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JAY-Z’s VC Firm invests in 24 Year-old Founder Iddris Sandu on an innovative tech incubator shaping the metaverse

JAY-Z’s VC Firm invests in 24 Year-old Founder Iddris Sandu on an innovative tech incubator shaping the metaverse

Marcy Venture Partners (MVP), the Venture Capital Firm owned by American rapper, and businessman Jay-Z is investing in 24-year-old technologist…
Nigeria’s auto financing startup Autochek Secures $13.1mn Seed Funding

Nigeria’s auto financing startup Autochek Secures $13.1mn Seed Funding

Autochek, the Nigerian automotive startup which recently expanded to Kenya has secured $13.1mn in seed funding. The new round was…
African fintech startup Payday joins Techstars Toronto Accelerator program

African fintech startup Payday joins Techstars Toronto Accelerator program

Pan-African fintech startup Payday has joined Techstars Toronto Accelerator program. Techstars is an operational investment company that assists founders and…
MFS Africa signs agreement to acquire Nigerian fintech startup Baxi

MFS Africa signs agreement to acquire Nigerian fintech startup Baxi

Pan-African digital payments hub MFS Africa signed an agreement to acquire Baxi, one of Nigeria’s super-agent networks. The deal, which is…
Nigerian Fintech Startup Brass Secures $1.7M Financing Round

Nigerian Fintech Startup Brass Secures $1.7M Financing Round

Nigerian fintech startup Brass has secured $1.7mn in funding to address the heavily underserved banking needs of local entrepreneurs, traders and…
Climate-focused startups can now apply for the Africa ClimAccelerator programme

Climate-focused startups can now apply for the Africa ClimAccelerator programme

Africa ClimAccelerator has opened applications for its climate change accelerator programme. The Pan-African, cross-sector, climate-first accelerator is seeking fifteen startups…
Wapi Pay founders Eddie and Paul Ndichu step down from their roles

Wapi Pay founders Eddie and Paul Ndichu step down from their roles

Wapi Pay Board of Directors on Tuesday announced that the company’s founders; Eddie and Paul Ndichu will be stepping down…
Kepple Africa Ventures revokes its investment stake in Kenyan fintech startup Wapi Pay

Kepple Africa Ventures revokes its investment stake in Kenyan fintech startup Wapi Pay

Japanese VC firm Kepple Africa Ventures has announced that it will be revoking its investment in Kenyan fintech startup Wapi…
Nigeria’s e-commerce startup Sendbox raises $1.8 million

Nigeria’s e-commerce startup Sendbox raises $1.8 million

Sendbox has announced the completion of a $1.8 million seed round from investors including 4DX Ventures, Enza Capital, FJLabs, and…
Nigeria’s auto financing firm Autochek officially launches in Kenya

Nigeria’s auto financing firm Autochek officially launches in Kenya

Autochek, the automotive technology company that aims to facilitate auto finance across Africa has officially launched its operations in Kenya. Having…
Nigeria’s Home Services App Eden Life Closes $1.4m Seed Round

Nigeria’s Home Services App Eden Life Closes $1.4m Seed Round

Nigeria’s home service startup Eden Life has announced that it has completed a $1.4m Seed round, led by UK-based LocalGlobe, along with…
African fintech startup Payday raises $1m pre-seed to build Africa’s PayPal

African fintech startup Payday raises $1m pre-seed to build Africa’s PayPal

Payday, a Pan-African financial technology company has raised one million dollars to build out what they believe will be the…
Ian Lessem: The rise of African tech unicorns

Ian Lessem: The rise of African tech unicorns

African unicorns have made big news in recent months, with four startups having recently reached a $1 billion valuation or…
Google to invest $50M equity-based fund in African startups

Google to invest $50M equity-based fund in African startups

Last week, tech giant Google announced that it plans to invest up to $50 million in African early- and growth-stage startups…
Sendy acquires a significant stake in West African logistics startup Kamtar

Sendy acquires a significant stake in West African logistics startup Kamtar

Kenyan tech-logistics startup Sendy has completed a strategic equity investment in West African logistics platform Kamtar. On the heels of…
Benkiko Finance – Making Cryptocurrencies Easier To Use

Benkiko Finance – Making Cryptocurrencies Easier To Use

Benkiko is a Kenyan Blockchain startup that is working on a digital bank with the goal of making Cryptocurrencies easier…
Nigeria’s B2B payments platform Verto secures $10m Series A round for expansion

