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7 Tips for Financing Your New Business

As Inc. states, “Nothing is scarcer than cash (except maybe sleep) when you’re just starting out.” One of the most common questions that budding entrepreneurs ask is, “How do I find the money to start my business?” While there are a variety of ways to obtain funding for your business, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer.

Should you run multiple businesses as an entrepreneur? Part 2

Some warnings on serial entrepreneurship Starting lots of businesses is every bit as exciting as indicated. That being said, you need to keep in mind that there are risks, disappointments and stressors. Here are a few disclaimers: Beware when starting any business. To be an entrepreneur is to take risk. To live life in general […]

Should you run multiple businesses as an entrepreneur? Part 1

There are two types of entrepreneurs: those who start one company and those who start lots of companies. Those who start lots of companies like to describe themselves as “serial entrepreneurs’’ and this is evident in companies like Amazon, UBA Group, Tesla and Twitter which are very different companies, but with one common denominator: their […]

3 startup lessons from Kobo360’s $30 million fund raise

This week, we were proud to co-lead the $30 million Series A funding for one of our portfolio companies, e-logistics platform Kobo360, building upon their $6 million seed funding in 2018. For African tech startups, it’s an indication of not only how much this sector is evolving, but also an inspiration for those at an earlier […]