Asoko and Orbitt create Africa’s largest digital investment ecosystem

Asoko Insight (Asoko), Africa’s most comprehensive corporate data platform, and Orbitt, Africa’s first deal origination and processing platform, today announced a partnership that will establish an expanded digital platform for companies, investors and advisers across the continent. Combining Asoko’s unique data acquisition model and growing database of over 50,000 companies with the 1,000 Africa-focused investors […]

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GTR Ventures invests in Orbitt

GTR Ventures makes first Africa investment in Orbitt London/Singapore – October 30 2018: GTR Ventures, the world’s first investment and venture-building platform specialised in trade and supply chain, has announced an investment in Orbitt – a pan-African focused fintech deals platform. Orbitt connects investors with trade and investment opportunities through its smart-matching technology. The company […]

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Broadening access to trade finance in Africa: resolving the capital mismatch (Global Trade Review)

Africa’s economies are maturing and renewing the positive growth curve as shown by World Bank data, which forecasts 3.1% GDP growth in 2018 and 3.6% by 2020. This return to steady economic growth is resulting in a greater number of mid-size businesses in need of finance to facilitate a rise in trade volume. Notwithstanding the broad […]

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Digitisation to accelerate African deal origination

In Africa, investors spend significant time and resources in originating quality deals. Add into the mix the comparably small size of African transactions in relation to the global M&A market, and investors find themselves constantly chasing deal flow. The players involved in African deal origination, dependent on a high volume of smaller-sized deals, can reduce […]

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Young African Entrepreneur (YAE) Podcast featuring Orbitt

We spoke with Victoria Crandall at Young African Entrepreneur (YAE) about Orbitt’s beginnings and progress to date. Top tips Pick a co-founder who shares your values and vision. If it’s just about money, it’s game over from the start. Focus on the presentation of your pitch and stick to 10-15 slides. Use investors’ feedback on your […]

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“Africa needs ambitious technologies to address complexities” – Development Finance

Orbitt aims to expedite the process through which Africa-focused investors source investment opportunities. What might an investor who is used to traditional methods gain from migrating to the Orbitt platform? We’ve set out to enhance traditional deal-making across the continent, rather than replace it. When you think about how investment teams source deals in Africa […]

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Matching deals on the African continent – How We Made It In Africa

We talked to How We Made It In Africa and Chipo Muwowo about matching deals across Africa. Full article below: Tell me more about Orbitt. Lanre Oloniniyi (Co-Founder): Will Hunnam, my co-founder, and I come from a background of originating deals across Africa. We worked with investors seeking opportunities across the continent and helped introduce […]

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Matching foreign investors & African opportunities: FurtherAfrica

Matching foreign investors & African opportunities with Lanre Oloniniyi – Orbitt FurtherAfrica met with Lanre Oloniniyi, co-founder and managing partner of Orbitt, a London based company matching investment opportunities in Africa with foreign institutional investors through its digital platform. Fabio Scala: Lanre, thank you for taking the time today to chat with us. Your project […]

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