About Hiruy

Hiruy Amanuel is a co-founder and managing partner of A.J. Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that concentrates on the consumer and financial sectors. Through A.J. Ventures, Hiruy Amanuel and his business partner, Allison Littlefield, invest in seed-stage and existing firms, usually in exchange for success fees or equity. The firm’s investments typically range from between $50,000 and… Continue Reading

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Smart Africa partners with Gebeya to promote capacity building and stimulate private sector growth.

Smart Africa partners with Gebeya to promote capacity building and stimulate private sector growth.

Smart Africa and Gebeya Inc., one of Africa’s premier software development companies, have signed a partnership agreement that will see the two organizations collaborate to stimulate private sector growth and entrepreneurship on the continent. While one of Smart Africa’s cornerstones is encouraging the development of smart cities, complimentary to this, one of Gebeya’s main goals… Continue Reading

Report Takes Behind the Scenes Look at Ethiopian Economic Growth

Report Takes Behind the Scenes Look at Ethiopian Economic Growth

A new report analyzing Ethiopia’s labor force shows that the country has made great progress in reducing unemployment and providing widespread education. However, more work must be done to sustain Ethiopia’s strong economic growth. The report, called “Ethiopia – an agrarian economy in transition,” was written by Yared Seid, Alemayehu Taffesse, and Seid Nuru Ali.… Continue Reading