4:30—6:00 PM
Center for Global Development
2055 L St, NW
- Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Venture Capital & African Development

This event is co-hosted with Heritage Africa, as part of their Diaspora Dialogues event series.


Chinedu Enekwe, Partner and Developer at Affiniti Ventures, Investment Fund Advisor, Securities Attorney & Startup Mentor


Mercy Erhiawarien, Executive Director, Heritage Africa
Gyude Moore, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development


For several years, Africa has gained a reputation as the next frontier for tech and social enterprises. In reality, the startup economy is growing with more and more venture capital firms making greater investments on the continent. According to Partech, more than $1 billion was raised by African tech startups in 2018. Increasing investment in startups and small businesses bodes well for countries as it often means increasing employment opportunities through job creation. For the African diaspora, participating in Africa's growth through investment in business is a critical opportunity. When Africans in the diaspora invest in their continent, they contribute to improving prosperity and empowering fellow Africans to fulfill their potential and achieve economic and social progress. At this Dialogue, Chinedu Enekwe addresses the role venture capital, and the African diaspora, can play in growing the African economy. He offers his experience and wisdom in launching your startup in Africa and securing venture capital funds.


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