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Driving Fintech Innovation in Africa | (with Zachariah George, Managing Partner of Launch Africa Ventures) | Fintech

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Africa is leading a FinTech revolution, with the industry expected to be worth $30 billion by 2025.   

In this episode, we speak with Zachariah George, Managing Partner of Launch Africa Ventures, about his journey to getting into VCs in Africa and the future of Fintech in the region. He also discusses the best Fintech success stories, and the fundamental provision for financial services in Africa.  

Join us for an insightful conversation on the state and future of VCs in Africa with Zachariah George!  


00:00 Zach’s background
07:44 Zach’s journey to get into VC in Africa
12:40 The birth of VC in Africa
25:05 The future of Fintech in Africa
40:47 Africa’s best Fintech success stories
51:54 The fundamental provision for financial services in Africa

Episode Guest

Zachariah George

Managing Partner of Launch Africa Ventures

Zachariah (Zach) George is a Managing Partner at Launch Africa Ventures – Africa’s leading Seed Venture Capital Fund solving the significant gap in the pre-Series A investment landscape in Africa. He is also the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer at Startupbootcamp AfriTech – the leading multi-corporate backed venture accelerator program in Africa. Zach is widely recognized as one of Africa’s most prominent Angel investors, with investments in 50+ of the leading tech startups in Africa including Flutterwave, Kudabank, MPost, Peach Payments, RecoMed and several others.

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Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Ronit Ghose is the lead author of Citi’s GPS Bank of the Future and FinTech report series – the first edition has had more than 250,000 downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi, and one of the most read FinTech reports ever published. Since joining Citi in 1997, Ronit has covered banks in the Americas, Asia and EMEA. He is the Global Head of Future of Finance in Citi Research. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Ronit previously worked at the British Bankers’ Association and as a research assistant in Parliament. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, a postgraduate diploma from the University of London and is a CFA charter holder.

Gaurav Dhar

Gaurav Dhar is the CEO of the Payments Solution Provider Marshal in Dubai. Gaurav has been working at Marshal for over 19 years now He strives to continually be on the frontier of building FinTech ecosystems and solutions. His personal time is spent on working with and investing directly in innovators, with a view to the future of Fintech both locally and globally via his cache of relationships which include VCs, incubators, accelerators, and start-ups and Angel Syndicates. In his position as a board member of the MENA FinTech Association and several advisory positions to international family offices, start-ups, and funds, he looks to grow the relationships within the FinTech and start-up ecosystem to contribute towards the education of budding disruptors and eventually the growth of economies and the job market where possible in the MEA Region and abroad.

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