Do not be fooled by Folabi’s quiet, unassuming manner, he has spent many years across the Atlantic acquiring this demeanour.

He has a razor sharp mind with the ability to pick your business apart bit by bit while delving into aspects that you haven't even considered or fathomed yet. I should know, I've been in the other end of that unpicking. Luckily, I came out unscathed. Adlevo is one of the first, if not the first, investment firms to start investing in tech in Africa when doing a tech deal really was a risk. He knows more than most the understanding of the term 'no risk, no reward' having started the early stage, tech focussed private equity investment firm back on 2008.

Investees don't understand things from the point of view of an investor

In Part 1, Folabi talks about value been in the eye of the beholder, been the stewards of capital and creating successful role models who can be replicated.

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