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Kenyan Supply Chain and Logistics Startup Leta Secures $3M Funding

Kenyan Supply Chain and Logistics Startup Leta Secures $3M Funding

Kenyan supply chain and logistics startup Leta has secured a $3M pre-seed equity round led by 4Di Capital, Chandaria Capital,…
Tanzanian supply chain solutions startup Ramani has raised $32M in equity and debt

Tanzanian supply chain solutions startup Ramani has raised $32M in equity and debt

Tanzanian supply chain solutions provider Ramani has raised $32M in debt and equity in a Series A round that was…
Pan-African solar company Solarise Africa raises $33.4M 

Pan-African solar company Solarise Africa raises $33.4M 

Solarise Africa, a pan-African Energy-as-a-Service company that provides reliable and affordable energy solutions across Africa has raised $33.4M to expand…
Modus Africa sets aside $75M to support African AI and blockchain startups

Modus Africa sets aside $75M to support African AI and blockchain startups

African AI and blockchain startups are set to benefit from Modus Africa fund, an African –focused venture capital firm under…
Kenyan health-tech startup MYDAWA launches online platform to help in HIV prevention

Kenyan health-tech startup MYDAWA launches online platform to help in HIV prevention

Kenyan health-tech startup MYDAWA famous for its e-pharmacy platform has launched the first Kenyan online solution for HIV prevention. The…
Kenya’s agri-tech startup Stable Foods has raised $600k in funding

Kenya’s agri-tech startup Stable Foods has raised $600k in funding

Stable Foods, a Kenyan agri-tech startup offering a host of solutions to small-scale farmers has raised $600k in funding. The…
How the fall of FTX impacted Nigeria’s Web3 startup Nestcoin

How the fall of FTX impacted Nigeria’s Web3 startup Nestcoin

It’s now emerging that the collapse of American crypto platform FTX last week has had an impact on Nigeria’s Web3…
IFC has launched a $225 million VC subsidiary to fund early-stage African startups

IFC has launched a $225 million VC subsidiary to fund early-stage African startups

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has launched a $225 million venture capital subsidiary to invest in early-stage startups across Africa,…
Kenya-based Electric Vehicle Manufacturer BasiGo has raised $6.6 million in funding

Kenya-based Electric Vehicle Manufacturer BasiGo has raised $6.6 million in funding

BasiGo, the Kenyan-based electric manufacturer working to bring EVs for public transportation has raised $6.6 million (Sh804.5 million ), in…
Nigerian Fintech Kuda Wants To Make Remittance From UK To Africa Cheaper

Nigerian Fintech Kuda Wants To Make Remittance From UK To Africa Cheaper

As remittances to Africa increase, several firms are finding ways to make it easier, cheaper and more convenient to send…
Sky.Garden will not fold up, it has found a new buyer

Sky.Garden will not fold up, it has found a new buyer

In September, news of the impending extinction of popular e-commerce website Sky.Garden caught the tech industry by surprise. When we…
Egyptian B2B marketplace SPEED acquired by UAE-based firm X-ERA

Egyptian B2B marketplace SPEED acquired by UAE-based firm X-ERA

UAE-based logistics services provider X-ERA has acquired Egypt’s B2B marketplace SPEED, as part of its international expansion strategy. SPEED connects suppliers…
Kenya’s GrowAgric and Aquarech among startups selected for Katapult Africa Accelerator Programme

Kenya’s GrowAgric and Aquarech among startups selected for Katapult Africa Accelerator Programme

Kenyan GrowAgric and Aquarech are among nine startups from across the continent that have been selected for the Katapult Africa…
Sendy raises an undisclosed amount of funding from Japanese VC MOL PLUS

Sendy raises an undisclosed amount of funding from Japanese VC MOL PLUS

Kenyan Fulfillment and Logistics startup Sendy has announced that it has received funding from MOL PLUS the Corporate Venture Capital…
Algeria’s Yassir has raised $150 million in series B funding

Algeria’s Yassir has raised $150 million in series B funding

Yassir, an Algerian supper platform that offers ride-hailing, food and grocery delivery as well as financial services on a single…
Quona Capital to invest $332M in fintech startups from emerging markets focusing on financial inclusion

