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Angel Investing in Africa With Biola Alabi (Co-Founder of Atika Ventures)

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Quote - “Technology is bringing us back all together.”

The Afropolitan Podcast spotlights Afropolitans who aren’t afraid to step into the unknown and walk in purpose. With this podcast we hope to empower Africans in the Diaspora to harness their full potential and contribute to the development of a bold and progressive black community.

Our guests will share their working formulas, the hard facts about leaving familiar terrain, embracing the unknown, and staying relevant afterwards.

This episode features Biola Alabi, Co-Founder of Atika Ventures; a women-led venture fund providing early-stage capital to consumer technology start-ups in West and East Africa.

Biola is a Non-Executive Director at Unilever Nig. Plc. and Monty Mobile, an Angel Investor at Lagos Angel Network and the Executive Producer at Biola Alabi Media and Entertainment. She is passionate about investing in startups that will solve real problems at scale.

Listen and enjoy as Biola Alabi talks to us about investing in startups and how the investment landscape has changed over the last decade.

Biola’s Reading List

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life) by Cathie Black

True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership by Bill George

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Show Notes

1:37 Lagos Angel Network

2:43 Changes/challenges in the investment landscape over the last 10 years

3:59 Advice to startups in the current regulatory environment

5:37 What do you look for in investing in startups

7:20 Advice/strategies for founders in recruiting/retaining talent

8:54 Managing expectations of Limited Partner (LPs)

11:22 First angel investment

12:50 First encounter with failure and experience learnt

15:44 Transparency as a founder

18:09 Background and upbringing  

23:19 Reading list  

27:26 Title of the book about your life

28:59 What does being Afropolitan mean to you

The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan.

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