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The Flip is an editorial-style podcast exploring contextually relevant insights from entrepreneurs and investors changing the status quo in Africa. The name The Flip comes from the opportunity to flip the script – question some of the pervasive narratives on entrepreneurship, challenge the ubiquity of Silicon Valley thought leadership, and champion the entrepreneurs building a future inspired by Africa. Produced and hosted by Johannesburg-based entrepreneur and American expat Justin Norman. Sayo Folawiyo is the executive producer and b-mic.

Latest Episodes

Context Matters - What Alternative Financing Models are Appropriate for This Ecosystem?

To solve problems on the continent, entrepreneurs are building sustainable, impact-driven, infrastructure-building, tech-enabled, for-profit companies - how should these companies be funded?In this episode - our third and final episode of our three-part series on venture investing in Africa, and the final episode of Season One, as well, we take a first principles approach to fundraising in Africa, and dive deeper into the opportunities for entrepreneurs to leverage different types of capital and funders to achieve their business' objectives.1:45- We define Venture Capital in the Silicon Valley sense, from Stratechery's What Is a Tech Company?2:48 - A discussion with LifeBank's Temie Giwa-Tubosun, on building a solution in the healthcare space - as a proxy for our exploration into impact-driven, for-profit startups in Africa6:24 - A discussion with MDaaS Global's Genevieve Barnard Oni and Oluwasoga Oni on building tech-enabled, brick and mortar diagnostic centers in Nigeria, and bein...

31 MIN2 w ago
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Context Matters - What Alternative Financing Models are Appropriate for This Ecosystem?

In Pursuit of Scale - The Strategies of Africa-Focused Venture Investors

Venture Capitalists, generally speaking, are looking to fund high-growth ventures that have the potential to scale and achieve virtually infinite returns. But achieving that scale is hard, even more so in Africa, where there are market size questions, fragmented markets, and regulatory considerations. As a result, venture investors are looking for a specific type of founder and entrepreneur - one who has demonstrated the potential to pull it off and achieve the growth and scale investors are seeking.In the African early-stage ecosystem, with its funding scarcity, limited track record, talent shortage, and expansion challenges, how do venture investors reconcile their quest for funding high-growth ventures in this environment?2:24 - defining venture capital, courtesy of Stratechery's Ben Thompson and his blog post What is a Tech Company: https://stratechery.com/2019/what-is-a-tech-company/3:59 - VCs are looking for scale, and talent capable of achieving the desired scale, with Microt...

30 MINJAN 16
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In Pursuit of Scale - The Strategies of Africa-Focused Venture Investors

What Do Entrepreneurs Consider When Seeking Venture Capital?

We talk so often of venture capital that it's more or less assumed that raising VC funding is an inextricable part of the entrepreneur's journey. But should it be? What are the purposes for taking in VC money, and what are the considerations?1:24 - Keith Davies, ex-CFO and Partner at Zoona on the implications of taking VC money3:19 - Integrateme Founder Luke Dominique Warner on their strategic decision to not do a traditional round of VC fundraising5:24 - EAVCA's Eva Warigia and VC4A's Ben White on attracting local businesses leaders and high net worth individuals to participate in early-stage investment as strategic investors, and connecting foreign investors with different skillsets to local opportunities8:27 - Startups experience raising money for a strategic and specific purpose, with Farmcrowdy Founder Onyeka Akumah, as well as Keith and Luke10:31 - Riby Founder & CEO Abolore Salami + Keith on strategically and selectively soliciting investors12:47 - Keith, Onyeka and Yoco's Ma...

19 MINJAN 2
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What Do Entrepreneurs Consider When Seeking Venture Capital?

1.2 Billion And Counting - How Do Entrepreneurs Look At Africa's Market Size?

One of the most exciting aspects of opportunities in Africa is a function of market size - over 1.2 billion people on the youngest and fastest-growing continent. But the conversation around total addressable market, and true market size opportunity is a lot more nuanced than Africa's topline population number.2:25 - GreenTec Capital Partner's Maxime Bayen discusses GSMA research on mobile adoption and digital literacy4:39 - The Subtext's Osarumen Osamuyi on how he thinks about market size and the exercises he uses to better quantify market opportunity9:41 - NALA's Benjamin Fernandes on their product's impact on addressable market and digital literacy12:10 - Yoco's Katlego Maphai on how Yoco is targeting non-consumption14:27 - A discussion with Jehiel Oliver on market-creating innovations17:48 - Justin and Sayo discuss digital literacy21:21 - Justin and Sayo look further into expansion as a corollary to the market size conversation

27 MIN2019 DEC 19
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1.2 Billion And Counting - How Do Entrepreneurs Look At Africa's Market Size?