Nigeria’s B2B payments platform Verto secures $10m Series A round for expansion

Nigeria’s B2B payments platform Verto has announced that it has closed $10 million in Series A funding for expansion. The round was led…
Unilever invites startups to partner through Positive Beauty Growth Platform

Unilever invites startups to partner through Positive Beauty Growth Platform

Unilever has announced the launch of the Positive Beauty Growth Platform, a new initiative that aims to partner with scale-ups…
SoftBank Leads a $200M Investment Round in Andela

SoftBank Leads a $200M Investment Round in Andela

Andela, the global network for remote engineering talent, has announced $200 million in Series E financing. The financing round which…
Africa’s crypto exchange Yellow Card raises $15m Series A funding to fuel expansion across the continent

Africa’s crypto exchange Yellow Card raises $15m Series A funding to fuel expansion across the continent

Pan-African cryptocurrency exchange, Yellow Card, announced a $15 million Series A, the largest ever by an African cryptocurrency exchange, to ramp up hiring…
Absa partners with Melanin Kapital to launch unsecured lending for women-focused startups in Kenya

Absa partners with Melanin Kapital to launch unsecured lending for women-focused startups in Kenya

Absa Bank Kenya has partnered with Pan African impact investment platform Melanin Kapital, to launch an investor readiness program for…
Lami Technologies and Sendy launch per-trip insurance policy for transporters in Kenya

Lami Technologies and Sendy launch per-trip insurance policy for transporters in Kenya

Kenyan insurance startup Lami Technologies and Sendy have today announced a new per-trip insurance policy for transporter in Kenya.  The…
Chinese ride-hailing firm DiDi Chuxing expands to Egypt

Chinese ride-hailing firm DiDi Chuxing expands to Egypt

After launching in South Africa in March this year, Chinese ride-hailing firm DiDi  Chuxing has now launched its operations in Egypt. …
Nigeria’s healthtech startup 54gene secures $25 million in a Series B round

Nigeria’s healthtech startup 54gene secures $25 million in a Series B round

Nigeria’s healthtech startup 54gene, has raised $25M in a Series B round funding to expand its capabilities to contribute to…
Pangea Trust opens applications for its Startup Connect Programme

Pangea Trust opens applications for its Startup Connect Programme

Pangea Trust has opened applications for its Startup Connect Programme. The programme was launched yesterday at an online event moderated by security…
Nigeria’s Agritech startup Releaf secures $4.2m seed funding to drive industrialisation of food processing in Africa

Nigeria’s Agritech startup Releaf secures $4.2m seed funding to drive industrialisation of food processing in Africa

Nigeria’s agritech startup Releaf, which develops proprietary hardware and software solutions to industrialize food processing has raised $2.7 million seed…
Nigeria’s auto financing firm Autochek acquires Cheki Kenya and Uganda

Nigeria’s auto financing firm Autochek acquires Cheki Kenya and Uganda

Autochek has on Monday announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire ROAM Africa’s automotive marketplaces Cheki Kenya and…
Endeavor Nigeria unveils inaugural cohort for its ScaleUp program

Endeavor Nigeria unveils inaugural cohort for its ScaleUp program

Endeavor Nigeria has unveiled the inaugural cohort of entrepreneurs for its new 10-week Endeavor ScaleUp Program that aims to support Nigeria’s…
LG Unveils Ksh 2 Billion Global Startup Innovation Contest

LG Unveils Ksh 2 Billion Global Startup Innovation Contest

LG Electronics has launched Mission for the Future, a global contest for startups to unlock innovative technologies and business ideas…
SWVL completes $35.5m pre-funding to accelerate growth strategy

SWVL completes $35.5m pre-funding to accelerate growth strategy

Dubai-based provider of mass transit and shared mobility solutions Swvl has completed a $35.5m pre-funding of the aggregate PIPE subscription.…
South African fintech startup SOL rebrands to SOLmate

South African fintech startup SOL rebrands to SOLmate

South African fintech startup SOL has announced that it’s rebranding to SOLmate. The online payment platform that offers clients a digital…
African-focused Payments Firm pawaPay Raises $9M Seed Funding

African-focused Payments Firm pawaPay Raises $9M Seed Funding

African-focused payments firm pawaPay has raised a $9m Seed funding led by UK-based investment fund 88mph. Vunani Capital,  Kepple Ventures,…
Arab Bank launches its fintech accelerator program for startups in Egypt

