Many intuitively think about America as the land of opportunity: places such as Silicon Valley, New York, LA, Austin, and the like. The world is changing and opportunity is rising everywhere. A big push to investment and startup opportunity is happening all over the African continent. Consider this: in 2019 , the 5 fastest-growing economies in the world were in Africa – Ghana, South Sudan, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Cote d'Ivoire – expanded more than 2x worldwide averages.
Big tech has been an increasingly growing partner in Africa – Google with their AI Lab, Facebook, and Microsoft are flourishing building and job investment in Africa. There are several tech unicorns in Africa (meaning over $1 billion valuation non-public companies) – Flutterwave is is one such offering.
And it doesn't stop with tech: massive growth is being witnessed in industries such as agriculture, healthcare, education, energy, and finance.
Africa is a new land of opportunity – but where do you start? Check out the following infographic on where and how invest in Africa with meaning at Empower Africa: