Investors

Convertible Notes vs. Equity Investments: Pros and Cons

In the realm of startup financing, investors often face the decision between convertible notes and equity investments. Each option presents unique advantages and disadvantages, catering to different investor preferences, risk tolerances, and stages of a startup's lifecycle.

June 26th, 2024 | 4 min read | Olamide Bankole

The Two Decision Aids that Fundamental Investors Should Use…But Often Don’t

Discover the essential decision aids often overlooked by fundamental investors: scenario analysis and qualitative factors assessment.

June 19th, 2024 | 4 min read | Olamide Bankole

Why do investors say you need a business co-founder?

Why exactly do investors emphasize the necessity of a co-founder in building a successful business? In this article, we delve into the compelling reasons behind this common assertion.

May 29th, 2024 | 4 min read | Olamide Bankole

The $30 Billion Social Commerce Opportunity in Africa!

Social commerce is transforming the African economy and how entrepreneurs and small businesses can tap into this opportunity.

May 3rd, 2024 | 4 min read | Dapo Thomas

The Investment Chase: How Figg is Transforming Private Market Access in Africa

How Figg is spearheading the transformation of Africa's private markets, tackling challenges and seizing opportunities to drive impactful investments

April 26th, 2024 | 5 min read | Dapo Thomas

Are We in a New Digital Health Funding Cycle?

The digital health sector is experiencing a transformative period, marked by innovative solutions, creative financing processes, and increased investor interest.

April 24th, 2024 | 2 min read | Olamide Bankole

Where Do You Source Your Failures From? The Complex Terrain of Venture Investing

In this article, we'll look into the complexities and pitfalls of venture investing and explore strategies for mitigating risks and maximizing returns.

April 18th, 2024 | 2 min read | Olamide Bankole

10 Things You Didn't Know About the EdTech Industry

The education technology (EdTech) industry is booming, but it's more than just online textbooks and virtual classrooms. Let's dive into some surprising facts and hidden gems of this dynamic field.

March 27th, 2024 | 1 min read | Olamide Bankole

Case Study: Tapingo - Delivering Convenience to Hungry College Students

How Tapingo ensured College Students skipped the long lunch queues. Case Study on building for a Niche market.

March 27th, 2024 | 9 min read | Dapo Thomas

The Strategy of Low-Risk, High-Reward Investing

Investing in financial markets can often feel like navigating a minefield, with volatility, uncertainty, and risk lurking at every turn. However, for investors seeking to maximize returns while minimizing risk, the concept of "low-risk, high-reward" investing holds particular allure.

March 20th, 2024 | 2 min read | Olamide Bankole

The Future of Transportation: Investing in Mobility and Smart Cities

In an era marked by rapid urbanization, technological advancements, and environmental concerns, the landscape of transportation is undergoing a profound transformation. As cities grapple with congestion, pollution, and inefficient infrastructure, innovative solutions are emerging to revolutionize the way people and goods move within urban environments. This paradigm shift presents compelling investment opportunities in the burgeoning fields of mobility and smart cities.

February 29th, 2024 | 2 min read | Olamide Bankole

Real Estate Crowdfunding: A New Frontier for Development Investments?

In recent years, real estate crowdfunding has emerged as a groundbreaking way for investors to participate in development projects. This innovative approach democratizes access to real estate investments, allowing individuals to pool their resources and fund projects that were once only accessible to institutional investors.

February 21st, 2024 | 2 min read | Olamide Bankole

Featured Article: How crowdfunding actually works in 2024, and whether you should use it to raise money

Crowdfunding has had its ups and downs, but it still might be the right path to success for your startup

February 8th, 2024 | 9 min read | Dapo Thomas

Spotting Red Flags: Due Diligence Tips for Startup Investors

Investing in startups is a thrilling journey, but it's not without its risks. Successful startup investing requires a keen eye for detail, strategic thinking, and a thorough due diligence process. In this blog post, we'll explore the art of spotting red flags during due diligence and provide tips for startup investors to navigate potential pitfalls.

January 31st, 2024 | 3 min read | Olamide Bankole

The Art and Science of Startup Valuation: A Definitive Guide for Investors

In this article, we'll explore the intricacies of startup valuation, demystifying the process for seasoned investors and newcomers alike.

