According to the DISRUPT AFRICA AFRICAN TECH STARTUPS FUNDING REPORT 2015, launched today, 125 tech startups raised funding in 2015 around the African continent, to the tune of US$185,785,500.
South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya proved investors’ favoured destinations in 2015; with 36 per cent of the startups that raised funding based in South Africa, 24 per cent in Nigeria, and Kenya in third place with 14.4 per cent of deals.
The top three highest amounts of funding also went to these three locations. South African startups raised in excess of US$54,568,000 throughout the year; Nigerian startups received over US$49,404,000; and Kenyan startups brought home over US$47,365,000.
As a self-employed person your biggest enemy is COMPLACENCY. It’s a bit like working in IT: things change really fast and if you don’t remain flexible and alert, things will change around you and leave you behind.
Have a quick think about your business now. Do you recognise any of these characteristics?
Most of your work comes from:
There are plenty of things that people who DO NOT work for themselves believe about the self-employed life. Way too many for one piece. So instead, I have chosen to focus on the ones I encounter the most, which I find the most annoying.
1) You work less
Entrepreneur: hard at work
Somehow just about everyone believes
I grew up in a small town in Lesotho called Diphiring, Berea. I was one of the privileged kids whose father worked in the mines. Every Christmas we would get lot of hampers as part of my fathers’ bonus.
Having tea and bread in the morning, you were seen as rich. NotNot many kids in my village had that luxury.
I started selling tea and coffee in the village. I was going house to house selling a teaspoon of tea and coffee at a minimum fee. My sales skills and negotiation skills were developed. I was only 8 years old.
Kids from the village would ask me for tea but instead of giving them for free, I would hand them a tin of tea to sell on my behalf, and when they reach their targets, they would get a teaspoon of tea as a reward. Business started booming and everyone wanted to be an agent. The rest is history…..
When I saw the same spark in my kids, I had to