Arab Bank launches its fintech accelerator program for startups in Egypt

Arab Bank has launched its fintech-focused corporate accelerator program “AB Accelerator” in Egypt, following its successful launch in Jordan back…
Nigerian mobility startup Plentywaka raises $1.2m seed funding, acquires Ghana’s Stabus

Nigerian mobility startup Plentywaka raises $1.2m seed funding, acquires Ghana’s Stabus

Nigerian mobility startup Plentywaka has raised a $1.2 million seed funding round, after successfully ending the Techstars Toronto Accelerator Program…
Zepz, Formerly WorldRemit, Raises $292M Series E Financing, Achieves $5B Valuation

Zepz, Formerly WorldRemit, Raises $292M Series E Financing, Achieves $5B Valuation

Digital cross-border payments platform Zepz, formerly WorldRemit, has raised $292 million in new primary financing, achieving a valuation of $5…
Andela Learning Community Surpasses 100,000 Learners

Andela Learning Community Surpasses 100,000 Learners

Tech talent company Andela has announced that its developer learning community. Andela Learning Community (ALC) has now surpassed 100,000 learners.…
East African Startup ecosystem poised for massive growth in 2021

East African Startup ecosystem poised for massive growth in 2021

Africa has a very vibrant startup ecosystem. Even with the pandemic, these startups have gone ahead and raised massive funding…
East Africa’s Startup ecosystem players in Nairobi to design the future of Africa Tech

East Africa’s Startup ecosystem players in Nairobi to design the future of Africa Tech

Leading startup ecosystem players in Africa have today kicked off a two-day workshop to design solutions for challenges that the…
African Fintech startup Pngme raises $15m Series A funding

African Fintech startup Pngme raises $15m Series A funding

African fintech startup Pngme has raised $15 million in Series A funding as the company sets out to grow its…
Ecobank Opens Applications for its 2021 fintech challenge for African startups

Ecobank Opens Applications for its 2021 fintech challenge for African startups

Ecobank Group has opened applications for its 4th edition of the Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The challenge, the bank says is…
Naspers Foundry leads $8.3m Series A investment in South African insurtech startup Naked

Naspers Foundry leads $8.3m Series A investment in South African insurtech startup Naked

Naspers, through its early-stage tech investment vehicle Naspers Foundry, invested $8.3 million (R120 million) in Naked, the artificial intelligence (AI)-driven insurtech startup that…
Kenyan fintech startup Wapi Pay raises $2.2m funding to digitise Africa-Asia trade payments

Kenyan fintech startup Wapi Pay raises $2.2m funding to digitise Africa-Asia trade payments

Kenyan fintech startup Wapi Pay has raised $2.2 Million in pre-seed funding to scale up global payments and remittances between…
Bolt raises KES. 78 billion to expand its on-demand transportation network in Africa and Europe

Bolt raises KES. 78 billion to expand its on-demand transportation network in Africa and Europe

Ride-hailing startup Bolt has raised KES. 78 billion in a Series E funding round led by Sequoia Capital. This fund…
These Are The 25 African Female Founded Tech Startups Joining The CMM PR mentorship program

These Are The 25 African Female Founded Tech Startups Joining The CMM PR mentorship program

Twenty-five African female-founded tech startups have been selected for the second edition of The Future is  Female Mentorship Program. This…
5 Kenyan startups showcase their products at Japanese-led NINJA Accelerator program

5 Kenyan startups showcase their products at Japanese-led NINJA Accelerator program

5 Kenyan startups showcased their solutions during the 1st Demo Day of the NINJA Accelerator in the country, concluding the…
Nigerian Healthtech Startup Field Intelligence Expands into Eleven New Cities Across East and West Africa

Nigerian Healthtech Startup Field Intelligence Expands into Eleven New Cities Across East and West Africa

Nigerian healthtech startup Field Intelligence has expanded into Rivers, Edo, Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, Delta and Kwara States in Nigeria, and…
West African solar startup MyJouleBox secures €3m Series A round to boost growth in core markets

West African solar startup MyJouleBox secures €3m Series A round to boost growth in core markets

MyJouleBox, a solar distributor startup has completed a €3 million Series A. The round is aimed at strengthening its position…
UN announces winners of “Good Food for All” competition in Africa

UN announces winners of “Good Food for All” competition in Africa

Thirteen small- and medium-sized businesses from Africa and the Middle East have been announced as winners of the “Good Food…
Top African regions set to become leading startup and investment hubs

