#43: Africa Tech - 2022 & Beyond (Creator Roundtable #1)
Afrobility: Africa Tech and BusinessDecember 04, 2021
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#43: Africa Tech - 2022 & Beyond (Creator Roundtable #1)

Overview: Today, we’re going to have a creator roundtable to discuss the African tech ecosystem. We’ll discuss the biggest 2021 moments in Africa Tech and our hopes for the ecosystem in 2022. This episode was co-hosted with Justin Norman & Samora Kariuki and recorded on Nov 28, 2021.

Companies discussed: Adamantium Fund, The Flip Podcast, Frontier Fintech newsletter, Wave, Andela, Flutterwave, Entrepreneur First, Safeboda, Chipper Cash, FTX, Upstart, Helium Health (Magic Fund), Twiga Foods, Omnibiz, Safaricom, mPharma & Paystack

Business concepts discussed: M&A, regulation, employment enablement, infrastructure moats, Web3 decentralization, fundraising strategy, operator-investors & Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) strategy

Conversation highlights:

  • (01:10) -  Adamantium Fund (early stage Africa Tech investment fund) announcement
  • (07:50) - 2021 moments in Africa Tech: Samora, Justin, Bankole & Olumide
  • (1:08:20) - What I would like to see in Africa Tech 2022: Samora, Justin, Bankole & Olumide
  • (1:40:08) - Roundtable creator questions
  • (2:22:30) - 2022 plans: The Flip Podcast, Frontier FinTech newsletter & Afrobility Podcast
  • (2:33:40) - Recommendations & small wins

Olumide’s recommendations & small wins:

  • Recommendation: Workout dance/aerobics classes & Encanto movie
  • Small win: Talking to people about the about-to-launch Adamantium Africa Tech fund (memo). Great conversations with potential LPs. Exciting! Email olumide@afrobility.com if you're interested in investing

Bankole’s recommendations & small wins:

Samora’s recommendations & small wins:

  • Recommendation: The Box (by Marc Levinson)
  • Small win: Moving to Kenya permanently next week (from Burundi) with my German Shepherd

Justin’s recommendations & small wins:

  • Recommendation: Micah Johnson’s NFT project Aku
  • Small win: My alma mater the University of Michigan beating Ohio State in football.

Interested in investing in Africa Tech. Read about Adamantium fund & contact olumide@afrobility.com for more info

Listeners: We’d love to hear from you. Email info@afrobility.com with feedback!

Founders & Operators: We'd love to hear about what you're working on, email us at info@afrobility.com

Investors: It would be great to link up with you. Contact us at info@afrobility.com

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