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Understanding business models (Part 2)

Credit: Strive Masiyiwa When you see an opportunity, get STARTED! A case study. I knew it would be the next big thing. It was time to act, and be a “fast follower…” The product opportunity I saw: Mobile Money. I’d been watching the developments at Kenya’s M-PESA, talking to friends …

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Understanding business models (Part 1)

Credit: Strive Masiyiwa “When did you first see the opportunity?” When I first started Econet Wireless, I travelled to South Africa to meet the senior leadership of one of the leading mobile network companies. I was looking for investment into our business. I did the customary pitch and offered them …

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How to Find Investors for Your Startup

I’ve been working with entrepreneurs now for close to 25 years, and throughout that time one thing hasn’t changed: Only 5 percent of all entrepreneurs get funded. Can it be that only 5 percent of the ideas generated are good enough to succeed? Why is it that this “magic” number …

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