When your business experience began with selling garri in Oriendu Market, Ovim, Abia state, after school in primary school, you will possibly have tons of experience in business. Selling garri was easy because it had a standard unit of measure: cup. And grandma could give you guidance on how many cups per naira.
But to be promoted to selling yam, a new skill is required: you need to understand the customer (from the city or local), time in the market (sell if after 4pm to avoid taking it back home), the type of yam (nkaa, obiaturuge, mbala, etc) etc.
Those experiences are critical even when it comes to global commerce. As I wrote in Harvard Business Review a few years ago, every business is local. And we have brought that construct to Tekedia Capital. We see promises in Nigeria and Africa and will continue to support young people.
Tekedia Capital offers a specialty investment vehicle (or investment syndicate) which makes it possible for citizens, groups and organizations to co-invest in innovative startups and young companies in Africa. Capital from these investing entities are pooled together and then invested in a specific company or companies. Our focus is on companies with primary operations in Africa even though they may be legally domiciled within or outside Africa.
Today, young people in Nigeria are honouring us at the Best Venture Capital/ Angel Investor Ecosystem in Nigeria. Join us at Sheraton Hotel Ikeja as Tekedia Nation receives the honour.
To join Tekedia Capital, go here ($1,000 or N430,000 naira). Those who join Tekedia Capital will have access to the startups – and they can invest with a minimum of $10,000 or local equivalent per startup.
1. Advance your career with Tekedia Mini-MBA (Feb 7 – May 7, 2022): top global faculty, online, self-paced, $140 (or N60,000 naira). Click and register here.
2. Click and register for Tekedia Startup Masterclass and master the secrets from start-up to unicorn. Cost is N180,000 naira or $400.
3. Click to join Tekedia Capital Syndicate and own a piece of Africa’s finest startups with a minimum of $10,000 investment.