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African Venture Capital: Nigeria and Kenya are leading the continent with startups and fundraising

Published on March 31, 2015

While still small compared to much of the rest of the world, Africa’s startup scene is starting to gather momentum, led by Nigeria and Kenya, according to a new report.

Published by Venture Capital For Africa, or “VC4A,” the report says that Nigeria has the most startups raising capital, but Kenya has attracted more overall investment. However, it also notes that the startup action is still not widely distributed across the continent, with only a handful of other countries attracting meaningful amounts of entrepreneurs or venture capital investments.

“The research shows there are a growing number of businesses that are successfully growing their operations over time and adding much-needed jobs to the African marketplace,” said VC4Africa cofounder Ben White, in a statement. “This is a key message to investors. Now is the time to get involved in this space.” Read more. Source | VB News