Episode 19: Why You Should NOT Start a Business with a Family Member in Africa?
Tomi Davies is a futurist Techpreneur in love with all things Tech and Africa, especially mobile and Nigeria. As an IT systems analyst turned advisor, public speaker, author and angel investor, Tomi has worked with organizations such as Ernst & Young, Marks & Spencer, Elf, and the One Laptop Per Child project.
Today, Tomi is the co-founder of the Lagos Angel Network (LAN) and the President of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN) which focuses on investing on African tech startups. Tomi’s personal goal is to inspire “maximizing the creating of social and economic value using technology”.
In this episode, we touched on the definition of success, the difference in project management between the West and Africa, his advise for Africans in the diaspora looking to get involve in the growing African markets, and the main question of why you should not start a business with a family member in Africa.