Janngo unveils Janngo Capital Startup Fund, its €60m Venture Capital fund dedicated to finance tech-enabled startup accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, with a €15m anchor investment by the European Investment Bank.
In a context where more than 30% of global economic activity — some $60 trillion — could be mediated by digital platforms in six years’ time, according to a McKinsey & Company research report, concentrations of #power and their effect on innovation is still a subject of debate.
Abuja, Nigeria — Fatoumata BA, Founder & CEO of Janngo, has the honor and the privilege to meet His Excellency Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Janngo was delighted to be invited in Abuja for the France Nigeria Business and Investment Forum from the 19th to the 21st of June by the Embassy of Nigeria in France with over 20 French companies in various sectors meeting with key government regulators and businesses in Nigeria.
“Last year, $1Bn was raised in Africa overall but 90% of this money went to 3 countries : Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa” explains Fatoumata Bâ, CEO of Janngo,
Fatoumata BA, Janngo’s Founder & CEO, has opened the Transform Africa Summit with H.E Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, Hon. Paula Ingabire, Minister of #ICT and #Innovation, M. Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman & Founder of Econet Group Ltd and Lerato Mbele, News Anchor, #BBC World News.
“When you look in the world where technology is leapfrogging financial services, it’s not in Silicon Valley, in Korea, in China or in Japan, it’s in Kenya ! (…) because Technology came as a solution to a problem.” highlighted Fatoumata Bâ, Janngo’s Founder & CEO on CNBC Africa.
“L’Afrique est un concentré des défis de l’humanité en termes d’accès à l’Energie, à l’Education et d’accès aux Marchés pour les PMEs. Donc, c’est le continent où la Tech doit être au service du Bien Commun et de l’Economie Réelle” explique Fatoumata Bâ, CEO de Janngo et marraine de 44 startups venues de 18 pays d’Afrique.
Through Jexport, its turnkey import-export platform, Janngo brings a solution to Small and Medium Enterprises competitiveness challenges in Ivory Coast in order to democratize export and accelerate their integration into regional and global value chains.
Grâce à Jexport, sa plateforme d’import-export clé-en-main, Janngo apporte une solution aux problématiques de compétitivité des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises en Côte d’Ivoire afin de démocratiser l’export et d’accélérer leur intégration aux chaînes de valeur régionales et mondiales.
Discover Janngo’s vision of “The Africa of Tomorrow” by coming alive again, Fatoumata Bâ‘s speech in front of 42 000 entreprenors and innovators on the scene of BIG (Paris), an event organised by BPI France (Public Investment Bank of France).
Janngo was honoured to meet M. Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Prime Minister of Ivory Coast, M. Claude Issac Dé, Minister of the Digital Economy and the Post Office of Ivory Coast, and his counterpart from Benin, Mrs Aurelie Ilimatou ADAM SOULE, Minister of the Digital Economy and the Communication of Benin.
Fatoumata Ba, CEO of Janngo, participated in a session about Digital Revolution (“The Digital Revolution: where are we now ?”) with pundits such as Christian SAINT-ETIENNE, Member of Le Cercle des économistes, Philippe MABILLE, Editor of La Tribune, Nicolas DUFOURCQ, CEO of Bpifrance, Bertrand DUMAZY, Chairman and CEO of Edenred Group, Eric LABAYE, Senior Partner of McKinsey, Ludovic LE MOAN, CEO & Co-founder of SIGFOX, Erel MARGALIT, Founder & Chairman of JVP.
As a woman inspiring the future of African Tech for Good, Janngo’s Founder & CEO, Fatoumata Bâ has been invited to give a keynote Talk on May 24th and 26th. Both through her experience co-leading and growing Africa’s first unicorn and within Janngo.
As a woman inspiring the future of African Tech, Janngo’s Founder & CEO, Fatoumata Bâ was invited by IFC to share a testimony of challenges faced and lessons learned as a young West African female having held several leadership positions as a tech entrepreneur in Africa with a global recognition.
The Trade Minister of Ivory Coast, M. Souleymane Diarrassouba & the Executive Director of the International Trade Center, Mrs. Arancha Gonzales co-chaired a round table in Abidjan to share how technology in general an digital in particular can be enablers of international trade.
In the wake of the Global Partnership for Education conference held in Dakar on February 2nd, Janngo joined the delegation of President Emmanuel Macron for his first official visit to Senegal.
As a leading tech for good platform in Africa, Janngo was represented at “Choose France!” summit by Fatoumata BA, its Founder & CEO. The summit gathered nearly 140 Chairmans & CEOs, representing some of the world’s largest companies in a variety of sectors, from the automotive industry to new technologies, agri-food, financial services and healthcare, such as Alibaba, Dangote Group and Facebook.
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