January 24th, 2024 | 3 min read | Olamide Bankole

2024 Investment Outlook: Navigating Trends and Predictions

In this blog post, we embark on a journey through the key themes, emerging trends, and insightful predictions that are set to define the investment landscape in the new year.

January 3rd, 2024 | 2 min read | Olamide Bankole

Which Investor Holds the Edge: Preferred Shareholder or Convertible Note Holder?

In this article, we'll dissect the characteristics of Preferred Shareholders and Convertible Note Holders, shedding light on the nuances that define each and exploring the factors that may make one the smarter investor.

December 19th, 2023 | 2 min read | Olamide Bankole

Insights into Global Economic Trends and Their Significance for Investors

This article delves into the intricate web of global economic trends, unraveling key insights and exploring their profound significance for investors seeking to make informed and strategic decisions.

November 29th, 2023 | 2 min read | Olamide Bankole

Navigating Tax Benefits: A Guide on Claiming SEIS and EIS Income Tax Relief

In this article, we will unravel the intricacies of claiming SEIS and EIS income tax relief, providing investors with a comprehensive guide to maximising the benefits these schemes offer.

November 22nd, 2023 | 2 min read | Olamide Bankole

Building a Diverse Exit Portfolio: Why One Size Doesn't Fit All

In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of diversity in exit strategies, exploring why a tailored approach is crucial for optimizing returns and mitigating risks.

November 16th, 2023 | 4 min read | Benita Riagbayire

SPACs Make a Comeback: What You Should Know

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) have experienced a resurgence in recent years, capturing the attention of investors. It is essential for investors to understand what SPACs are and how they work. In this blog post, we'll explore the resurgence of SPACs and what you should know about them.

November 1st, 2023 | 1 min read | Olamide Bankole

Crowdfunding for Impact: Investing with a Purpose

Crowdfunding for impact, also known as impact investing, is gaining momentum as a means of aligning one's investments with personal values and societal goals.

October 26th, 2023 | 2 min read | Benita Riagbayire

Warren Buffett's Investment Philosophy: Lessons from the Oracle of Omaha

Warren Buffett, often referred to as the "Oracle of Omaha," is one of the most successful investors in history. In this blog post, we'll delve into Warren Buffett's investment philosophy and extract valuable lessons that investors can apply to their investment strategy.

October 25th, 2023 | 2 min read | Olamide Bankole

The Psychology of Risk Aversion: Why Do Investors Fear Losses More Than They Desire Gains?

Managing risk aversion is essential for investors who want to make sound financial decisions while navigating the emotional complexities of investing. Here are several strategies to help manage risk aversion

October 20th, 2023 | 2 min read | Benita Riagbayire

Market Timing vs. Time in the Market: What Matters More?

Does market timing or time in the market matter more? In this blog post, we'll explore these two approaches and why the answer might not be as straightforward.

October 4th, 2023 | 2 min read | Olamide Bankole

Navigating Market Volatility: Strategies for Savvy Investors

Investing in financial markets often comes with its fair share of ups and downs. While volatility can be unsettling, it also presents opportunities for savvy investors. In this blog post, we'll explore some valuable insights and strategies to help investors navigate market turbulence and make informed decisions.

September 29th, 2023 | 2 min read | Olamide Bankole

Building a Diverse Crowdfunding Investment Portfolio in Africa

Building a diverse crowdfunding investment portfolio in Africa is essential for several reasons. It not only spreads risk but also harnesses the potential for higher returns and positive social impact.

September 5th, 2023 | 3 min read | Benita Riagbayire

Evaluating Startup Opportunities: Key Factors for Angel Investors to Consider

Startup investors face many risks when investing in new businesses.

August 16th, 2023 | 1 min read | Benita Riagbayire

The Future of Augmented and Virtual Reality: Identifying Companies at the Forefront of AR/VR Innovation

AR uses digital elements to enhance a live view, often accessed through a smartphone camera. VR, on the other hand, replaces the real world with a completely immersive virtual environment.

