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The rise of African tech startups in 3 charts

Africa's youthful and growing population has created a good environment for startups. Image: REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi

Christina Golubski

Director, Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings.

Leo Holtz

Intern, Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings.

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Figure 1. Number of tech startups securing funding in Africa Image: Overcoming Africa’s Tech Startup Obstacles,” Boston Consulting Group, 2021.
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Figure 2. Percentage of startups receiving venture capital funding, by funding stage, in Africa and the United States Image: Overcoming Africa’s Tech Startup Obstacles,” Boston Consulting Group, 2021.
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Figure 3. Average return for venture capital investors after five years – by region Image: Overcoming Africa’s Tech Startup Obstacles,” Boston Consulting Group, 2021.
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