Kenya accounts for 60 per cent of private equity investments to East Africa

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Kenya accounted for more than half of funds pumped into the region by private equity (PE) and venture capital firms. A new report shows that Kenya received 59 per cent of the funds that private equity firms pumped into the region between 2013 and 2018. The report by the Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) indicates that there were 110 reported deals during the five years valued at Sh130 billion. Most of the money was invested in the consumer goods and technology sectors. Reports have in the recent…

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VC4Africa Releases Its Annual Venture Finance In Africa Report


The 2016 Venture Finance in Africa research has been released by VC4Africa and it shows that growing investor interest in African startups is resulting in tangible investments. Data from the 2016 research shows that the total invested capital more than doubled from almost $27 million to almost $73  million, secured by 224 ventures who took part in the survey. The average amount invested per venture also increased from $200,000 to $326, 000. The data from the report showed that in terms of the number of ventures, ICT was leading with…

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Reddit Is Raising Big Funding of $500 Million

Reddit, the social news site with a big Web footprint, is raising a big funding round — with help from some of the people who helped launch the site nine years ago, including co-founder Alexis Ohanian and other people associated closely with startup incubator Y Combinator. Sources said the almost-anything-goes site has reached a preliminary agreement to sell less than 10 percent of the company for more than $50 million. That could give the company a valuation of upwards of $500 million. Given investors’ new-found appetite for content companies — see:…

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