XV's investment thesis
Unlike investing in tech enabled start-ups, investing in Industry 4.0 (AI etc), Deep Tech or Hard Tech start-ups requires domain expertise to be truly successful
Research shows, despite its popularity, spray and pray venture capital investing doesn’t work in developing countries
Spotting anomalies before they become perceptible trends is an example of where our neural network AI platform W/OS gives us an evolutionary edge
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W/OS pilot: to make carbon labelling affordable for farmers, enabling farmers to access climate finance such as sustainability linked loans.
Economic moat: a virtuous cycle of platform ecosystem strategy, move fast and break things, underpinned by artificial intelligence and big data, enabling structural advantages such as proprietary insights and network effects
in-app purchases grew by a remarkable 136% in Q2 21. It’s “leapfrogging” to the new economy (China is No. 2 in AI with a GDP PPP < 1/3 of US’)
Regional market integration (ACFTA):
for the first time, the African continent is becoming a single market
its climate finance investment opportunity, a subset of green finance, will be worth at least $3 trillion by 2030
the economic decoupling between the US and China has created a window of opportunity
Best demographic dividend, such as the largest workforce in the world by 2050, among largest diaspora networks etc…
Technology, climate smart agriculture for example, is what will turn Africa, home to 60% of the world’s arable land, into the bread basket of the world
The productivity gap between African and US farmers is 60:1, owing to technology
Hence, the African Inclusive Future of Work & Open AI Institute is building large AI models specific to Africa for the first time ever.
Africa has about 7 years leeway before industry 4.0 redefines industrialisation
Industry 4.0 blurs the manufacturing vs services economy dichotomy
Apple is the most valuable firm in the world, yet it doesn’t make any of the devices it sells, it designs them, or consumer tech giant Tencent leads China’s manufacturing sector‘s digitalisation.
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