The Pan-African Fund Managers’ Association (PAFMA), a new trade association, was launched in Nairobi, Kenya on September 4 during the Africa Climate Summit 2023.
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Convergence Partners Investments has rebranded to Solcon Capital as the Company launched a big push to empower global deep tech growth through platform economics.
Quona Capital, a venture capital firm investing in innovative fintech startups in emerging markets, has released its 2022 Impact Report, which showcases the measurable impact its investments have made on financial inclusion.
African private capital markets experienced a record-high volume of deals in 2022, recording a 46% year-over-year (YoY) growth, according to the African Private Capital Association (AVCA).
Investing in Innovation Africa (i3), a pan-African initiative for start-ups building the future of healthcare supply chains, is calling for leading innovators to join its second cohort.
GoGetta, an equity-based crowdfunding platform, has listed its first two businesses outside of South Africa.
DFS Lab and the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) have launched the SCF Startup Camp, a 5-day virtual and global bootcamp.
In 2022, total funding invested into tech startups in Africa reached $6.5bn, an increase of 8% vs 2021, spread across 764 deals - compared to 724 rounds in 2021, according to Partech Africa.
The Executives of Ethos’ Mid Market Fund and Ethos Private Equity said that the mid-market team is spinning out, to form a new independent private equity fund manager – Infinite Partners.
Flourish Ventures, a global venture capital firm investing in mission-driven fintech entrepreneurs, has launched Madica, a structured investment program for pre-seed stage technology companies in Africa.
Advocacy group Niyel has launched a Call for Proposals (CFP) into cross-country collaboration initiatives on behalf of the Africa Data Governance Opportunity Fund.
Currency risk can be a major challenge when investing in Africa, according to the ‘Currency Risk Management Practices in African Private Equity and Venture Capital’ Report, the second AVCA’s special report series alongside The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX) and MFX Solutions.
Inspired Evolution and Schneider Electric to explore innovative Energy- as-a-Service solutions across Africa
Inspired Evolution and Schneider Electric have agreed to collaborate on various energy-related solutions for the African region.
The total value of private capital deals reported in Africa reached a record high of $7.4bn, according to AVCA’s 2021 Annual African Private Capital Activity Report.