Jon Gosier (Founder, Appfrica & MetaLayer) talks about why data needs to be open and how to make it more accesible to non-technical users.
Appfrica helps the world's leading companies invest and manage assets in over 16 African countries. We invest, accelerate the growth of African tech ventures, and advise our partners.
Founded in 2008 in Kampala, Uganda, we work with multinational firms, government agencies, foundations, and private equity funds who are seeking support on the continent.
We're a for-profit venture but reserve a portion of our profits to support various social impact initiatives. These altrustic efforts include a 1500 sq ft. co-working & innovation space HiveColab, Women in Technology Uganda which helps ensure equitable career opportunities for women pursing tech careers, and our accelerator for Africa's next generation of brilliant minds, Apps4Africa.
Market Atlas brings clarity, accuracy, & extensibility to African markets using visual data with a product that is not dissimilar to the Bloomberg terminal.
53.3% of senior investment professionals agree that ‘lack of information’ is the primary deterrent keeping them from considering Africa as an opportunity for their firms. Market Atlas helps hedge funds, private equity firms, and impact investors make better decisions in Africa.