Smart grid
January 24, 2023

Investing in energy flexibility will secure our grids for a renewables-driven future

Smart flexible grids were initially anticipated to save up to £40bn in the UK alone over the next three decades. We believe these savings are likely to be several times this number given the improvements seen over the last few years.

Circular fashion
January 17, 2023

FashionTech: The emergence of incumbent-driven circularity

Over the next 5 years, we expect $10bn of investment in circularity as the resale market opportunity grows to $218bn by 2026.

Electric vehicle
January 9, 2023

Software is now driving the Electric Vehicle charging market

EV charging software looks set to eventually become a $50bn+ market, helping drive the global economy even faster toward net zero

December 19, 2022

The market downturn impact on growth equity valuation

The deep freeze in tech is upon us with the markets seeing significant decline since November 2021. We are at a level last seen in 2020, as if 2021 never happened. Before the downturn, the strongest growth companies faced unprecedented choice in the types of investors they could attract due to a growth in the size of private capital amongst different investor types, looking for growth deals.

December 12, 2022

EdTech can power Africa’s growing education market

Africa is on track to be the world’s largest education market by the end of the decade, creating challenges as well as unprecedented opportunities for those working to deliver the technology needed to reach the continent’s youth.

Aggregation and agritech
December 6, 2022

Aggregation is the key to unlock the huge potential of Africa’s smallholder farmers

Aggregators play a key, and rapidly growing role in unlocking this potential by connecting smallholder farmers and offering platforms that give them access to efficient markets.

November 28, 2022

Nuclear 2.0 is set to play a key role in our race to net zero

We anticipate nuclear funding to reach $100 billion a year by 2030, increasingly driven by privately financed innovative SMRs reaching commercial viability across the globe

Health tech
November 14, 2022

Health-tech: the next vertical to watch out for in Africa

Challenges facing health-tech After years of political instability across the continent, and constant competition between national governments, multilateral lenders, private […]

October 31, 2022

Catalysts for consolidation in Africa’s tech sector

M&A activity is being driven by bolt-on acquisitions as larger firms look for the most efficient and effective ways to grow their market share and capture new opportunities. 

Fundraising and africa
September 28, 2022

The fundraising market in Africa is growing, but it’s hard for startups

In the past few weeks African fundraising has definitely slowed, with the general pace of activity more moderate than this time last year. However, capital is continuing to flow into deals where companies can demonstrate a clear path to profitability and an open market to continue to scale.

Debt finance and climate tech
September 21, 2022

Debt financing within climate tech set to grow over the next few years

Over the next decade, it is expected that companies offering climate related technology, will garner the same attention from financiers as technology companies have enjoyed. Market capitalisation of green equities ballooned from under $2 trillion in 2009 to over $7 trillion by 2021, almost doubling its share of the global investable market from 4% to 7%. 



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