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Number of start-up investors in West Africa 2010-2019, by country

Between 2010 and 2019, most of the people who invested in start-ups in West Africa were not from the African continent. Specifically, 120 investors came from the United States, representing the main country of origin of investors. Among the 19 leading places of origin, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius, and Ghana were the only African countries with more than one MWAS investor.

Number of start-up investors in West Africa between 2010 and 2019, by country of origin

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Techpoint Africa
Release date

September 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Refers to start-ups founded in the West African region with at least one West African co-founder, and that raised a million dollars cumulatively between 2010 and 2019 (MWAS).
The source adds the following information: "This graph does not take into account countries with one MWAS investor and countries that participated in one deal."

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