Startup financing

Startup Financing: 7 Key Funding Options for Your Business

Startups emerge from the seed of an idea. Dedication, careful planning, strategies, foresight, the drive & passion to succeed—it takes a lot to turn a simple idea into an operational business. And, let’s not forget—you will also need substantial funding as well. Finance is the lifeblood of any business. You need money to turn your[…]

Mentoring

Mentorship and Startup Growth: How They Can Strengthen Each Other?

The growth and success of a startup depend upon many factors. Enough funding, the right vision & strategies, and the ability to tackle adverse market conditions; a combination of all such critical factors is vital to a business’ continual existence.  Unfortunately, many startups struggle to keep themselves relevant and fail within the first 2 to[…]

tech start-up

Boosting tech start-up growth in Africa

 It was the year when African tech startup funding passed the $2 billion mark, according to an article on Disrupt Africa. 564 tech startups acquired more than $ 2.1 billion worth of funding last year. 2021 was a landmark year for the African startup sector. Founders of the fastest-growing tech startups, such as Chipper Cash, TymeBank,[…]

The Key to Start-Up Success is Business Management

The Key to Start-Up Success is Business Management

It is one thing to have an exceptional business idea. It is a whole other thing to build a successful enterprise around it. You may have all the money and access to all the necessary resources to kickstart your business the way you always wanted. But, without proper planning and management, things will crumble like[…]

Business skills

Which Skills Should You Have To Build for a Small Business?

The Seven Essential Business Skills for Starting A Small Business Establishing a business successfully is not a simple feat. First, an array of skills is necessary for developing, growing, sustaining, and turning your new venture into a profit-making machine. Whether you are tech startup founders or entrepreneurs with tech ideas in Africa, identifying that skill[…]

Unicorns

Supporting Tech Unicorns in Africa- Investing in Africa’s Future Unicorns

The continent of Africa is defying global trends. While the rest of the world shudders in the wake of a pandemic, we have African unicorn start-ups enjoying phenomenal success & brilliant growth.  According to an article in African. Business, the year 2020 saw start-ups around Africa raise a record $4.2 billion, which increased to $4.9[…]

Start-Ups

Start-ups: Understanding Pre-Seed Funding

Metamorphosing a business dream into a successful, thriving venture is not easy at all. It takes a lot of courage. A huge dose of self-confidence, solid business acumen, a clear vision, a quick intelligent wit, and proper financial support. However, with the right kind of start-up funding, any entrepreneur can materialize their dream and take[…]

tech start-up

Africa start-up seed funding – For entrepreneurs from the ground up

The phenomenal success stories of tech start-ups across Africa are nothing short of fairy tales. Africa’s  sector is defying global trends and showcasing incredible resilience in the face of increasing economic uncertainty. According to an article on Bloomberg, the booming technology-dominated start-up sector in Africa witnessed inflows of a whopping $2.7 billion since January 2022. […]

Pre-seed funding

Pre-seed funding for projects – Realizing dreams

Pre-seed Startup funding has its nuances. Entrepreneurs must be able to think in advance and anticipate potential opportunities, crucial stages, and all possible pitfalls. As a startup owner, the onus is on you to understand how best to use seed funding & when you will be needing more funds.  Pre-seed funding breathes life into ideas.[…]

Start-Up funding

Understanding Start-Up Funding Stages

Money is a critical cog in the human economy. Whether you are a megacorporation or a promising startup, you need funds to keep things running. Without continual, necessary funding, things eventually come to a screeching halt, lets Understand Start-Up Funding Stages.  Up-coming entrepreneurs need to thoroughly understand all the different stages of  funding & how[…]