Alan Knott-Craig Jr

Alan Knott-Craig Jr

Total 4 Posts
Founder & CEO of Project Isizwe, a company facilitating the roll-out of free Wi-Fi networks across Africa, funded by municipalities. Founder of Ever Africa: eCommerce, games, education and telecoms.

How To Become An Angel Investor In South Africa (Or Anywhere In Africa)

There are two kinds of businesses you can invest in: Those with a variable cost of sale (consulting firms selling hours or retailers selling stock). Those without a variable cost of sale (Intellectual Property - IP - businesses). The former brings returns that are a function of capital employed, whilst

Venture Capital in Africa is Hard

Let's face it, Venture Capitalists (VC) don’t invest in products or jockeys. Venture Capitalists invest in exits. That said, the only way to justify the high investment failure rate that a venture capitalist experiences is to have regular exits at valuations much greater than 10x. When taking into account

How To Develop an App Business

A friend recently asked me for some basic tips on how to develop an app business, this post is a summary of my e-mail to her. 7 High Level Tips Don’t build it and expect customers to come. They won’t. They’re busy. Sell it, then build it.

Impact of the Internet in Africa

There’s really no hope for you if you still need convincing that access to the Internet is a good thing. Ultimately the internet is an empowerment tool. The Internet Advantage Its positive use can be experienced in fields such as education, employment, healthcare and generally as a stimulus to