Top African regions set to become leading startup and investment hubs

On the back of Cape Town being recognised as the tech capital of Africa, topping international rankings for foreign direct investment strategy,…
KES 5.3 million accelerator programme launched to drive innovation in Kenya’s insurance sector

KES 5.3 million accelerator programme launched to drive innovation in Kenya’s insurance sector

FSD Africa, the Insurance Regulatory Authority, and Tellistic Technology Services have launched BimaLab, a KES 5.3 million accelerator programme designed…
Glovo Expands Reach To Thika And Kiambu Towns

Glovo Expands Reach To Thika And Kiambu Towns

On-demand delivery startup Glovo has expanded its operations to Thika and Kiambu towns. The expansion comes from the back of…
Egypt’s social e-commerce startup Taager raises US$6.4 million seed round

Egypt’s social e-commerce startup Taager raises US$6.4 million seed round

Taager, an Egyptian social e-commerce startup, has raised a US$6.4 million seed funding round to help it scale its platform…
Nigerian fintech startup Lidya raises $8.3m pre-Series B funding round

Nigerian fintech startup Lidya raises $8.3m pre-Series B funding round

Nigerian fintech and lending startup Lidya has announced the completion of its $8.3 million pre-Series B funding round. Alitheia Capital…
South African secure data collaboration startup Omnisient raises $1.4m for global expansion

South African secure data collaboration startup Omnisient raises $1.4m for global expansion

Omnisient, a South African secure data collaboration platform, has achieved its second raise this year totalling USD1.4 million.  The investments…
Banque Misr partners with Microsoft to support fintech startups in Egypt

Banque Misr partners with Microsoft to support fintech startups in Egypt

Banque Misr has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with Microsoft Egypt to launch the first open innovation program in…
Kenyan startup MarketForce raises $2m pre-Series A to scale its B2B retail marketplace, RejaReja

Kenyan startup MarketForce raises $2m pre-Series A to scale its B2B retail marketplace, RejaReja

MarketForce, the Kenyan-based B2B platform for retail distribution of consumer goods and digital financial services in Africa has raised a…
M-KOPA Expands to Nigeria, Appoints former SafeBoda Country Director its New GM

M-KOPA Expands to Nigeria, Appoints former SafeBoda Country Director its New GM

Connected asset financing platform M-KOPA, has expanded its operations to Nigeria. The move into the Nigerian market the company says…
Nigerian fintech startup TeamApt secures Series B funding

Nigerian fintech startup TeamApt secures Series B funding

Nigerian fintech startup TeamApt has closed its Series B fundraising round, as it looks to expand its financial services beyond Nigeria. The…
Mobile commerce platform Copia expands into Uganda

Mobile commerce platform Copia expands into Uganda

Copia Global, a mobile commerce platform built to serve middle to low-income African consumers, has expanded its operations to Uganda.…
Ghanaian Fintech startup Zeepay raises $7.9 million Series A funding

Ghanaian Fintech startup Zeepay raises $7.9 million Series A funding

Ghanaian Fintech startup Zeepay, has announced the completion of a USD7.9 million Series A.0 funding. The funding is a hybrid of both…
Catalyst Fund announces Circle of Corporate Innovators to accelerate startup-corporate partnerships

Catalyst Fund announces Circle of Corporate Innovators to accelerate startup-corporate partnerships

Global inclusive tech accelerator Catalyst Fund has announced pioneer members of its Circle of Corporate Innovators to accelerate startup-corporate partnerships.…
Three local InsurTech receive Ksh 1.25 million each from IRA, Prudential innovation hub

Three local InsurTech receive Ksh 1.25 million each from IRA, Prudential innovation hub

Three local startups have each received Ksh 1.25 million in cash awards from the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) innovation hub…
CMM PR launches 2nd edition of mentorship programme for African female tech founders

CMM PR launches 2nd edition of mentorship programme for African female tech founders

C. Moore Media International Public Relations (CMM), a New York-headquartered PR agency focusing on the US, UK, and African markets,…
Healthtech startup BASMA.com raises $3m funding to scale up its platform in the MENA region

Healthtech startup BASMA.com raises $3m funding to scale up its platform in the MENA region

UK-based, MENA focused, startup BASMA.com has closed a $3 million Series to scale up its healthtech platform in the region.…
Ethiopian-based edtech startup Gabeya launches its revamped marketplace

Ethiopian-based edtech startup Gabeya launches its revamped marketplace

Gabeya, the Pan-African source for freelance professional talent, has expanded its revamped marketplace, the first of its kind in terms…
Nigerian e-health startup Helium Health launches in Kenya

