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podcasts on the african vc & startup ecosystem

Our team at Dream VC have conducted extensive research in an effort to create an extra resource for aspiring investors and founders in African markets.


As big fans of podcasts, sub-stacks, blogs and video interview series - our team has put together a list for the growing audience of startup and investment enthusiasts across African startup ecosystems of relevant podcasts, interview series on the subject matter. With most lists and recommended readings featuring podcasts and series without relevance to the African context, or predominantly focused outside the continent, we thought it prudent to put together an African-focused VC, Entrepreneurship and Startup Podcast List. 


Our Methodology:

  • Our teams ran 2x surveys, with a reach of over 2320 people, to collect recommended podcasts and series

  • Our staff took apart existing lists, cross-checking for existing podcasts and series

  • We documented prominent individuals in the African tech, entrepreneurship and Venture Capital space and researched their online appearances

  • Our teams contacted over 45x funds for direct referrals and reviewed podcast references in media

  • We reviewed the websites of over 100+ VC funds w/ an Active African Portfolio

  • We reverse-engineered browser searches and common search terms to find old podcasts

  • We reviewed historic websites across Internet Archives and old links

  • We combined this with our findings from Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud and 8 other platforms

  • We found accessible links that you can see, and where you can play the podcasts directly

  • We segmented fully-relevant African-focused VC & Startup Podcasts against those that only occasionally featured or discussed African startup stories or Investments

  • After filtering for anomalies (such as podcasts that never really kicked off, that delisted their episodes or that had had poor-quality content), we identified 180+ Directly Relevant and a further 80+ Partially Relevant Podcasts

Looking for African Startup Podcasts? African Venture Capital Podcasts? African Tech Podcasts? Look no further.

If you think we missed any podcasts or you have a podcast you'd like to add, send us an email at and if it's relevant, we'll add it!

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