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Legatum Global Programs’ Manager featured in VentureBeat

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Ali Diallo, Global Programs Manager for the Legatum Center at MIT, penned a guest column – Africa is the next frontier for VCs – for VentureBeat. The piece discussed the hidden opportunities on the Continent and how innovations in fintech, healthcare and last mile delivery all demonstrate the myriad opportunities that do exist for those willing to step into the market. Well-known investors like Marc Zuckerberg, Tim Draper, Pierre Omidyar and Dave McClure are among those that have begun placing bets on Africa; and many new initiatives are emerging that highlight the opportunities for other future investors. Africa has long been considered at a crossroad in the innovation economy; but that is no longer the case. Africa has, in fact, crossed over.

Read the Full VentureBeat article here.