Financing Start-ups to Build Tomorrow's African Economies

Proparco | Proparco

Devoting an issue of Private Sector & Development to venture capital and the world of start-ups in Africa means looking at a booming market, understanding the main components and discussing the potential negative externalities which can stem from this. Consequently, we wanted to give a voice to experts and avid players, who tell us about their experience. When reading the articles in this issue, we see that the common thread is that development finance institutions (DFIs), which include Proparco, undoubtedly have a crucial role to play. For Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group, this involves a complementarity of operations. Thanks to the work conducted upstream by AFD to establish an ecosystem conducive to the emergence of start-ups (through the creation of incubators, accelerators, etc.), Proparco, for its part, can actively participate in financing these future “tech” champions in Africa.

Capital Markets, Access to Finance, SME Finance & Leasing, Private Equity
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