Ever seen innovation in action? It’s like watching magic unfold – where thinkers and doers from Africaare conjuring up ideas that rewrite the rules. These innovations aren’t just changing lives; they’re rewriting our continent’s narrative. Get ready to be amazed.

Comparative Analysis: Building a Thriving Startup Ecosystem in Nigeria and Mauritius

Introduction Happy families share a common set of attributes which lead to happiness, while any of a variety of attributes can cause an unhappy family. In our startup ecosystem, all countries that are thriving economically have an enabling ecosystem and stand on five simple pillars of growth while those countries that are unhealthy could be […]

An Insight Into The Senegalese Startup Ecosystem

 Introduction The African startup ecosystem has been infamously divided into primary and secondary markets. There are major markets like Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and South Africa and minor markets like Senegal  The Senegal startup ecosystem is relatively young. and early-stage having grown from raising just 11 million dollars in 2017 to about 91 million dollars in […]

The Role of Innovation Hubs in the African Startup Ecosystem

Introduction In an increasingly digital world dominated by virtual/augmented realities and many creations that substitute for real life, a physical space known as a hub is critical and indispensable. On the face of it, they are seen as mere co-working spaces which provide shared work environments where various individuals from different businesses can work independently […]

Agritech; Innovation Technology

Water, food, trees, animals, plants, and Agriculture plays a crucial role in various aspects of human society, economy, and the environment. As of September 2021, the global population was around 7.9 billion. The United Nations projected that the world’s population could reach 9.7 billion by 2050. 2050 is less than 30 years away. Does this […]

Rethinking Investment: Powering Change for Our Planet

At Nubia Capital, we believe in the power of conscious decision-making to shape a better future for our planet.Climate change is no longer a distant concern; it’s a pressing reality that demands action.  As a venture capital firm, we recognize our responsibility in driving positive change through the startups we invest in. That’s why we are […]

Driving Africa’s Digital Economy: The Transformative Power of AfCFTA Collaboration

Introduction  Classical trade theory reminds us that countries can reap welfare gains by specialising in producing those goods with the lowest opportunity cost and trading the surplus of production over domestic demand. This is the theory of comparative advantage, which emphasises the relationship between trade and development and how it isn’t easy to understand the […]

Revealed: 88% of Nigeria’s start-ups’re in Lagos

Lagos State has firmly placed itself on the global map after it braced all odds to emerge regional leader in the Africa start-up ecosystem, leaving cities like Nairobi, Kenya; Johannesburg, South Africa; Dakar, Senegal and Accra, Ghana trailing in influence and in start-up funding. This is also as 35 states of Nigeria and the Federal […]

The Economy of Deep Tech Startups

Introduction Deep tech means high innovation technology, an innovation/discovery in science and technology, and advancement in engineering. Shallow tech is the opposite of that.   Artificial intelligence. Blockchain. Quantum computing. Virtual reality. Augmented reality.  These are examples of deep tech and the startups that leverage these to solve problems are referred to as deep tech startups. […]

Startup Disruption in Traditional Industries.

Introduction Innovation has often been defined as the concept of new. A new idea, a new method, a new process. Disruptive innovation is then a new idea, process and method that shakes up an industry in a way that makes it simpler and more accessible – to use for instance what Netflix did with Blockbuster. […]