Exploring the world of venture capital and its impact in emerging markets

I have always been fascinated by the impact of venture capital in Africa and beyond.

It’s problematic that much of the public debate about African development often revolves around aid and charity instead of public and private investments.

Over the past 50 years, Africa received more than $1 trillion in development aid, but this aid which often comes with many strings attached has ruined the continent instead of developing it.

When we look at other countries and regions of the world which have exponentially developed over the past decades, it’s evident that charity played a negligible role.

I’m a firm believer that where there are challenges there are opportunities and business opportunities are plenty and abundant in Africa.

A good starting point for Africa is to make the shift from charity and aid to public and private investments especially drive up venture capital investments on the continent.

Africa’s startup scene is thriving and Africa has seen a massive growth of capital flowing into these startups.

I have always been fascinated by the impact of venture capital in Africa and beyond.

My curiosity has led me to embark on an adventure to explore how venture capital works and its impact in emerging markets.

After several requests for my close circle, I've decided to journal my journey in a newsletter that equips readers to get smarter about business & innovation in Africa and inspires them to think beyond traditional boundaries to create the future of business.

Say hello to “LearnVC“

What is LearnVC?

LearnVC is a newsletter that helps innovators understand how venture capital works and explores its impact in emerging markets.

Its target audience is startup founders, operators, investors, and other innovators interested in understanding how venture capital works & its impact on emerging markets.

The Why

This newsletter was launched because there is a shortage of publications that consistently churn up meaningful ideas and insights about venture capital in emerging markets.

Through a mix of original, in-depth analysis and concise, shareable content, it helps tech enthusiasts better understand how venture capital works in emerging markets.


LearnVC sends out a bi-weekly series every Monday at roughly 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm Lagos time (GMT+1/UTC+1).

You won’t have to worry about missing anything. Every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox.

The Team

LearnVC is written by me, Adebisi Johnson Chinedu

I'm a Digital product designer and Venture Analyst passionate about the impact of data-driven design in emerging markets.

I am a passionate professional with multi-faceted skills and experience spanning UX design, business analysis, and technical writing.

You can connect with me on LinkedInchat with me on Twitter, and learn more about me here.

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