In this episode meet Chukwuemeka Ndukwe, co-founder of Cofundie, a real estate platform operating in Ghana and Nigeria. When we interviewed Emeka back in 2019 they were just about to fund their first project and deliver their proof of concept for crowdfunding real estate projects implemented with alternative materials such as rammed earth.
In the interview Emeka shares:
- Why traditional real estate investors in West Africa aren’t meeting the housing need and why he moved back in with his parents after college
- How he combined becoming an entrepreneur and formal skill acquisition and how that has helped his company
- And why before launching Cofundie he interviewed and talked with about a thousand people about what they wanted to do
We also talked about what his advice for young Nigerians is and why helping others to generate more income was a key takeaway he had learned that helped him to build Cofundie.
Of course, since our interview Cofundie has come a long way and expanded its services from crowdfunding property deals to managing units across marketplaces such as Airbnb, Booking.com and Expedia as well as property management services.
There is a lot of gold in this interview from the beginning times of Cofundie and I hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did.
And now, without further ado, enter Emeka.