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The year is coming to an end, and we’re taking a moment to reflect on the past 12 months.
As promised in our 2016 Resolution, we’ve spent the year scoping the African investment and entrepreneurship landscape in the pursuit to share news and insights with you.
Many thanks to the expert contributors to our newsletters this year, including MEST’s managing director Katie Sarro, Ghana native and investment advisor Eric Osei, Azuri Technologies CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth, Kumasi Hive founder Anna Lowe, Partner & Chair of Africa Business Group at PwC Joel Segal, investment fund manager and CEO of AttAfrica Kevin Teerovengadum, Global Head of Mara Foundation Rona Kotecha, Rwanda-based entrepreneur David Winkelman, Africa investment specialist Yvonne Haizel, and ATBN founder Eunice Baguma Ball.
We also collaborated with Dr Harnet Bokrezion, founder of Africa Business Jumpstart, for the launch of our Africa Business Missions to Ghana where we hosted a group of British and American first-time investors seeking business opportunities in Africa. The trip was a huge success, and we’re excited to soon be announcing plans for 2017.
In January 2016, we joined TLA Africa’s steering committee and have since begun strengthening corporation between the London tech ecosystem and its counterparts in key African markets.
Having spent a portion of the year on the ground in countries including Ghana, Rwanda and Ethiopia, we’re even more motivated to help build Africa business relationships and bridge the gap between investors and entrepreneurs. Therefore, in 2017 we’ll be increasing our activities both on the continent and in the UK, and of course continue bringing you news and insights via our monthly newsletter.
In the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas holiday and Happy New Year!