In this interview, meet Vanda d´Oliveira and Ricardo Figueiredo , the two founders of Bantumakers, a startup studio in Angola.
In our interview we chatted about
- how they launch businesses
- how they financed their first two startups, the first Angolan crowdfunding platform called DEYA and a micro job platform called SALO
- AND their personal journey as founders, going way back from when Ricardo was selling bootlegged DVDs in Highschool, to starting a software company to eventually joining Vanda on her vision to solve social problems through a series of startups that the two want to launch through their startup studio Bantumakers.
We asked them about their advice for young people on the continent and how they managed to turn their business around when they ran out of money. We chatted about the challenges and joys of their entrepreneurial journeys as well as their insights about building a business in Angola.
There are a lot of insights one can take away from the shares of the two as well as a few fun anecdotes and stories about their journeys. It was an insightful and very open conversation, that we hope you will enjoy.
So, without further ado, enter Vanda and Ricardo.