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Africa: Does Copy/Clone Strategy Work in Africa?

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria, Economics & Business, Technology

Mbwna Ally wonders whether copy/clone strategy works in Africa [1]: “Every so often I hear venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley ask a recurring question regarding Tech Startups in Africa- why not just use the “copy to” strategy? Clone an e-bay, clone a Groupon… After all there are 1,000s of Groupon clones in China! And the Samwer brothers in Germany are notorious for doing this right that it angers many innovators in America.”