African startup founders share their local investor #heartbreak stories

by | Nov 12, 2020

On Wednesday afternoon, Nigerians took to Twitter to share their relationship heartbreak stories.


That got us wondering…

Startup founders must have a lot of investor heartbreak stories too.

Startup founders from across Africa had a lot to share

Your idea is good but…

FarmCrowdy founder and CEO, Onyeka Akumah, had a similar experience

Valuation mismatch?

Even Paystack co-founder, Ezra Olubi, had a similar story from the earliest days of the 200-million-dollar company

Just manage this money… for your cab

Cash or kind?


Internally-inflicted heartbreak?

Wait.. what?

By the way, that was Easyshop Easycook founder/CEO, Saudat Salami

Investors ghost too?

Et tu, Odun (Piggyvest co-founder/COO)?

The gods are not to blame 🤷🏽‍♀️

Startup founder?

Read more heartbreak stories, and share yours, here. Don’t forget to share with your startup founder friends and numerous WhatsApp groups.

Oh, and you should totally read this too.

How startups cope with Nigerian investors’ seemingly low appetite for risk

Yeah, we know; investors’ lives matter too…

Local investor? Please share your heartbreak story here.

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