Quote: "What I like the most about building in Africa and building for Africa is that everything is so greenfield."
The Afropolitan Podcast highlights Afropolitans who embrace the unknown and walk with purpose, empowering Africans in the diaspora to maximize their potential and contribute to the development of a progressive black community.
In this episode, we chat with Nadayar Enegesi, CEO and Co-Founder of Eden Life Inc., a tech-driven home management platform in Africa that provides services such as food, laundry, and cleaning. Nadayar, a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Canada, previously worked at Fora Inc. and Andela before co-founding Eden Life.
Nadayar is passionate about using technology to upgrade the home lifestyle and bridge the gap between service providers and service demanders. Listen in as Nadayar shares his journey as an entrepreneur, his time at Andela, the process of assembling his founding team at Eden Life, fundraising advice, and more. He also shares his thoughts on recruiting and maintaining talent, his recommended reading list, and what it means to be Afropolitan.
Nadayar's Reading List:
1:32 Nadayar's entrepreneurial journey and background
4:56 Experience at Andela and its impact on Nadayar's career
6:49 Transitioning into the role of CEO and Co-Founder at Eden Life Inc. and the mission of the company
10:35 Assembling the founding team at Eden Life and the importance of team dynamics
15:48 Fundraising process for Eden Life and advice for early-stage startups seeking funding
19:03 Founders who have influenced Nadayar in the tech space and their impact on his work
21:42 Books that have profoundly impacted Nadayar’s life
25:12 Strategies for recruiting and maintaining top talent at Eden Life
30:27 Hypothetical title of a book about Nadayar's life and the lessons he hopes to share
32:49 Nadayar's perspective on being Afropolitan and the role of diaspora in African innovation
34:38 The impact of Covid-19 on the startup ecosystem and how Eden Life has adapted
The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.
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