Venture Capital – Financing the next Unicorns?


High literacy rates; High unemployment levels and a vibrant informal sector can be viewed as perfect ingredients for entrepreneurship development. Yet, the next Unicorns are not in view.  Experts blame an under-developed Venture Capital industry.

This diverse panel including Start-ups, Investors and VCs discusses the state of start-ups in Zimbabwe and the role that VCs need to play. The panel also identifies steps that can be taken to foster development of a robust venture capital industry; and discuss what  winning ideas look like and what it takes to be funded as a start-up?

Moderator:  Dr. Nigel Chanakira


  • Takunda Chingozho, Co-founder (Neolab Technology)
  • Roelof Goosen, Independent Financial Inclusion Advisor and Strategist (Finmark)
  • Adam Molai, Executive Chairman (Savannah Tobacco)
  • Dr Shingi Munyeza, CEO (Vinali Investments)
  • Simz D’Mandla, CEO & Founder (Trade4Africa)
  • Geoff Goss, CEO (Matambaanonaka)

 Beyond Econet Wireless, AfricaSun, Banc ABC, can Multinational companies still emerge out of Zimbabwe?

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