Quona Capital to invest $332M in fintech startups from emerging markets focusing on financial inclusion

Emerging markets venture capital firm Quona Capital today announced the final close of $332 million for its Fund III, significantly exceeding…
Nigeria’s Payhippo acquires Maritime Microfinance Bank to expand its customer offerings

Nigeria’s Payhippo acquires Maritime Microfinance Bank to expand its customer offerings

Payhippo, a fintech that offers credit facilities to SMEs in Nigeria has acquired Maritime Microfinance Bank (MFB). MFB is a…
MEST Africa Challenge 2022 top 5 finalists announced

MEST Africa Challenge 2022 top 5 finalists announced

MEST Africa has announced the five African tech startups that have made it to the grand finale of the 2022…
500 Global Launches its Pan-African Accelerator Manager Bootcamp in Kenya

500 Global Launches its Pan-African Accelerator Manager Bootcamp in Kenya

500 Global, a leading venture capital firm is launching its inaugural Bootcamp for Accelerator Managers (BAM) program in Kenya. The…
Flourish Ventures launches Madica, an Africa-focused program to invest in pre-seed stage startups

Flourish Ventures launches Madica, an Africa-focused program to invest in pre-seed stage startups

Flourish Ventures, a global fintech venture capital firm has launched Madica, an investment program for pre-seed stage technology startups in…
AI Content Creation Tool Jasper Has Raised $125M in a Series-A funding

AI Content Creation Tool Jasper Has Raised $125M in a Series-A funding

Jasper, a fast-growing AI creation tool based in Austin, Texas has raised  $125 million in series-A funding round, making it…
15 Fintech startups selected for CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa 2022 program announced

15 Fintech startups selected for CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa 2022 program announced

LHoFT has announced the 15 fintech startups that have been selected to participate in the fifth edition of the CATAPULT: Inclusion…
President Buhari signs Nigeria Startup Bill into law

President Buhari signs Nigeria Startup Bill into law

As technology-led innovations take centre stage in Africa,  countries are putting in place policies to support innovation and accelerate the…
Alibaba Kicks Off One-Month Netpreneur Training Program for Africa

Alibaba Kicks Off One-Month Netpreneur Training Program for Africa

Alibaba  Global Initiatives (AGI), a professional training arm under Chinese tech giant Alibaba, has enrolled the second class of more…
Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Roam has launched its first mass transit bus in Nairobi

Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Roam has launched its first mass transit bus in Nairobi

Kenyan-Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer Roam has launched the first mass transit electric bus to ply various routes in Nairobi. The…
Auto Financing startup Moove raises £15 million financing to scale UK operations

Auto Financing startup Moove raises £15 million financing to scale UK operations

Moove, a mobility fintech startup providing auto financing for gig economy drivers has raised £15 million in financing to scale…
Nigerian data and intelligence firm Stears has raised $3.3 Million for expansion to East Africa

Nigerian data and intelligence firm Stears has raised $3.3 Million for expansion to East Africa

Nigerian data firm Stears has raised $3.3 million in a seed round in which Serena William’s VC firm Serena Ventures…
Wasoko dismisses reports that it has shut down its operations in Kenya

Wasoko dismisses reports that it has shut down its operations in Kenya

Kenyan-based B2B e-commerce startup Wasoko has dismissed reports that it has shut down its operations in the country. On Monday,…
Kenya’s home furniture startup MoKo has raised $6M to accelerate growth

Kenya’s home furniture startup MoKo has raised $6M to accelerate growth

MoKo has been around since 2014, a period in which the company has undergone a considerable metamorphosis. It was first…
EzyAgric and Pezesha launch Buy Now Pay Later services for Ugandan agro-dealers

EzyAgric and Pezesha launch Buy Now Pay Later services for Ugandan agro-dealers

Kenyan fintech Pezesha has partnered with EzyAgric to launch a buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) scheme for agro-dealers all over Uganda. EzyAgric has…
African tech startups have so far raised $2.7bn in funding this year, report

African tech startups have so far raised $2.7bn in funding this year, report

A report by pan-African tech publication Disrupt Africa has revealed that African tech startups raised $2.7bn in funding in the…
Nigeria’s heath-tech startup Lifestores Healthcare has raised $3M 

