African Pre-seed Podcast Episode #05: How critical is cybersecurity for early-stage ventures? - with Ovamba Solutions & Cyber Alliance
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Viola Llewellyn, Kendrall Felder and Larry Yon talk about cybersecurity risks and unpack what early-stage fintech Founders on the continent need to be doing to build safe and robust digital infrastructure. 

What to look forward to in this episode:

  • What does financial and cyber inclusion in Africa look like? [6:54]
  • How early should tech founders invest in cybersecurity? [11:09]
  • How much time should Founders spend on building their product versus securing it? [14:35]
  • How does regulation around fintech cybersecurity vary in African markets? [20:00]
  • What are some of the commercial incentives of attending to cybersecurity risks? [23:21]
  • Ahead of all existing cyber threats, what is the number one cybersecurity threat Founders should look to mitigate? [26:43]
  • What are some cybersecurity threats Viola, Kendrall and Larry have dealt with in their businesses? [34:30]
  • What do you have to say to the founder that thinks they simply can't afford to pay attention to cybersecurity in their startup? [40:38]


Are you a tech Founder or investor looking to gain more insight into cybersecurity for your business? Tell us why or why not. Let us know on the socials using the #AfricanPreseed hashtag.


ARTICLE: How early-stage startups can enlist the right amount of security as they grow by First Round Review.

ARTICLE: Cybersecurity in Africa: What Should African Leaders Do to Strengthen the Digital Economy? By Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

REPORT: The rise of global cybersecurity venture funding by Crunchbase.

YOUTUBE: The Cybersecurity guide for startups by Slush. 

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