Venture capitalist and Builder; Chika Umeadi offers an insider's perspective on innovation and entrepreneurship across Africa. As a founding partner at Tiphub VC, a venture capital firm backing African and diaspora founders, Chika has unique insights into the continent's startup ecosystem. His experience as a product manager at Google also equips him to share best practices for building world-class products.
In this unfiltered conversation, Chika unpacks his approach to venture capital, from evaluating founders to identifying high-potential ideas. He discusses emerging trends in African tech, spotlighting opportunities he finds most exciting. Chika also draws on lessons learned from the top startups and products he's worked with, advising how African companies can adopt proven strategies for growth and impact.
Their conversation covered:
👉 [07:38] Overview of the current State of innovation in Africa
👉 [12:01] Talking the Power of Courage
👉 [24:21] Talk about Innovation and Sustainability in Africa
👉 [40:42] Betting on great technology and people
If you’re interested in learning more about Chika Umeadi’s perspective and multifaceted look at the forces propelling innovation across Africa and the ups and downs of investing, tune in to this episode of The Cast.
About the show:
The Cast, hosted by Dennis, explores and chronicles the ideas and opportunities that are driving this new movement of digital money. Dennis interviews leaders, engineers, and operators in blockchain, venture capital, decentralized finance (DeFi), and financial inclusion to get their insights on the future of money and how it will impact the global south.
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