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 successfully held our first meetings as a team, which involved raising awareness on our endeavor to bring access to capital to African small businesses through cross-border crowd-investing.

Not only did the various engagements go very well, but we also managed not to kill each other (…). A South African and a Cameroonian couldn’t get along better. The LelapaTeam has a strong focus on collaboration and we always keep an open spirit.

For us, these two values (collaboration and openness) are also the core forces underlying the crowd-investing movement that we hope will emerge in Africa.

Stay tuned.

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Libby & Bobok – LelapaTeam

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 for the internet, and co-founder of Savannah Fund. A very nice chat with him revealed some of BRCK’s recent production delays (we’re looking forward to receiving ours!). Now we’re heading to the 3rd floor for our meeting with Mr Mbwana Alliy, Savannah Fund‘s Managing Partner and fountain of wisdom for all things tech in Africa.

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