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TechCabal Weekly

English, News, 1 season, 12 episodes, 4 hours, 56 minutes
TechCabal Weekly is a roundup of the most important tech news from around Africa every week.
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Lesson for fintechs on fundraising and corporate governance | Ecobank Fintech Breakfast 2.0

Fundraising can be a difficult path to navigate, no matter what sector a startup operates in. For early-stage startups, in particular, understanding how to approach fundraising can be a major cause of headaches for their founders.    Asides from fundraising, navigating good corporate governance as an early-stage startup is also critical, and we've particularly seen the importance of this year.   On the 4th of November, 2022, for the second edition of the Ecobank Fintech Breakfast series, several industry experts spoke about the role of good corporate governance in the fintech industry and what fintechs need to know about securing investments.  The speakers at the event were Tosin Iyayi - Partner, Aluko & Oyebode, Yemi Keri - Co-founder, Rising Tide Africa, Yele Oyekola - Co-founder & CEO, Duplo, Lexi Novitske - General Partner, Norrseken22 and Chinedu Onuoha - Managing Director at Mzuri Solutions Limited.   The Ecobank Fintech Breakfast series is brought to you by Ecobank Nigeria in partnership with TechCabal.
12/2/20222 hours, 16 seconds
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The Ecobank Fintech Breakfast Series in partnership with TechCabal

Fintechs dominate Africa's tech industry, and for good reason. For instance, in 2021, two-thirds of venture funding raised by African startups went to fintechs. 6 out of Africa's 8 unicorns are also fintechs.    Although the entry of fintechs into African financial services first seemed like a threat to traditional players, particularly banks, that is fast changing. Today, banks are seeing fintechs less as competitors and more as partners as it has become clearer that collaboration is what the industry needs to enter into a new wave of growth.   On Friday, April 22nd, for the first edition of the Ecobank Fintech Breakfast series, several industry experts spoke about what these fintech-bank collaborations entail and how they can benefit both sides. They included Tomilola Majekodunmi, CEO of Bankly, Gbenga Ajayi - Partner, QED Investors, Daniel Ahouassa -Co-founder and Co- CEO, Weblogy, Isaac Kamuta - Group Head: Cash - Payments, Cash Management and Client Access, Ecobank Group, and Tayo Oviosu, Founder and CEO, Paga Group.    They discussed how to identify the right partners, how to structure partnerships that work, how to manage the challenges that may arise from partnering, and how to expand across the continent by leveraging partnerships
5/25/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 44 seconds