Jahez – Saudi Arabia’s First Startup IPO?

This article was originally published in my newsletter Emergent. The rise of food and grocery delivery startups is a global trend that shows no sign of slowing down. Delivery startups are being founded and growing rapidly in the most unexpected places. One great example of this trend is food delivery startup Jahez. Jahez is a food Expand


Interswitch: An African Fintech Powerhouse

This article was originally published on my newsletter Emergent. Fintech is one of the top two most active areas for tech entrepreneurship and venture capital financing in emerging markets. The financial systems built in the West over centuries – both consumer-facing and business banking – are far more robust in comparison to the limited access Expand


Flutterwave: Championing Digital Payments in Africa

This article was originally published on my newsletter Emergent. The digitization of payments is a lucrative opportunity that entrepreneurs across the world are chasing after. In Africa, where a large percentage of the population remains unbanked and the penetration of credit and debit cards low, this opportunity is particularly large. The soaring number of smartphone Expand