Nigerian e-health startup Helium Health launches in Kenya

Lagos-based e-health startup Helium Health has launched its operations in Kenya. The startup is partnering with three local providers, including Philips…
Speedaf express completes Round A+ financing to build China-Africa express brand

Speedaf express completes Round A+ financing to build China-Africa express brand

Speedaf Express, a China-Africa integrated logistics service provider, has announced the completion of its Round A+ financing. The round was…
Toyota AI Ventures rebrands to Toyota Ventures, adds $300m to invest in emerging tech and carbon neutrality

Toyota AI Ventures rebrands to Toyota Ventures, adds $300m to invest in emerging tech and carbon neutrality

Toyota’s first standalone, early-stage venture capital firm, Toyota AI Ventures, will change its name to Toyota Ventures. The VC firm…
IFC launches program to support startups across North Africa

IFC launches program to support startups across North Africa

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has launched a new advisory program aimed at making it easier for startups in Algeria,…
WhereIsMyTransport, South Africa’s mobility startup announces a $14.5 million Series A extension round

WhereIsMyTransport, South Africa’s mobility startup announces a $14.5 million Series A extension round

South African-based mobility startup WhereIsMyTransport has announced a $14.5 million Series A extension round to expand to other markets.  This…
BMZ expands its developPPP Ventures programme to Kenya to support local startups

BMZ expands its developPPP Ventures programme to Kenya to support local startups

German-based Federal Development Ministry (BMZ) has expanded its developPPP Ventures programme in Kenya to support local startups. Under this programme,…
Industrialization Ministry launches Startup Savanna, a business acceleration programme for local early-stage startups

Industrialization Ministry launches Startup Savanna, a business acceleration programme for local early-stage startups

The Kenyan Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development (MoITED) has launched Startup Savanna, a business acceleration programme that will…
Dream VC Launches Fellowship Program For Aspiring VCs Africa

Dream VC Launches Fellowship Program For Aspiring VCs Africa

Dream VC Launches Fellowship Program For Aspiring VCs AfricaDream VC, a Remote Venture Capital Upskilling Institute, has launched a new…
Kenyan Fintech Firm Kwara Among African Startups Selected for Norrsken Impact Accelerator Program

Kenyan Fintech Firm Kwara Among African Startups Selected for Norrsken Impact Accelerator Program

Kenyan fintech firm Kwara is among the twenty startups, with eleven from Africa, selected to join the Norrsken Impact Accelerator. Norrsken…
[Kenya] Pangea announces upto $3 million scale-up program for local startups

[Kenya] Pangea announces upto $3 million scale-up program for local startups

Norwegian-based accelerator Pangea has unveiled a scale-up program offering private funding of up to Ksh 300 million and business support…
Satgana launches first portfolio startup in Kenya, Mazi Mobility

Satgana launches first portfolio startup in Kenya, Mazi Mobility

Venture builder Satgana announced its first portfolio startup from Nairobi, Kenya, Mazi Mobility, to address the issues faced by the public transport…
AlphaCode announces four startups taking part in the second phase of the its Incubate programme

AlphaCode announces four startups taking part in the second phase of the its Incubate programme

AlphaCode has announced the four South African fintech startups that will be part of the second phase of the AlphaCode…
South African fintech startup Ukheshe expanding to Asia-Pacific

South African fintech startup Ukheshe expanding to Asia-Pacific

South African fintech startup Ukheshe Technologies has announced that it will be expanding its footprint into the Asia-Pacific region as it introduces…
Five women-led tech startups awarded Ksh.1M by Standard Chartered Women in Tech Incubator

Five women-led tech startups awarded Ksh.1M by Standard Chartered Women in Tech Incubator

The Standard Chartered Bank has today awarded 5 women-led businesses with  KES 1,000,000 each. The businesses were picked from the…
IMPACC to invest up to $150k in social businesses in Africa

IMPACC to invest up to $150k in social businesses in Africa

IMPACC today announced plans to provide smart equity investment of between $30,000 – $150,000 with a period of 6 to…
Nigerian social and video commerce platform Rabawa raises $163k funding for expansion

Nigerian social and video commerce platform Rabawa raises $163k funding for expansion

Nigerian social and video commerce platform Rabawa has raised US$163,000 in funding from US-based VC firm Aptive Capital to help…
UN launches hunt for startups and enterprises changing the face of food systems

