Do not ask how technology is changing Africa but rather how Africa is changing technology,

declares Dr Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga, Associate professor of Science, Technology, and Society at the MIT.

Behind this thought provoking question, is the reality on the continent and the innovative initiatives we are witnessing every day.

In this last episode of the four-part series, ‘Voyage in the land of platform businesses’, I am offering you a snapshot of sub-Sahara African platforms, their characteristics and how the numerous challenges to launch and grow platform businesses are being transformed into new opportunities, creating a virtuous cycle of innovative platform businesses to solve the previous challenges.

The infographic below gives an overview of the current African platform landscape based on ‘The Rise of African Platforms, regional Survey’, by Dr Olayinka David-West, Professor, Lagos Business School and Peter C. Evans, Vice President, CGE.

This is not an exhaustive inventory of platforms in Africa, as new players enter this growing market, other actors move on and consolidations are made. Enjoy the discovery.


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About Francine Beleyi

Francine Beleyi is bilingual French-English, international digital and change consultant, entrepreneurial journalist & speaker who helps corporate executives, entrepreneurs and organisations, to adapt and thrive in the digital age.

Francine spends her days speaking with and studying the most successful entrepreneurs and leaders in the new economy, and sharing her findings with her clients and those who want to understand and master the new rules for business growth.

She has worked across EMEA, for major corporations like TOTAL, BNPPARIBAS, AXA and also for not for profit organisations and small businesses. She holds a Master’s degree in organisation consulting and change management, a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance, a degree in computer science and an NCTJ diploma in multimedia journalism.

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