Reaching The Masses - A Conversation On Distribution

In nuanced and fragmented environments, how are startups in African markets getting their products and services in the hands of their customers at the last mile?1:55 Maxime Bayen, of GreenTec Capital partners and formerly of GSMA, on mobile technology4:00 Keith Davies, formerly of Zoona, on agent networks5:24 Katlego Maphai, CEO of Yoco, on building trust offline6:36 Abolore Salami, CEO of Riby, on B2B2C business models8:11 Antonio Bruni, CEO of Picup, on last mile delivery13:50 Justin and Sayo discuss market size

17 MIN2019 DEC 12
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Reaching The Masses - A Conversation On Distribution

On Leapfrogging

Leapfrogging - what is it? What is it not? What is it good for and what are its limitations? We speak to Yoco's Head of Expansion, Marcello Schermer.

7 MIN2019 DEC 5
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On Leapfrogging

Exploring Sustainable Businesses Models

They say that the difference between the US and Africa is that the US has competition while Africa has complexity. And a big reason for its complexity is a lack of infrastructure.It compels many startups to build infrastructure, invest in other market-making activities and/or to diversify earlier in their journey to make their businesses work. How are startups across the continent building sustainable businesses in this environment?2:57 - Kasha's Joanna Bichsel10:56 - MAX.ng's Tayo Bamiduro & Chinedu Azodoh18:17 - BRCK's Erik Hersman23:06 - Hello Tractor's Jehiel Oliver32:07 - a conversation between Justin and The Flip's b-mic, Sayo Folawiyo.

42 MIN2019 NOV 28
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Exploring Sustainable Businesses Models

Solving Problems in Africa by Taking the Worm's Eye View

A tenet of entrepreneurship getting as close to the customer or end-user as possible, to best understand and implement solutions for them. But what does this look like across the continent, where the set of problems and opportunities are unique to the market and context in which entrepreneurs are operating?In this episode, Justin speaks with founders who are building businesses by intimately understanding the problem and their end-users - by taking the worm's eye view.3:39 - SafeBoda co-founder Ricky Rapa Thomson10:46 - Lumkani co-founder and CEO David Gluckman16:27 - Farmcrowdy founder Onyeka Akumah23:25 - a conversation between Justin and The Flip's b-mic, Sayo Folawiyo.

30 MIN2019 NOV 21
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Solving Problems in Africa by Taking the Worm's Eye View

Introducing The Flip

IntroducingThe Flip- an editorial-style podcast exploring contextually relevant insights from entrepreneurs and investors changing the status quo in Africa.The name The Flip comes from the opportunity to flip the script – question some of the pervasive narratives on entrepreneurship, challenge the ubiquity of Silicon Valley thought leadership, and champion the entrepreneurs building a future inspired by Africa.Produced and hosted by Johannesburg-based entrepreneur and American expat Justin Norman. Sayo Folawiyo is the executive producer and b-mic.

2 MIN2019 NOV 14
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Introducing The Flip
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Latest Episodes

Context Matters - What Alternative Financing Models are Appropriate for This Ecosystem?

To solve problems on the continent, entrepreneurs are building sustainable, impact-driven, infrastructure-building, tech-enabled, for-profit companies - how should these companies be funded?In this episode - our third and final episode of our three-part series on venture investing in Africa, and the final episode of Season One, as well, we take a first principles approach to fundraising in Africa, and dive deeper into the opportunities for entrepreneurs to leverage different types of capital and funders to achieve their business' objectives.1:45- We define Venture Capital in the Silicon Valley sense, from Stratechery's What Is a Tech Company?2:48 - A discussion with LifeBank's Temie Giwa-Tubosun, on building a solution in the healthcare space - as a proxy for our exploration into impact-driven, for-profit startups in Africa6:24 - A discussion with MDaaS Global's Genevieve Barnard Oni and Oluwasoga Oni on building tech-enabled, brick and mortar diagnostic centers in Nigeria, and bein...

31 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Context Matters - What Alternative Financing Models are Appropriate for This Ecosystem?

In Pursuit of Scale - The Strategies of Africa-Focused Venture Investors

Venture Capitalists, generally speaking, are looking to fund high-growth ventures that have the potential to scale and achieve virtually infinite returns. But achieving that scale is hard, even more so in Africa, where there are market size questions, fragmented markets, and regulatory considerations. As a result, venture investors are looking for a specific type of founder and entrepreneur - one who has demonstrated the potential to pull it off and achieve the growth and scale investors are seeking.In the African early-stage ecosystem, with its funding scarcity, limited track record, talent shortage, and expansion challenges, how do venture investors reconcile their quest for funding high-growth ventures in this environment?2:24 - defining venture capital, courtesy of Stratechery's Ben Thompson and his blog post What is a Tech Company: https://stratechery.com/2019/what-is-a-tech-company/3:59 - VCs are looking for scale, and talent capable of achieving the desired scale, with Microt...

30 MINJAN 16
Comments
In Pursuit of Scale - The Strategies of Africa-Focused Venture Investors

What Do Entrepreneurs Consider When Seeking Venture Capital?

