Team is closing for the year tomorrow (that does not affect Tekedia which will continue sharing insights all through the holiday and Christmas break. Yes, I will be here daily.) The accountants have run the numbers and they looked exceedingly great. 2017 is our best year ever in our business. Our Advisory Services business quadrupled in revenue. Zenvus broke every metric we set in multiples. And our innovation deepened across our businesses. Our Intel FPGA partnership brought huge growth in Eastern and Southern Africa. Our cybersecurity business grew 10x with licensing rights to universities and partnerships with companies.
I have also set a personal business development target for 2018: join a board of a public-traded company. I am in some private ones but I want the public one. I want to know what they discuss in those small rooms under the weight of compliance regulations. Those men and women run the world, and I want to experience it. I have no clue how that will happen, but we have 12 months ahead.
Yes, if your firm is traded in EU/UK, U.S., South Africa and Nigeria and you need a visionary in your Board, you can make this target come live. I have the multi-threat experiences: banker, academic, entrepreneur/businessman and designer. I want to learn and also share insights that will help a firm. This would be awesome. I am waiting for your emails via the Contact Us page here.
Have a great new year ahead.
1. Advance your career with Tekedia Mini-MBA (Sept 13 – Dec 6, 2021): 140 global faculty, online, self-paced, $140 (or N50,000 naira). Click and register here.
2. Click to join Tekedia Capital Syndicate and own a piece of Africa’s finest startups with a minimum of $10,000 investment.3. Register and join me every Saturday at Business Growth Playbooks w/ Ndubuisi Ekekwe (Sept 4 – Oct 23, 2021), Zoom, 4pm WAT; costs N20,000 or $60.