What do African mega-deals have in common?

Africa’s startup ecosystem is accelerating. In the first six months of 2021, four companies have raised mega-rounds (financing above $100m) — creating an increasingly compelling precedent for founders in the region. Many see this as a signal of ecosystem maturity — anticipating an inflection point in African venture capital and unicorns to come.

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Strategist, writer, and venture builder; passionate about impactful innovation in emerging markets

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