UN launches hunt for startups and enterprises changing the face of food systems

The UN Food Systems Summit has announced a competition to identify startups and SMEs from across the world who are…
Kenyan Female Entrepreneur Raises $1.8M in Seed Funding for Lami Technologies

Kenyan Female Entrepreneur Raises $1.8M in Seed Funding for Lami Technologies

Lami Technologies, a Kenyan insurance technology (insurtech) company that aims to democratize insurance products and services for low-income Kenyans, has…
Kenyan fintech startup Kwara selected for Japan-led Ninja Accelerator Programme

Kenyan fintech startup Kwara selected for Japan-led Ninja Accelerator Programme

Digital banking platform and fintech company Kwara has been selected for the first cohort of the Ninja Accelerator programme in Kenya.…
Google to offer Android and cloud development scholarships to developers across Africa

Google to offer Android and cloud development scholarships to developers across Africa

Google has announced a new programme to offer new scholarships for Android, Web and Google Cloud development to developers across…
Mastercard announces new investment in Rwandan female-focused eCommerce platform Kasha

Mastercard announces new investment in Rwandan female-focused eCommerce platform Kasha

Mastercard has today announced a new investment in Rwandan female-focused eCommerce platform Kasha. The companies say they will continue their…
Applications for the HiiL Justice Accelerator to close on 30th April

Applications for the HiiL Justice Accelerator to close on 30th April

Southern African justice startups looking for the opportunity to take their business to new heights have until 30 April 2021…
African tech startups invited to apply for the Smart Cities Innovation Programme

African tech startups invited to apply for the Smart Cities Innovation Programme

African tech startups in the fields of mobility, housing, and fintech have been invited to apply for the Smart Cities…
Here are the twenty-two African startups joining the UNICEF StartUp Lab second cohort

Here are the twenty-two African startups joining the UNICEF StartUp Lab second cohort

UNICEF has announced the twenty-two startups that will be taking part in this year’s cohort of the UNICEF StartUp Lab.…
Applications for 2021 Grindstone Accelerator programme now open

Applications for 2021 Grindstone Accelerator programme now open

Applications for this year’s Grindstone’s accelerator programme are now open. Grindstone Accelerator is an equity-free structured entrepreneurship development programme that…
[Rwanda] Electric Mobility Startup Ampersand Raises $3.5m from EIF

[Rwanda] Electric Mobility Startup Ampersand Raises $3.5m from EIF

Kigali based electric motorcycle startup Ampersand has raised $3.5 million in funding from the Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF) to rapidly scale…
Applications Open for Jack Ma’s 2021 Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition

Applications Open for Jack Ma’s 2021 Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition

The “Africa’s Business Heroes” (ABH) prize competition, Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic program spotlighting and celebrating Africa’s entrepreneurial talent has…
HiiL opens applications for Justice Accelerator for Southern Africa startups

HiiL opens applications for Justice Accelerator for Southern Africa startups

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has opened applications for this years HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge. Successful applicants will…
Kenyan agency banking startup Tanda secures funding to expand regionally

Kenyan agency banking startup Tanda secures funding to expand regionally

Kenyan agency banking startup Tanda has announced that is expanding its operations regionally after closing a funding round in February…
Solar energy startup Jirogasy launches fundraising to finance its expansion in East Africa

Solar energy startup Jirogasy launches fundraising to finance its expansion in East Africa

After a year marked by the launch of its solar computer Jirodesk II, Malagasy startup Jirogasy has joined the Seedstar…
AECF Launches US$1.2 Million Fund to Support Renewable Energy Startups in Africa

AECF Launches US$1.2 Million Fund to Support Renewable Energy Startups in Africa

The African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) has today launched a US$1.2 million Innovation Fund to support entrepreneurs using renewable energy…
Nigerian Fintech startup TeamApt launches internship program to support women in tech

Nigerian Fintech startup TeamApt launches internship program to support women in tech

Nigerian fintech startup TeamApt has launched an internship program to support women in Technology. The internship program is targeting female…
Fintech VC firm Flourish Ventures Opens new Office in Kenya

Fintech VC firm Flourish Ventures Opens new Office in Kenya

Flourish Ventures, a global fintech venture capital firm, has opened a new office in Kenya to support fintech startups across Africa.…
Ajua and MTN Nigeria launch Customer Management mobile app for SMEs

Ajua and MTN Nigeria launch Customer Management mobile app for SMEs

Kenyan based customer experience startup Ajua has partnered with MTN Nigeria to launch EnGauge, a digital eCommerce customer engagement management…
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