Abidjan Unboxed: Exploring Ivory Coast’s Startup Oasis and VC Treasures

By  |  August 17, 2023

Renowned as the world's largest producer of cocoa beans (accounting for 40% of total world production) and cashew nuts, Ivory Coast, officially known as Côte d'Ivoire, stands tall as a vibrant West African nation endowed with abundant natural resources and a rapidly expanding economy.

With a present population of more than 26 million people, this small but culturally rich country booms with over 70 indigenous languages while embracing French as its official language. Driven by a diverse set of factors including strategic investments in key sectors, government-led reforms, and the dynamic emergence of an entrepreneurial ecosystem, the country's economic growth has experienced a remarkable surge, propelling Ivory Coast into the forefront of Africa's rapidly evolving economies.

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