Nigeria’s heath-tech startup Lifestores Healthcare has raised $3M 

Nigerian health-tech startup Lifestores Healthcare has raised $3M for expansion across the country in a pre-Series A funding round. The…
Kenyans in the diaspora can now pay bills on M-PESA via NALA Money

Kenyans in the diaspora can now pay bills on M-PESA via NALA Money

Tanzanian fintech startup NALA which was launched in 2018 to enable Africans in the diaspora easily send money home has…
Logistics startup Sendy cuts down on its Supply Service

Logistics startup Sendy cuts down on its Supply Service

Kenyan logistics startup Sendy has restructured its operations, effectively winding down its Supply service. The startup says it will now…
All products purchased via Lipa Later will now be insured by insurtech firm Lami Technologies

All products purchased via Lipa Later will now be insured by insurtech firm Lami Technologies

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) company Lipa Later Group has partnered with Lami Technologies to offer its consumers affordable credit insurance…
HAVAÍC completes its third investment in Kenyan FinTech Tanda

HAVAÍC completes its third investment in Kenyan FinTech Tanda

Cape Town-headquartered venture capital (VC) firm HAVAÍC has completed its third investment in Kenyan FinTech Tanda. The investment from the…
Kenyan startup Kyosk Digital has launched in Uganda

Kenyan startup Kyosk Digital has launched in Uganda

Kyosk Digital Services aims to address some of the challenges that vendors of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) go through in…
KCB Partners With EV Maker BasiGo Kenya to Finance Electric PSV Buses

KCB Partners With EV Maker BasiGo Kenya to Finance Electric PSV Buses

The Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) and electric vehicles manufacturer BasiGo Ltd on Tuesday announced a partnership that will enable investors…
Ugandan Digital Lender Numida Has Raised $12.3 Million in Pre-Series A Round

Ugandan Digital Lender Numida Has Raised $12.3 Million in Pre-Series A Round

Ugandan fintech startup Numida has been in operation since 2017. The company has found its footing, offering customers loans ranging…
Popular E-commerce Startup Sky.Garden Faces Closure After Failing To Raise Funding

Popular E-commerce Startup Sky.Garden Faces Closure After Failing To Raise Funding

Word in the streets has it that one of Kenya’s most popular e-commerce marketplace Sky.Garden may be closing down after…
Nigeria’s restaurant management startup Vendease has raised $30 million to scale its food supply business

Nigeria’s restaurant management startup Vendease has raised $30 million to scale its food supply business

Nigerian startup Vendease which makes it easy for restaurants to access food supplies has raised $30 million in Series-A funding.…
Ghana’s Agritech Startup Farmerline has Raised  $1.5 Million in Series A Funding

Ghana’s Agritech Startup Farmerline has Raised  $1.5 Million in Series A Funding

After netting $13 million in April this year, Ghanaian agritech startup Farmerline has raised another  $1.5 million in pre-series A…
Kenya’s Zuri Health and Damu Sasa to benefit from $7M fund from Bill Gates Foundation

Kenya’s Zuri Health and Damu Sasa to benefit from $7M fund from Bill Gates Foundation

Thirty companies from 14 African countries will benefit from a $7 million fund fronted by pan-African support organization Investing in…
Michael Joseph appointed board chair of insurtech startup Pula

Michael Joseph appointed board chair of insurtech startup Pula

Former Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph has been appointed as board chair of Kenya agricultural insurtech startup Pula. The startup was…
Nigeria’s health-tech startup Remedial Health raises $4.4 million in seed funding

Nigeria’s health-tech startup Remedial Health raises $4.4 million in seed funding

Remedial Health, a Nigerian healthtech startup has raised $4.4 million in seed funding to accelerate its expansion across the country.…
Healthtech Startup mPharma Acquires Majority Stake in Nigeria’s HealthPlus

Healthtech Startup mPharma Acquires Majority Stake in Nigeria’s HealthPlus

Ghanaian technology-driven health startup mPharma has acquired the majority stake in HealthPlus, the leading pharmacy chain in Nigeria. mPharma Chief…
Brazilian fintech unicorn EBANX sets shop in Africa

