In Conversation With Folabi Esan

28 November 2017 | Business, Investors

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 firm 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.

In Part 2, Folabi discusses the chain of trust, the need to get the fundamentals right when investing in the long term and been ready to build on ground if your expecting a return from African investments.

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