How Venture Capitalist Defines East Africa Economic Potential - Josep Oriol

In Chapter 8 of 11 in his 2010 interview with Capture Your Flag host Erik Michielsen, East African venture capitalist and conservation investor Josep Oriol shares why he believes East Africa is full of transformational investment potential. He cites three factors. One, given the small economic footprint, large impact investment opportunities exist. Two, modernization opportunities exist across existing resource constrained infrastructure, including public health and education. Three, East Africa development offers a promise of advancement that can promote cultural change. Oriol highlights how this can increase population hope and self confidence by shifting aspirations away from football stars and politicians to new careers options previously not understood or thought possible.