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Preserving the pipeline: Ventures Platform's Aina on alleviating the effects of Covid-19 on early-stage Nigerian companies

Preserving the pipeline: Ventures Platform's Aina on alleviating the effects of Covid-19 on early-stage Nigerian companies

When the Covid-19 crisis hit, Kola Aina (pictured), partner at Abuja-based early stage fund Ventures Platform, started comparing notes with partners the company works with around the globe. The end result was the launch of the Nigeria Impact Startup Relief Facility, or NISRF, to bring together early stage investors in African startups that have been hit by the pandemic.

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Playfair Capital and Tech Nation expand nationwide initiative to improve female founders' access to funding and mentors

Playfair Capital and Tech Nation expand nationwide initiative to improve female founders' access to funding and mentors

On Thursday 5 and 12 November, 2020, Playfair Capital and 70 of the UKs’ leading venture capital funds, including Seedcamp, Balderton, Notion and Passion Capital, will be holding a remote office hours event, giving female founders, from anywhere in the UK, the opportunity to meet four investors during the course of one hour to discuss their tech business idea, ask for advice, pitch for investment and find a mentor.