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African women hit a wall of prejudice as they seek start-up funding

The push to groom more women entrepreneurs has spawned a new breed of gender-focused funds on the continent

16 May 2022 - 19:36 By Samuel Gebre, Bella Genga, Katarina Hoije and Archana Narayanan

Africa’s female entrepreneurs, like their US and European counterparts, are underrepresented when it comes to raising funds. Their start-up journeys are also often a lot more arduous, say investors such as Polo Leteka, co-founder of Alitheia IDF, the continent’s largest gender-led fund...

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