In this month’s episode of the Afritech XYZ Podcast, we speak to Baobab Network’s Head of Ventures, Arthur Chupeau. From the beautiful city of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, Arthur [fondly called Art] shared his business story and spoke to us about the tech scene in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic. We share some insights below.
The growth of the African technology ecosystem has by no means been an easy feat. The ecosystem’s growth is as a result of the hard work and contributions of key individuals and companies that have, and continue to work tirelessly to ensure the growth of the African economy through innovation and technology.
Africa is indeed one of the most unique places in the world to do business therefore any kind of growth whatsoever needs to be celebrated. Political unrest, lack of adequate infrastructure, and lack of access to affordable internet, are just some of the challenges of doing business on the continent. Somewhat excitingly, these same challenges are inspiring African innovators to create solutions that stand to not just change Africa but possibly the world.