Brazilian fintech unicorn EBANX sets shop in Africa

Brazilian fintech unicorn EBANX  is set to launch its operations in Africa as it seeks to expand its business outside…
Kenyan insurtech startup Turaco raises $10M Series A funding

Kenyan insurtech startup Turaco raises $10M Series A funding

Kenyan insurtech firm Turaco has closed a $10 million Series A equity round led by AfricInvest, via the Cathay Africinvest…
Nigerian fintech Kippa has raised $8.4 million seed round

Nigerian fintech Kippa has raised $8.4 million seed round

Nigerian fintech startup Kippa has raised $8.4 million in an oversubscribed seed round. This round of funding was led by…
Hack The Mara hackathon finalists announced

Hack The Mara hackathon finalists announced

In June this year, Pan-African technology company the Mara Group invited applicants to the  “Hack the Mara” hackathon, a competition…
African startups raised $5 billion last year, just a tip of the global average

African startups raised $5 billion last year, just a tip of the global average

Across the African continent, 2021 was a good year for startups as funding hit a record high at about $5…
Kenya’s HotelOnline has acquired hospitality software provider HotelPlus

Kenya’s HotelOnline has acquired hospitality software provider HotelPlus

Kenyan-based technology travel company HotelOnline has acquired HotelPlus, a software provider specializing in the hospitality industry whose customers are spread…
Nigeria’s blockchain startup Bitmama has raised $2 million to scale across Africa

Nigeria’s blockchain startup Bitmama has raised $2 million to scale across Africa

Bitmama is a Nigerian blockchain company that aims to democratize the payment system across the continent. The startup has remote…
Nigerian fintech startup NowNow raises $13 million for expansion across Africa

Nigerian fintech startup NowNow raises $13 million for expansion across Africa

Nigerian fintech startup NowNow Digital Systems has raised $13M seed round for expansion across Africa. The company was founded in…
Three Kenyan founders selected for the Future is Female Mentorship Program

Three Kenyan founders selected for the Future is Female Mentorship Program

The Future is Female Mentorship Program is a PR and communications mentorship program dedicated exclusively to African female tech founders.…
Digital banking app for African immigrants Waya officially launched

Digital banking app for African immigrants Waya officially launched

Waya, a digital banking app that seeks to make it easier for African immigrants to send money back home is…
12 Kenyan Startups Selected for the 2022 Google Black Founders Fund

12 Kenyan Startups Selected for the 2022 Google Black Founders Fund

Tech giant Google has announced 60 qualifiers for the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund (BFF) for African startups. The…
Nigeria’s BoomKit Has Built a Platform to Manage African Artists

Nigeria’s BoomKit Has Built a Platform to Manage African Artists

African artists face the challenge of a fragmented market that is sometimes seen as the biggest impediment to success. Without…
Kenyan Court Freezes Another Sh400.6 Million Belonging to Flutterwave

Kenyan Court Freezes Another Sh400.6 Million Belonging to Flutterwave

Nigerian fintech Flutterwave is once again in the Kenyan courts for the wrong reasons. Early Tuesday, the High Court of…
Kenyan B2B E-commerce Startup Wasoko Opens an Innovation Hub in Zanzibar

Kenyan B2B E-commerce Startup Wasoko Opens an Innovation Hub in Zanzibar

Innovation plays an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. In fact, A study by Briter Bridges and AfriLabs…
Kenya’s Fintech Pezesha Has Raised $11 Million to Expand Across Africa

Kenya’s Fintech Pezesha Has Raised $11 Million to Expand Across Africa

Pezesha, a Kenyan fintech that has built a platform where small and medium enterprises can access funding has raised $11…
Nigerian fintech Grey raises $2M to simplify cross-border payments across Africa

Nigerian fintech Grey raises $2M to simplify cross-border payments across Africa

Grey, a fintech started by two Nigerians to simplify sending and receiving foreign payments for Africans, has raised $2 million…
Kenyan startups raised $820 million in VC funding in the first half of 2022

