moderate growth in investments for the year, ranging between $6.5 billion and $7.3 billion, with an expected decline in equity investment but a growth in debt venture.

Photo courtesy of Olumide Bamgbelu.

Source: Venture Burn (link opens in a new window)

Investing, Technology
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