Episode 16

Nic from Vula - A Digital Investment Banker in Every Founder's Pocket & African Fintech (Frontier Markets Podcast #16)

In this episode of the Frontier Markets Podcast, we have a conversation with Nicholas Rawhani; the founder of Vula, a startup that aims to massively simplify the fundraising process for African founders across grants, debt, and equity. In this episode, we discuss:

  • The capital stack for founders in Africa and general market infrastructure and norms.
  • Founder agility in frontier markets; dealing with currency fluctuations, infrastructure gaps, and more.
  • Lessons from interacting with international development institutions, regional banking systems in regions like Kenya/Nigeria, and SMEs in South AFRICA.
  • Alternate data, credit systems, localisation, and distribution channels.
  • More!

Nic is an incredible storyteller - and working on a product that aims to solve a significant problem. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

Here's a link to Nic's Linkedin and the Vula website.

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Krishaan Khubchand

Director @Frontier Markets Institute.