Lotanna Nwose is a web technology enthusiast and techpreneur who is one of the 3 co-founders of Ghanaian startup, InvestSika where he is in charge of partnerships and operations.
InvestSika is on a mission to make investing accessible to all Africans. And it is starting in Ghana, one of the leading countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It would allow Ghanaians to buy and sell shares in both local and foreign companies and will make this process seamless and accessible via mobile phones, and with as little $10.
Lotanna speaks to me about his journey into technology, the challenges around stock investment accessibility and what InvestSika is doing to change that in Ghana and Africa by extension.
InvestSika is currently doing a private beta testing of the mobile app and you can DM @investsika on Twitter for early access.
Who is Lotanna?
What made you decide to stay back and start your own thing?
Tell us about Investika
What is the market like for that kind of business in Ghana?
What differences and similarities do you see between Ghana and Nigerian markets?
What are you looking to do differently as you release your app?
What’s the traction so far? How long have you been building? What do we expect?
In the last 9 months, what’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt?
What would your advice to young and aspiring entrepreneurs be?