August 5th, 2023 | 3 min read | Dapo Thomas

Telemedicine Disruption: Investment Opportunities in the Fast-Growing Healthcare Industry

Although providing medical assistance through telecommunication is not new, it has recently gained significant acceptance. Telemedicine's popularity can be attributed to consumers' growing comfort with digital applications

August 3rd, 2023 | 3 min read | Dapo Thomas

The Power of Network Effects: How to Identify and Invests in Companies with Strong Network Effects

This happens because the more users there are, the more value is added to the product or service for everyone. The network effect is a cumulative process that increases benefits for existing users every time a new user joins the network.

May 25th, 2023 | 3 min read | Dapo Thomas

What is an NFT and is it a worthwhile investment?

NFTs are unique, one-of-a-kind tokens that are stored on the blockchain and can represent ownership of digital items and digital collectibles.

April 28th, 2023 | 2 min read | Dapo Thomas

The Future of Sustainable Investing: Understanding the Impact of ESG Criteria on Financial Returns

Is sustainable investing a commercially viable strategy?

March 7th, 2023 | 3 min read | Dapo Thomas

Behavioural Finance and Common Investor Biases

Some of the biases we face as investors affect our decision-making. In this essay, we attempt to explain some of them and their impact on decision-making.

February 23rd, 2023 | 3 min read | Dapo Thomas

Industries to watch this year

As the global economy shifts from extreme optimism to pessimism about the future, markets everywhere lose value. A good time to make a long-term bet is now as we start to see the true value of assets. Here are some industries worth paying close attention to.

February 21st, 2023 | 3 min read | Dapo Thomas

Maximizing Efficiency with AI: A Step-by-Step Guide for Incorporating AI into Your Workflow

Does Artificial Intelligence make you more efficient? Read more to find out..

February 21st, 2023 | 4 min read | Dapo Thomas

What does it mean to own equity in a start up?

Equity investing and the different terms explained.

February 21st, 2023 | 3 min read | Dapo Thomas

Should investors at the early stage in Africa, get tax breaks?

The need for tax breaks for startup investors in a developing economy

February 17th, 2023 | 2 min read | Dapo Thomas

How to analyze Investment opportunities through equity crowdfunding

Step-by-step guide on analyzing an equity crowdfunding investment opportunity

January 30th, 2023 | 3 min read | Dapo Thomas

Artificial Intelligence and what it means for the future.

This essay will explore the evolution of AI and its future outlook

January 10th, 2023 | 2 min read | Dapo Thomas

What exactly is a peer-to-peer money transfer network?

Peer-to-Peer financial networks eliminate the need for a third-party institution to process transactions, resulting in faster and more cost-effective money transfers.

December 4th, 2022 | 2 min read | Dapo Thomas

Understanding the Basics of Cloud Kitchens: What You Need to Know

What is the future of the delivery-only restaurant?

December 4th, 2022 | 2 min read | Dapo Thomas

The Evolution of Fintech

How has Fintech evolved?

November 28th, 2022 | 5 min read | Dapo Thomas

Health tech: What is it and why it should be on your radar

The impact of technology in the healthcare industry, examples of startups building in the industry and what the future holds

November 21st, 2022 | 3 min read | Dapo Thomas

Proptech: The Technology Pushing Real Estate to the Future

What is Proptech? Examples of businesses trying to revolutionalise the industry

November 14th, 2022 | 4 min read | Dapo Thomas

A simple roadmap for planning your investment strategy for a new year

Thinking about starting your investing journey next year? Here are some tips to help you along the way

November 4th, 2022 | 4 min read | Dapo Thomas

What type of Investor are you

How much risk are you willing to take on, and how does that affect your investment decisions?

November 4th, 2022 | 2 min read | Dapo Thomas

The ultimate guide to understanding investment returns

The relationship between risk and returns and how early investors can make money from startups

October 24th, 2022 | 3 min read | Dapo Thomas

The rise of the retail investors

The army of investors shaking up global financial markets, do not match the historical stereotype

October 17th, 2022 | 5 min read | Dapo Thomas

Read this before investing in a SaaS startup

What SaaS means, what to look out for and why I would add it to my portfolio

October 8th, 2022 | 3 min read | Dapo Thomas

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