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Career Ludovic Ouattara, the Citizen Entrepreneur

Over fifty years old, Ludovic Ouattara is now a serial entrepreneur. After years of doing business in Belgium, he returned to his country in 2012 where he launched several companies, taking up concepts developed in Europe, and adapting them to the local landscape. Among them, Djoba, a solution for transfer,...

Partech Africa A 2019 African year … and profitable

In January 2019, Partech Africa had just reached a final closing at €125M ($143M), opened Nairobi offices and closed 3 deals in 2018. One year later, he announces 8 new transactions including 6 new companies, reaching now a total of 9 portfolio startups. Half of these transactions were between $3M and $7M.   ...
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Nigeria, Kobo360 logistics start-up raises $ 30 million

The e-logistics platform linking Nigeria's freight-forwarding truck-to-cargo service offering, Kobo360, raised $ 30 million to finance its expansion. Led by the Goldman Sachs Bank, the roundtable raised $ 20 million with the participation of Asia Africa Investment and Consulting, TLcom Capital, Y Combinator and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). In...