Japan takes on China with a planned $20 billion investment in Africa

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends the TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development) conference in August 28, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. (CNN)Japan’s private sector will invest $20 billion over three years in Africa, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised Wednesday. Abe, who was addressing African leaders gathered at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development…

Rappers Chamillionaire and E-40 Are Looking to Invest $25,000 in a Minority-Owned Startup

(Image: Chamillionaire) Earlier this year, Hakeem Seriki, a Grammy-winning hip hop artist, entrepreneur, and angel investor better known as Chamillionaire, launched a contest for black-founded start-ups and invested $10,000 in the winner. Now, the stakes are higher for round two. He, along with West Coast rapper and investor Earl “E-40” Stevens, and the equity investing platform Republic have…

Here’s How You Can Win A $5 Million Investment in Your Business

Squire Founders, Dave Salvant and Songe LaRon (Image: 43North) 43North, a startup competition and accelerator program, is looking to invest $5 million in high-growth companies willing to relocate to Buffalo, New York. Since 2014, the initiative has invested in 44 companies with $800 million total in their portfolio and created 400 plus jobs in Western New…