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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It’s time for Development Finance Institutions to join Africa’s technological evolution

Technological innovation has swept across Africa in the past decade. There are almost one billion cell phone subscriptions on the continent, up from 129 million ten years ago. In addition, software advances have disrupted the way people from Senegal to South Africa live their daily lives—from traffic support to remittance technology to agricultural assistance. The […]

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