Corporate Venture Capital in Africa: how startups and big corporates can benefit from working together
By Miguel Heilbron on February 5, 2014
Big corporate investments in Africa are increasing. We read more and more about companies like IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Google, MTN, VodaCom, Orange, SafariCom, and many other big companies, investing into startups in Africa. Coming May, the Global Corporate Venturing Symposium in London, UK, will for the first time include a half day session on corporate venturing in Africa. We spoke to Sean Ndiho Obedih, Founding Partner of UK based Corporate Venture Capital advisory firm Sobek Ventures, to learn more about corporate venture capital trends in Africa. Read the interview below.
Why is Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) such a hot trend in Africa, and what does it mean for the African startup / VC ecosystem?
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