Publications

Disrupt Africa launched its data branch in January 2016, with the aim of measuring the development of the African tech and entrepreneurship space, and making it more transparent for all those interested in this thriving ecosystem.

Our team tracks a variety of themes, sectors and countries across the African tech entrepreneurship ecosystem, producing reports containing in-depth data and insightful analysis.

Here we provide a full listing of publications available:

Agrinnovating for Africa 2018  [Released May 2018]

The inaugural Agrinnovating for Africa: Exploring the African Agri-Tech Startup Ecosystem Report 2018 traces the emergence of the agri-tech sector across the continent.  The report charts the rise of 82 agri-tech startups in Africa, operating in six sub-sectors.  With the agri-tech space currently in boom, the report also looks at regional trends, activity in the sub-sectors, startup launch dates, and funding of the space.  See more.

Agrinnovating for Africa 2018 & Full Startup List  [Released May 2018]

For those wishing to consult the full list of African agri-tech startups compiled by Disrupt Africa, this version of the Agrinnovating for Africa 2018 publication includes both the report, and the list of 82 agri-tech startups, arranged by country and by category of focus.  See more.

Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report 2017  [Released January 2018]

In its third edition, Disrupt Africa’s flagship publication, the African Tech Startups Funding Report, charts funding flowing into the continent’s tech startup over the course of 2017.  The data reveals 159 startups raised over US$195 million – making 2017 the record year for African tech investment.  This publication offers dig-deeps of five countries, and 10 sectors. A section on the year’s acquisitions is also included.  See more.

Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report 2017 & Full Startup List  [Released January 2018]

This year, for the first time, Disrupt Africa is making available the full list of funded tech startups from across Africa, detailing location, sector, investor(s), when funding was secured and, where we are able to disclose, the approximate amount raised. Any funding amounts disclosed confidentially do not appear in the list.  See more.

Afri-Shopping 2017   [Released December 2017]

The Afri-Shopping: Exploring the African E-commerce Startup Ecosystem Report 2017 explores the work of 264 e-commerce startups currently operating around the continent.  Discussing 12 sub-sectors individually, the publication also looks into the accelerating pace of ventures launching, the funding being pumped into the e-commerce space, challenges faced by entrepreneurs, and the rocky road to profitability.  See more.

Afri-Shopping 2017 & Full Startup List   [Released December 2017]

For those wishing to access Disrupt Africa’s dataset of e-commerce startups, this version of our publication includes both the Afri-Shopping 2017 report, and an appendix containing the full list of 264 startups, arranged by country, and by sub-sector.  See more.

High Tech Health 2017   [Released October 2017]

The High Tech Health: Exploring the African E-health Startup Ecosystem Report 2017 examines the work of 115 startups active across Africa’s e-health space.  The report divides the e-health sector into eight sub-categories which are looked at in detail, and also includes data on regional hotspots and trends, startup launches, funding rounds, trends in funding, accelerator programmes and competitions. See more.

High Tech Health 2017 & Full Startup List   [Released October 2017]

For those wishing to access Disrupt Africa’s dataset of e-health startups, this version of our publication includes both the High Tech Health 2017 report, and an appendix containing the full list of 115 startups, by country and by sub-sector.  See more.

Finnovating for Africa 2017  [Released June 2017]

The Finnovating for Africa: Exploring the African Fintech Startup Ecosystem Report 2017 considers data compiled over two and a half years on fintech startups active in 20 countries across Africa. Covering nine sub-sectors, the report traces launches, funding, acquisitions, as well as bank and accelerator engagement. See more.

Finnovating for Africa 2017 & Full Startup List   [Released June 2017]

For those wishing to gain access to Disrupt Africa’s full database of fintech startups, this publication features both the Finnovating for Africa 2017 report, and an appendix containing the full dataset of 301 startups, by country and by sub-sector.  See more.

Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report 2016  [Released January 2017]

The second edition of Disrupt Africa’s flagship report returns with data and analysis of fundraising by Africa’s tech startups across 2016.  Tracking activity in eight countries and nine sectors, this edition of the report adds data on acquisitions over the course of the year, as well as comparative analysis of the ecosystem from 2015 to 2016.  See more.

Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report 2015  [Released January 2016]

Disrupt Africa’s annual flagship report tracks funding flowing into Africa’s tech startups over the course of each year.  The 2015 edition contains data on investment activity in six countries, 10 sectors; highlighting key deals, measuring average deal sizes, and geographic trends. See more.