Mark Kleyner- Venture Capital in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Kurious K

12-02-2023 • 58 mins

In this podcast episode, we will delve into the world of venture capital in Africa and the challenges faced by aspiring investors. Mark Kleyner, who is an expert in the field, will share the mission and focus of DREAM VC, an investor accelerator program in Africa that supports and mentors individuals looking to break into venture capital.  We will also discuss the importance of gender diversity in the industry, and the declining amount of funding going to female founders in Africa. Mark will share his story prior to starting Dream VC,  why there are limited investments by African Angel Networks and problems with engaging African UHNWI.  Finally, we will take a look at the current state of venture capital investment globally, including data on global funding to startups, global venture funding, and venture capital deals in Africa. Mark will provide insights on the opportunities and challenges for venture capital investment in Africa, and what needs to change for a successful startup investor ecosystem to thrive in African countries and more.  Information on Dream VC:  Register Interest for Dream VC's programs: https://forms.gle/N6r7vjRfDgdUPHEZ6  Visit Dream VC's website to learn more about how to break in or advance your potential career in the African Venture Capital Industry, through their remote training programs: www.dream-vc.com  See Dream VC's Flagship 5-month comprehensive program for experienced professionals, operators and aspiring leaders: https://www.dream-vc.com/investor-accelerator  See Dream VC's Popular 3-month skills-based program for aspiring VCs and working professionals looking to break into junior roles at VC funds: https://www.dream-vc.com/launch-into-vc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kolapo-ogungbile/message