Equity Merchants

Equity Merchants dives deep into various issues around investing in African startups. We’ll cover topics such as conducting due diligence, employee stock options, and valuation. If you’re looking to understand venture capital from an African ...more

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September 05, 2023 00:34:08
How Kennedy Ekezie raised $11.6 million for his fintech startup

How Kennedy Ekezie raised $11.6 million for his fintech startup

In 2021, Kennedy Ekezie co-founded Kippa with Duke Ekezie and Jephthah Uche. The startup, which provides financial management tools for more than 500,000 businesses,...

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July 19, 2023 00:24:12
Adaverse Founding Partner, Vincent Li on why he's bullish about Africa's web3 potential

Adaverse Founding Partner, Vincent Li on why he's bullish about Africa's web3 potential

African Web3 and blockchain sectors raised $5.1 million in 2021, rising to $88 million in 2022. This year, they've struggled with raising capital and...

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June 28, 2023 00:37:49
How to get into Techstars — Oyin Solebo, Managing Director, ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator

How to get into Techstars — Oyin Solebo, Managing Director, ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator

In 2022, Oyin Solebo joined Techstars as the Managing Director of the ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator. Early this year, the first cohort of...

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May 31, 2023 00:50:40
Building local startup ecosystems: Insights from Susana Garcia-Robles on stimulating local venture capital investments 

Building local startup ecosystems: Insights from Susana Garcia-Robles on stimulating local venture capital investments 

Our guest on the podcast today is Susana Garcia-Robles. Before joining Capria Ventures as a senior partner in 2021, Susana spent more than 15...

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May 16, 2023 00:33:54
How startup founders can make venture capital work for them — Ikpeme Neto, Founder and CEO, WellaHealth.

How startup founders can make venture capital work for them — Ikpeme Neto, Founder and CEO, WellaHealth.

Dr Ikpeme Neto founded WellaHealth in 2014. The startup helps Africans get affordable healthcare coverage for illnesses like malaria. Since its inception, the startup...

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May 04, 2023 00:47:28
How to pick the right investors for your startup — Victor Kareem, Executive Director, Lagos Angel Network

How to pick the right investors for your startup — Victor Kareem, Executive Director, Lagos Angel Network

In 2022, Victor Kareem joined Lagos Angel Network as its Executive Director. Before then, he had worked as an investment banker and venture capitalist....

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