One exciting narrative about Africa in recent years has been its growing tech startup community. The industry has grown from attracting funding worth $300 million in 2015 to $2 billion last year.
While the sector is still young compared to peers in more developed regions such as North America and Europe, the first set of African tech entrepreneurs who helped fuel this growth are fighting with unenviable odds. Only four African countries fall within the top 75 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings.
To position Africa’s tech sector for sustained growth, we must share lessons learned from the experiences of these founders with less experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Kayode Oyewole, Partner at Ventures Platform, an investment fund focused on early-stage startups agrees. He talks to me about mentors. "Mentorship is important as the right mentors can open founders up to the right networks, partnerships and typically help