#359 – Africa Startup Series – Aaron Fu, Sherpa Ventures - We Really Care About The Ability of Our Businesses To Uplift The Other Businesses in Africa

66 minutes

In episode 359, we welcome our guest, Aaron Fu, general partner for Sherpa Ventures, which focuses on pre-seed investments across Africa. He’s also the co-founder of Venture for Africa, a fellowship for those interested in working for early stage startups in Africa.

 

In today’s episode, we hear from someone who’s seen the evolution of the African startup scene since he first moved there in 2015. We talk about the factors behind the explosive growth the continent has seen in the past few years. Then we hear what led Aaron to launch his own fund last year and the stories of companies he’s funded, which exemplify both the opportunities and challenges they face.

 

As we wind down, Aaron shares the difference between the startup community in Africa and Silicon Valley.

 

Please enjoy this episode with Sherpa Ventures’ Aaron Fu.  

 

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