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Mobolaji Adeoye: More Chinese VC Investment is on its Way to Africa in 2020

Mobolaji Adeoye, founder and chief investment officer of Consonance Investment Managers, an Africa-focused early stage and growth investing firm.

Mobolaji Adeoye, founder of Consonance Investment Managers, is a highly-regarded early-stage investor in the African start-up sector and provided his outlook for the year ahead in the VC space that attracted $1.27 billion of venture capital investment in 2019.

Mobolaji Adeoye’s Outlook for Chinese VC Investment in Africa

  • THE CHINESE PREFERENCE FOR INVESTING AMONG THEMSELVES: “Big-ticket Chinese investment is not yet reaching local founders. According to disclosed investment information, Chinese VCs still have a preference for their own, but this is likely to change once Chinese fund of funds turn their attention to Africa.”
  • FROM TELECOMS TO TECH: “Chinese investment in African telecoms is nothing new: Huawei dominates the African telecom equipment market and Transsion has been selling and manufacturing mobile phones in Africa since 2008. Chinese investment in African technology, however, is a new trend.”

Read Mobolaji Adeoye’s full forecast of African venture trends to watch in 2020 on VC4A website.

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