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    Udoh Charles

    Charles Rapulu Udoh is a Lagos-based lawyer, who has several years of experience working in Africa’s burgeoning tech startup industry. He has closed multi-million dollar deals bordering on venture capital, private equity, intellectual property (trademark, patent or design, etc.), mergers and acquisitions, in countries such as in the Delaware, New York, UK, Singapore, British Virgin Islands, South Africa, Nigeria etc. He’s also a corporate governance and cross-border data privacy and tax expert. As an award-winning writer and researcher, he is passionate about telling the African startup story, and is one of the continent’s pioneers in this regard.

    African Tech Startups: The Ups and Downs of AfDB’s Venture Capital Portfolio

    The Alitheia IDF Fund, for instance, saw its carrying value increase from $4.2 million in 2022 to $5.1 million in 2023, indicating successful investments and positive performance.

    IFC Raises New Funding to Back Women-Led Startups in Africa via SheWinsAfrica Initiative

    The SheWinsAfrica initiative welcomes applications from women-led startups across all sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. To be eligible, startups must have at least one female founder.
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    Dust Off the CV or Dive Deeper? The Typical Paths of African Tech Founders After Startup Failure

    What options are immediately available to African startup founders in the wake of failure? Dust off the CV or relocate?

    Tax Breaks, Funding: Inside the New Startup Act in Ivory Coast 

    Signed into law by President Alassane Ouattara on January 22, 2024, this new Startup Act in Ivory Coast marks a new era for tech entrepreneurship in the country.

    Kenyan HR-Payroll Provider Workpay Raises $8.8 Million in New Funding Round

    Kenyan HR and payroll platform Workpay has recently raised $8.8 million in a new...

    Launch Africa Ventures’ $100M Fund II Expands Portfolio with 16 African Startups

    Launch Africa, based in Mauritius, led African startup investments for consecutive years, averaging over one deal per week in 2022. Known for supporting market leaders like Kuda and MarketForce, the VC has diversified investments across pre-seed, seed, and Series A startups continent-wide.

    Djamo vs. Carbon Cards: Unraveling the Debit Card Dilemma for Nigerian Fintech Startups

    Last week, the Nigerian fintech Carbon announced the discontinuation of its debit card operations,...

    SEC Launches ARIP to Regulate Crypto Startups in Nigeria. Here’s How to Apply

    After months of cracking down on crypto startups, Nigeria is now extending an olive branch through the new ARIP program.

    One Week, One Trouble: Why Are E-hailing Startups in Unending Battles With Governments Across Africa?

    In Ivory Coast, N’Cho, a middle-aged driver for the ride-hailing platform Yango, has been informed that he must now display a conspicuous insignia on his red Toyota Corolla, clearly marking it as a Yango vehicle.

    Here’s How Your Startup Can Raise Millions Through New Crowdfunding Rules in Ghana

    Under the new crowdfunding rules in Ghana, you can offer various investment options to attract different types of investors. These include equity shares, debt securities, profit-sharing agreements, convertible securities, and more.

    Ghanaian AgriTech Wami Agro Secures Growth Investment from Mirepa

     Mirepa Investment Advisors (MIA), a leading Ghanaian investment firm, has announced a significant investment...

    Kenyan Electric Mobility Innovator Powerhive Acquired by Canadian Firm for $35 Million

    Canadian capital pool company Veteran Capital Corp. (TSXV: VCC.P) has announced its intention to...

    Congolese Delivery Startup Noki Noki Secures $3 Million in First Funding Round

    Noki Noki, a Congolese startup specializing in delivery and e-commerce, has successfully raised $3...

    France Launches “Fonds Maghreb,” a €100M Fund Backing Startups Expanding to North Africa

    In a landmark initiative announced by the President of the Republic, the French government...

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    IFC Raises New Funding to Back Women-Led Startups in Africa via SheWinsAfrica Initiative

    The SheWinsAfrica initiative welcomes applications from women-led startups across all sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. To be eligible, startups must have at least one female founder.

    Former Sendy Co-founder Malaika Judd Takes Helm of Ireland’s National Startup Accelerator

    The NDRC accelerator program has a proven track record of success, with alumni companies raising over €56 million in the past three years.

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