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Date: 11 July 2022

Video Africa 2023 – Save the Date! March 13-17, 2023

Verdant Capital hosted its third annual Video Africa virtual investor conference on March 8-10, 2022. Over the three days, more than eighty one-on-one meetings were held with forty-five leading relevant investors from thirteen countries, and sixteen of our selected clients with operations in thirteen countries across Africa, ranging from fintechs to inclusive financial institutions. Represented were microfinance banks, credit-only institutions, innovative credit businesses, technology-driven leasing businesses, payment companies and insurtechs who are currently raising debt or equity through Verdant Capital’s investment banking businesses.

The first Video Africa was held in 2020 within the first weeks of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Given the success of the first three – events, Video Africa will now be held annually, providing an extremely efficient means to interact with, and invest in, leading fintechs and inclusive financial institutions from around the African Continent. Video Africa will continue to play a significant role in stimulating access to finance for these types of institutions working within the parameters of the “new normal.”

Discussions during the event included new opportunities created for digital financial services to accelerate and enhance financial inclusion amid social distancing and containment measures. Digital financing is now playing a vital role in mitigating the economic and social impact of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Providing debt and equity capital to these types of clients broadens the financial access of low-income households and small businesses and could also support a more inclusive recovery. .

The experience of Video Africa is that the format has significant advantages over meetings organized as a physical roadshow, or physical conference, with stronger attendance and much greater efficiency from a cost, time, and energy perspective.

Verdant Capital will host the next Video Africa conference on March 13 -17, 2023.

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