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WHC Successfully Completed FI VCLab-3 Venture Capital Accelerator program

Congratulations to all of us at White Hibiscus Capital as we celebrate a successful completion of Founder Institute VCLab cohort 3, the Venture Capital Acceleration program (fi.co/vc). It was a very vigorous and challenging 4 months program. We stated as over 2,000 VC firms that applied, 200 firms were selected and 50 firms graduated. The experience was a one-in-a-million …

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Nigerian fintech Sycamore.ng unveils peer-to-peer lending platform to enhance access to finance

To address the challenge of access to finance and capital stimulus for small and medium-sized businesses, Sycamore.ng  unveiled a product that will provide secured loans to individuals, micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSME’s), among others. The promoters said the product; Peer-to-Peer Lending Platform is formulated to bring about financial freedom to its customers by connecting individuals …

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Founder Institute launched ‘VC Lab’ to help new fund managers launch venture firms across the globe

In 2020, the Founder Institute launched ‘VC Lab’ to help new fund managers launch venture firms across the globe. Here are some stats after one year into this journey: – 75 venture funds launched– Over $100m+ raised from LPs– Average time to first close is 5 months– 57% of participants did not have prior VC …

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5 Steps To Ensure Your Return To Work Strategy Isn’t Excluding People From The Future Of Work

Rachel Sheppard, is the director of global marketing at global pre-seed accelerator Founder Institute, and co-founder of the Female Founder Initiative, a program launched in 2016 as a means of offering support, funding, and visibility to female founders.  Hiring in the US has slowed sharply over recent months despite good progress being made in the country’s economic recovery. …

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