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Your Hype-Free Guide to Angel Investing in Africa in 2017

Two years ago, LelapaFund embarked on a project that had been brewing for some time: opening access to investments in African start-ups. African start-ups were the hottest deals on the frontier markets horizon, and our plan was to give small investors like ourselves a chance to buy shares in them. This would involve a new regulatory framework, a
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LelapaFund In The News

Get the latest press articles and events about LelapaFund! Collaboration with MyAfricanStartup on the Top 100 African Startups to Invest In In 2017: http://www.myafricanstartup.com/ “East Africa-focused investment platform LelapaFund has pivoted its business model, moving away from equity crowdfunding towards a new closed syndication-style platform, LelapaFLOW, enabling funds and angels to co-invest.” http://disrupt-africa.com/2017/02/lelapafund-shifts-model-launches-co-investing-platform/ AfricaInvestor: http://content.yudu.com/Library/A3wrbr/AfricainvestorVolume/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ffree.yudu.com%2Fitem%2Fdetails%2F3596401%2FAfrica-investor-Volume-13-Issue-5
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Lagos Bound!

Tony Elumelu, one of Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs, is giving a $100 million boost to entrepreneurship across the continent. The fund’s first cohort of 1000 entrepreneurs, selected from approximately 20,000 applications, was announced on Monday, 23 March (Forbes). LelapaFund is thrilled to have been selected alongside such a diverse group of change-makers. As a start-up
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A love letter to the African Diaspora

At its first “Speed Meet” of 2015, Homecoming Revolution welcomes you once again in London on 20-21 March for the largest gathering of international African professionals, recruiters, speakers and media of its kind. It is the place to be if you’re an African seeking prestigious opportunities back home. Get your tickets. Speed-dating is fun, but
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Meet our team in Nairobi, Paris and London !

LelapaFund kicked off 2015 by adding two fresh new brains to its team: Serena Lolo, a Cameroonian student at Sciences Po Paris and Jerry Crossan, an American third culture kid who flew all the way from Boston, MA to settle in Kilimani, the heart of Nairobi’s startup ecosystem.   Serena describes herself as young future
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Crowdinvesting gets France’s “salut“

The past two months here at LelapaFund have flown by, and it’s great to blog from Nairobi again with the team in one place. We hope you enjoyed our first LelapaLetter. The next one will focus on an important part of our mission: bringing crowdinvesting legislation to Africa. In the meantime, here’s a 2 minute
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Getting our Hustle on!

Feels good to be back in our “Bright Continent“! I’m now sitting in snowy rainy Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. I was out of the country for one and a half month, so since my return, good friends here are like – where have you been dude? Got similar remarks from LinkedIn and Facebook contacts, as
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The Burrito Bond

The early stages of a startup often feel like a bit of an emotional roller-coaster. One day you’re full of confidence, the next you’re wondering if you’re crazy…. That’s why it was such an uplifting experience to sit down at the popular burrito joint Chilango yesterday in the Angel neighborhood in London and see this:
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Safari Njema LelapaFund

As Libby‘s journey in Nairobi is coming to an end (I’m still around and will keep running on the roads of Kilimani for 2 days – lucky guy), we start looking back at our achievements over the past couple of days. This trip to NBO has been a giant step for the LelapaFund team. We
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Welcome to Silicon Savannah

LelapaFund team is in Nairobi! As we embark on our journey to crowd-invest Africa, it felt natural for us to make a first stop at the African Mecca of technology and innovation, Nairobi’s iHub. As we’re stepping into the building we bump into Erik Hersman, co-founder of mobile app Ushahidi, founder of BRCK – a backup generator
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