Raphael Afaedor is the CEO and co-founder of Supermart.ng, an online store for groceries and everyday home amenities.
He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and a former CEO at Jumia. He set up Supermart.ng shortly after leaving Jumia.
Raphael touches on what’s fundamental when putting a founding team together. According to him, friendship is not enough. Professionalism, values, exit conditions and many other factors are to be considered.
In this podcast, you will learn:
- The importance of luck when running a business and why even the best need a little dose of it.
- Why investors deserve to be adequately compensated for taking chances on businesses and providing the much needed capital
- Why Raphael considers himself to be a Pan-African and what it means to him?
- Raphael attended Harvard Business School but had not interest in taking up paid job. Find out how this education helped him in his entrepreneurial pursuit
- Why Raphael chose to start Jumia in Nigeria. What were the reasons behind this decision? Did it matter on the long run?
- Why did Raphael choose to go into e-commerce? What was the attraction to the industry?
- How do you attract and reach out to investors like Rocket Internet?
- And more
Selected links from this episode
Selected book from this episode
- Fire fury: Inside the trump White House by Michael Wolffe
- Subtle art of not giving a f*ck by Mark Manson