Unlocking Africa

How to Build Investment-Worthy Startups: Insights From the Godfather of Angel Investing in Africa, Tomi Davies

March 18, 2024 Episode 114
Unlocking Africa
How to Build Investment-Worthy Startups: Insights From the Godfather of Angel Investing in Africa, Tomi Davies
Show Notes

Episode 114 with Harry 'Tomi Davies (TD), who is a Systems Analyst turned Public Speaker and author, Tech Strategy Advisor and Angel Investor, who is also Collaborator-in-Chief at TVC Labs, co-founder of the Lagos Angel Network (LAN) and President of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN).

He is also widely regarded as the "godfather of angel investing" in Africa. TD is an active stakeholder and speaker in the African startup ecosystem, and he uses his wealth of experience and network to guide the next generation of innovative African startups that are creating economic value and social impact.

What We Discuss With Tomi Davies (TD)

  • Can you give us an overview of your new book, "Investment Worthy Startup," and how it aims to assist startups in Africa?
  • The POEM framework—proposition, organisation, economics, and milestones—is a central aspect of your book. Can you expand on what the POEM framework is?
  • Can you share some insights into the current state of the entrepreneurial landscape in Africa as a whole?
  • What are some success stories or notable achievements from your portfolio of African tech startups as an angel investor focused on economic value and social impact?
  • What advice would you give to young entrepreneurs looking to embark on their startup journey in Africa?

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Scaling in Africa: The Art and Science of Scaling Commercial Ventures in Sub-Saharan Africa with Scott Walker? Make sure to check it out!

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