by York Zucchi (edited by Pete Guest) I live and invest in sub-Saharan Africa and I am passionate about its potential, but I am not unrealistic. African countries are, in many ways, inefficient markets. They often lack transparency and accountability in their institutions. However, they present many opportunities that are simply not as easily available […]
Africa is a fascinating topic. Obviously to take the whole of Africa is a gross generalization, but the eyes of the world’s investment community appear – at least from my discussions and meetings – to start to turn towards Africa and not just on the classic play of commodities and infrastructure.
Today I am happy to announce the 2nd of 5 big announcements. (the 1st was the launch of the dating site for businesses — where we match businesses with each other — think Tinder for SMEs — www.JoinTheEquation.com As many of you know I am passionate about this amazing minestrone of a continent called Africa. But one thing is talking about […]
Business innovator and former banker York Zucchi shares his enthusiasm for “the biggest sector you’ve never heard of”. In Africa alone, there are more than a million small businesses participating in primary health care, all in need of entrepreneurial skills. If you’ve got them, and enough hunger, here is where you can make good, and […]
As a seasoned Swiss born globetrotter who — after years of working in large corporates around the world and who in 2007 quit his job at Goldman Sachs to become an entrepreneur in Africa, my view from the ground is that “Africa” doesn’t yet exist. Africa is not USA or China. Africa is not a country nor […]