Africa’s tech industry is catching up

Africa is a long way behind, but we’ve got the benefit of leapfrogging.

Refilwe Moloto

The more fractured the system the more opportunity there is.

Refilwe Moloto

Africa is the fastest growing investment destination of all tech industries.

Refilwe Moloto

John Maytham interviewed Ambassador Advisory Founder and Principal Advisor Refilwe Moloto about the business of tech in Africa today.

Moloto sees tech in Africa through the lens of the continent’s rapid catch-up and as a concrete sign of its demographic dividend.

She spoke about similarities between Africa’s rate of growth and Silicon Valley.

Moloto also touched on who the investors are that are ploughing into tech on the continent.

Listen to the interview in the audio below.

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