Episode 9: Why is it so hard to raise capital in Africa from an African Investor
Over the past 3 months, we have been chatting with different African Entrepreneurs and one of the main issues they encounter is raising capital. So, we have decided to bring in an African Investor, Youssouf Carius, to tell us more about the investment landscape in Africa and why is it so hard for African Entrepreneurs to raise capital.
Youssouf is the Managing Director and Founder of Pulsar Partners (www.pulsar-investment.com), an investment company based in Ivory Coast and Mauritius, and the Vice President and Chief Economist at Bloomfield Investment Company. Youssouf is also an entrepreneur himself as he recently started Pulsar Partners with $4 Million capital asset to provide seed capital to African startups and invest in high growth African Companies.
In this episode, Youssouf touches on the main criteria he looks for before investing in African startups or African companies, and what you should do as an African Entrepreneur looking to raise capital.