In this episode of The Startup Show, Briter Bridges Founder Dario Giuliani takes us through their growth from one innovation map on a Friday evening in 2018 to a full-scale business intelligence startup covering emerging markets and specifically Africa.
Dario further breaks down the themes from their recent reports titled The State of Fintech in Emerging Markets and The State of Technology and Investment in Francophone Africa.
We talk about the funding landscape in Africa and try to understand why M&As are more prominent while seed rounds as still quite low in ticket size despite the increase in number. We further discuss the growing need for startups to look at underserved markets like women, rural, poor and unbanked populations in their apps.
On what we can expect from Briter Bridges, Dario promises us more maps and more deep-dive reports 🙂
This episode features:
Dario Giuliani – Founder, Briter Bridges
Eric Jackson – Co-Founder & CTO, Hisa Technologies
Audio Production by Ally Mwakaneno Gakweli
Episode Artwork by Muteti Munyambu – Hisa Technologies