Africa Business Forum to focus on opportunity, innovation in a growing economy
Investors, startups, and entrepreneurs increasingly have their eyes on Africa, where innovation and creativity combined with fast growth and a young population are among the strengths to be explored at the 5th annual Berkeley Haas Africa Business Forum.
OBAMA FOUNDATION LEADERS: AFRICA SERVICE PROJECT
The Africa program will bring together 200 emerging leaders from 45 countries across the continent to explore new ways to take on the biggest challenges in their communities.
Blockchain's Potential in Africa
As crypto fever gripped many leading economies in 2018, Africa was shaping its own blockchain narrative—one more grounded in utility than speculation. Over the last year, the continent saw several ICOs and token launches. And use cases for blockchain in Africa are emerging to solve problems and unlock potential in agriculture, solar-energy, health-care, government, and beyond.
How venture capitalists make money and why it matters to you
Successful companies require 3 ingredients: the right idea at the right time with the right team. While the first two ingredients are no doubt important, in order to achieve any level of success, it requires a great team with a common goal.
Male and Female Entrepreneurs Get Asked Different Questions by VCs — and It Affects How Much Funding They Get
There is an enormous gender gap in venture capital funding in the United States. Female entrepreneurs receive only about 2% of all venture funding, despite owning 38% of the businesses in the country. The prevailing hope among academics, policy makers, and practitioners alike has been that this gap will narrow as more women become venture capitalists. However, homophily does not seem to be the only culprit behind the funding gap. Over the past several years, the U.S. has seen an increase in the number of female venture capitalists (from 3% of all VCs in 2014 to an estimated 7% today), but the funding gap has only widened.
Venture capital funds led by people of color face more bias the better they perform, Stanford researchers find
In their evaluations of high-performing venture capital funds, professional investors rate white-led teams more favorably than they do black-led teams with identical credentials, a new Stanford study finds