Vital Capital Managing Partner Nimrod Gerber recently shared insights on how to make successful – and impactful – investments in Africa with ImpactAlpha. The article, “Three lessons impact investors can offer venture capitalists looking for deals in Africa,” looks at the opportunity for the influx of VC funding into the continent, which topped $5.2 billion in 2021, to drive social, environmental and economic progress.
Based on Vital’s deep experience of building scalable businesses that transform lives across emerging markets, Gerber offers three pieces of advice to newer investors in the region: “First, ask who will really benefit from an investment. Second, consider the investment’s potential negative impacts. And third, question whether the problem can truly be leap-frogged.”
The article is available to subscribers of ImpactAlpha, here.