NEW DELHI: According to a news release on Ecofin Agency, Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman of e-commerce platform Alibaba has launched a $10 million fund for young African entrepreneurs.
To bear in mind, Jack Ma is the advisor to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business.
According to Ma’s statement, the money is ready and needs no third-party approval to be released. Once its management teams are established, the fund should start operating before the end of this year.
In the same framework, 200 young African entrepreneurs will be invited to Alibaba’s offices in China, where they will be taught about the secrets behind the tech giant’s success.
Ma is on his maiden African tour. In Rwanda’s capital, he attended the Youth Konnect Africa summit which is co-organized by Rwanda’s government and UNCTAD.
Before this, he visited about 500 youth in Kenya, where he also shared his experience with Alibaba, which he founded in 1999, and currently valued at more than $231 billion.