Why Africa has become an increasingly attractive investor proposition

Africa may not spring to mind when looking for promising tech startups in the same way as London or Silicon Valley but that would be a crippling oversight. Indeed, we’re only seven months into the year and, thanks to tech, investments in 2018 have already hit $168.6m and surpassed the continent’s 2017 VC funding figure of $167.7m, according to WeeTracker, the technology media platform. If this keeps up year-on-year, we may be witnessing the Cambrian Explosion of African tech startups. But to see that evolution, lessons must be learned from current successes