We talk so often of venture capital that it's more or less assumed that raising VC funding is an inextricable part of the entrepreneur's journey. But should it be? What are the purposes for taking in VC money, and what are the considerations?1:24 - Keith Davies, ex-CFO and Partner at Zoona on the implications of taking VC money3:19 - Integrateme Founder Luke Dominique Warner on their strategic decision to not do a traditional round of VC fundraising5:24 - EAVCA's Eva Warigia and VC4A's Ben White on attracting local businesses leaders and high net worth individuals to participate in early-stage investment as strategic investors, and connecting foreign investors with different skillsets to local opportunities8:27 - Startups experience raising money for a strategic and specific purpose, with Farmcrowdy Founder Onyeka Akumah, as well as Keith and Luke10:31 - Riby Founder & CEO Abolore Salami + Keith on strategically and selectively soliciting investors12:47 - Keith, Onyeka and Yoco's Ma...

19 MINJAN 2
Comments
What Do Entrepreneurs Consider When Seeking Venture Capital?

1.2 Billion And Counting - How Do Entrepreneurs Look At Africa's Market Size?

One of the most exciting aspects of opportunities in Africa is a function of market size - over 1.2 billion people on the youngest and fastest-growing continent. But the conversation around total addressable market, and true market size opportunity is a lot more nuanced than Africa's topline population number.2:25 - GreenTec Capital Partner's Maxime Bayen discusses GSMA research on mobile adoption and digital literacy4:39 - The Subtext's Osarumen Osamuyi on how he thinks about market size and the exercises he uses to better quantify market opportunity9:41 - NALA's Benjamin Fernandes on their product's impact on addressable market and digital literacy12:10 - Yoco's Katlego Maphai on how Yoco is targeting non-consumption14:27 - A discussion with Jehiel Oliver on market-creating innovations17:48 - Justin and Sayo discuss digital literacy21:21 - Justin and Sayo look further into expansion as a corollary to the market size conversation

27 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
1.2 Billion And Counting - How Do Entrepreneurs Look At Africa's Market Size?

Reaching The Masses - A Conversation On Distribution

In nuanced and fragmented environments, how are startups in African markets getting their products and services in the hands of their customers at the last mile?1:55 Maxime Bayen, of GreenTec Capital partners and formerly of GSMA, on mobile technology4:00 Keith Davies, formerly of Zoona, on agent networks5:24 Katlego Maphai, CEO of Yoco, on building trust offline6:36 Abolore Salami, CEO of Riby, on B2B2C business models8:11 Antonio Bruni, CEO of Picup, on last mile delivery13:50 Justin and Sayo discuss market size

17 MIN2019 DEC 12
Comments
Reaching The Masses - A Conversation On Distribution

On Leapfrogging

Leapfrogging - what is it? What is it not? What is it good for and what are its limitations? We speak to Yoco's Head of Expansion, Marcello Schermer.

7 MIN2019 DEC 5
Comments
On Leapfrogging

Exploring Sustainable Businesses Models

They say that the difference between the US and Africa is that the US has competition while Africa has complexity. And a big reason for its complexity is a lack of infrastructure.It compels many startups to build infrastructure, invest in other market-making activities and/or to diversify earlier in their journey to make their businesses work. How are startups across the continent building sustainable businesses in this environment?2:57 - Kasha's Joanna Bichsel10:56 - MAX.ng's Tayo Bamiduro & Chinedu Azodoh18:17 - BRCK's Erik Hersman23:06 - Hello Tractor's Jehiel Oliver32:07 - a conversation between Justin and The Flip's b-mic, Sayo Folawiyo.

42 MIN2019 NOV 28
Comments
Exploring Sustainable Businesses Models

Solving Problems in Africa by Taking the Worm's Eye View

A tenet of entrepreneurship getting as close to the customer or end-user as possible, to best understand and implement solutions for them. But what does this look like across the continent, where the set of problems and opportunities are unique to the market and context in which entrepreneurs are operating?In this episode, Justin speaks with founders who are building businesses by intimately understanding the problem and their end-users - by taking the worm's eye view.3:39 - SafeBoda co-founder Ricky Rapa Thomson10:46 - Lumkani co-founder and CEO David Gluckman16:27 - Farmcrowdy founder Onyeka Akumah23:25 - a conversation between Justin and The Flip's b-mic, Sayo Folawiyo.

30 MIN2019 NOV 21
Comments
Solving Problems in Africa by Taking the Worm's Eye View

Introducing The Flip

IntroducingThe Flip- an editorial-style podcast exploring contextually relevant insights from entrepreneurs and investors changing the status quo in Africa.The name The Flip comes from the opportunity to flip the script – question some of the pervasive narratives on entrepreneurship, challenge the ubiquity of Silicon Valley thought leadership, and champion the entrepreneurs building a future inspired by Africa.Produced and hosted by Johannesburg-based entrepreneur and American expat Justin Norman. Sayo Folawiyo is the executive producer and b-mic.

2 MIN2019 NOV 14
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Introducing The Flip
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