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Investing Beyond Borders: Bamboo's Journey to Revolutionise Investment for Africans in the Face of Economic Challenges with Richmond Bassey

October 02, 2023 Episode 90
Investing Beyond Borders: Bamboo's Journey to Revolutionise Investment for Africans in the Face of Economic Challenges with Richmond Bassey
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Investing Beyond Borders: Bamboo's Journey to Revolutionise Investment for Africans in the Face of Economic Challenges with Richmond Bassey
Oct 02, 2023 Episode 90

Episode #90 is with Richmond Bassey, who is the CEO and founder of Bamboo, which is an investment platform that gives Africans the tools to build wealth from the ground up through real-time access to global markets.

In countries like Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa, individuals often witness their hard-earned savings dwindle away due to weakening currencies and soaring inflation rates. In fact, the Naira and Cedi were among the worst-performing currencies globally last year. Bamboo, however, stands as a beacon of hope in these challenging financial times.

Bamboo has raised a total of $18.3 million in investment and is backed by prominent US investors Tiger Global and Greycroft. Bamboo has 633k users, is present in Nigeria and Ghana, and is looking to launch in South Africa and Kenya this year.

What We Discuss With Richmond

  • How does Bamboo aim to help Africans build long-term wealth through investing in US stocks?
  • Could you elaborate on how wealthtech has opened US capital markets to Africans?
  • What challenges did you face in the early stages of establishing the platform and opening US capital markets to Africans?
  • What learnings and insights did you gain from the experience of the Central Bank of Nigeria freezing Bamboo's bank accounts in 2021?
  • Can you elaborate on Bamboo's approach to building a B2B and B2C sales channel strategy and how this approach benefits the company, considering the complexity involved in this approach?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss How Effective PR Can Transform African Companies and Nations: PR, Perception, and Progress with Bemi Idowu? Make sure to check it out!

Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps!

Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with Richmond  on LinkedIn at Richmond Bassey, and Twitter @Richmonb

Send us a Text Message.

Do you want to do business in Africa? Explore the vast business opportunities in African markets and increase your success with ETK Group.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

Show Notes

Episode #90 is with Richmond Bassey, who is the CEO and founder of Bamboo, which is an investment platform that gives Africans the tools to build wealth from the ground up through real-time access to global markets.

In countries like Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa, individuals often witness their hard-earned savings dwindle away due to weakening currencies and soaring inflation rates. In fact, the Naira and Cedi were among the worst-performing currencies globally last year. Bamboo, however, stands as a beacon of hope in these challenging financial times.

Bamboo has raised a total of $18.3 million in investment and is backed by prominent US investors Tiger Global and Greycroft. Bamboo has 633k users, is present in Nigeria and Ghana, and is looking to launch in South Africa and Kenya this year.

What We Discuss With Richmond

  • How does Bamboo aim to help Africans build long-term wealth through investing in US stocks?
  • Could you elaborate on how wealthtech has opened US capital markets to Africans?
  • What challenges did you face in the early stages of establishing the platform and opening US capital markets to Africans?
  • What learnings and insights did you gain from the experience of the Central Bank of Nigeria freezing Bamboo's bank accounts in 2021?
  • Can you elaborate on Bamboo's approach to building a B2B and B2C sales channel strategy and how this approach benefits the company, considering the complexity involved in this approach?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss How Effective PR Can Transform African Companies and Nations: PR, Perception, and Progress with Bemi Idowu? Make sure to check it out!

Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps!

Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with Richmond  on LinkedIn at Richmond Bassey, and Twitter @Richmonb

Send us a Text Message.

Do you want to do business in Africa? Explore the vast business opportunities in African markets and increase your success with ETK Group.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk