Disrupt Africa has announced it is to make Finnovating for Africa 2021, the third edition of its deep-dive into the continent’s fintech space, free to all as part of an open-sourcing initiative.
Every two years since June 2017, Disrupt Africa has released the Finnovating for Africa publication, which tracks the extraordinary development of the fintech ecosystem across Africa over the last few years. It includes consideration of the regional spread and growth of fintech ventures, discussion of startup activity in various sub-sectors of the fintech industry, data on fintech startup launches by year, tracking of funding and acquisitions in the fintech space, details of fintech accelerator programmes open to African applicants and financial institutions with initiatives aimed at African fintech startups, and a full list of every known African fintech startup.
Previously available for sale, the report is purchased by leading tech companies from Africa and the rest of the world, Big Four consulting firms, banking and fintech leaders, venture capital firms, supranational investors and international trade bodies. In June 2021, however, Disrupt Africa will make the next edition of Finnovating for Africa open source, making the data and analysis contained in its pages accessible to those for whom the information is most valuable – African entrepreneurs.
This follows on from the success of the recently-released African Tech Startups Funding Report 2021, which was made available for free for the first time in January and has so far been downloaded more than 2,000 times. A number of high-profile partners are already on board for the initiative – see here and below – but we are always looking for more partners! Here’s how you can get involved.