For the second year in a row, The Africa Report and Jeune Afrique are publishing an exclusive ranking of the 50 people that are leading the continent's digital revolution. In order to give more visibility to these tech champions, we decided to shake things up by dividing our ranking into three parts.
This is part 2 of an 11-part series.
Our 2022 tech champions ranking shows the growth of the sector, which was boosted by the health crisis. After a record year for fundraising – $5bn – African start-ups are continuing with their momentum in 2022, as $1.8bn was raised during the first quarter.
Fintechs were again among the most prominent start-ups over the last year as a whole, particularly in Nigeria, whose huge market is a major asset.