Kenyan startups raised $820 million in VC funding in the first half of 2022

Kenya has secured an enviable position among the most competitive innovation and investment destinations in Africa. The country’s attractiveness has…
STIMA brings electric motorcycles to Kenya in new partnership with India’s OneElectric

STIMA brings electric motorcycles to Kenya in new partnership with India’s OneElectric

STIMA, a battery swapping technology company has partnered OneElectric, an Indian manufacturer of electric motorcycles to supply more than 3,000…
Twitter is integrating podcasts to its platform

Twitter is integrating podcasts to its platform

Twitter announced on Tuesday that it integrating podcasts into its platform as a part of its newly redesigned Spaces Tab.…
Nigeria’s B2B e-commerce startup Omnibiz has raised $15 million to accelerate expansion

Nigeria’s B2B e-commerce startup Omnibiz has raised $15 million to accelerate expansion

There is a growing number of startups across Africa that are helping to connect manufacturers with wholesalers and retailers. Nigeria’s…
Ecobank Opens Applications for its 2022 Fintech Challenge for African Startups

Ecobank Opens Applications for its 2022 Fintech Challenge for African Startups

Ecobank Group has launched the fifth edition of the Ecobank Fintech Challenge targeting African fintech startups. Selected startups stand a…
Kenya’s AfyaRekod Partners with Medi-Science to Decentralize Access to Patient Data

Kenya’s AfyaRekod Partners with Medi-Science to Decentralize Access to Patient Data

Medi-Science International and Kenya’s healthcare startup AfyaRekod have announced a partnership aimed at transforming healthcare delivery through improved access to…
Flutterwave’s New Chief People and Culture Officer Mansi Babyloni Empowers Young Africans with Tech Skills

Flutterwave’s New Chief People and Culture Officer Mansi Babyloni Empowers Young Africans with Tech Skills

Nigerian fintech company, Flutterwave, has appointed Mansi Babyloni as the new Chief People and Culture Officer. This was contained in…
Mozilla is awarding five Kenyan projects developing Kiswahili voice-enabled applications $50K grant each

Mozilla is awarding five Kenyan projects developing Kiswahili voice-enabled applications $50K grant each

Mozilla has announced a collaboration that will see eight companies developing Kiswahili voice technologies receive $50,000 grant each to advance…
Koolboks Closes $2.5M Seed Round to Scale Solar Refrigeration Across Africa

Koolboks Closes $2.5M Seed Round to Scale Solar Refrigeration Across Africa

Koolboks, the sustainable cooling company providing accessible cold storage solutions to businesses across Africa, has closed a $2.5M Seed funding…
Kenyan agtech IProcure secures $10.2M to expand into Uganda and Tanzania.

Kenyan agtech IProcure secures $10.2M to expand into Uganda and Tanzania.

Kenyan tech and data-driven agricultural inputs supply startup iProcure has raised a $10.2 million Series B funding round to support…
Kenya’s Lori Systems has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Google

Kenya’s Lori Systems has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Google

Kenya e-logistics company Lori Systems which operates across East Africa has raised an undisclosed amount of Round B funding from…
Bolt to only be available to corporate clients in Tanzania

Bolt to only be available to corporate clients in Tanzania

Popular ride-hailing company Bolt has switched to corporate clients only in Tanzania. This, the firm says is due to the…
Kenya’s Blockchain Startup Crypsense Digital Joins Draper VeChain Web 3 Accelerator Program

Kenya’s Blockchain Startup Crypsense Digital Joins Draper VeChain Web 3 Accelerator Program

Kenyan crypto startup Crypsense Digital Group has been selected to join the 12-week Draper VeChain Web 3 Accelerator Program. The…
Roam has inked a deal with M-Kopa to have its electric motorcycles available on credit

Roam has inked a deal with M-Kopa to have its electric motorcycles available on credit

Kenyan electric vehicles manufacturer startup Roam has entered into a partnership with fintech firm M-Kopa which will see its motorcycles…
Applications for the 5th edition of Catapult: Inclusion Africa Programme open

Applications for the 5th edition of Catapult: Inclusion Africa Programme open

The LHoFT Foundation has opened applications for the 5th edition of the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa which will be delivered in Luxembourg.…
This Nigerian health-tech startup is giving maternal healthcare in Africa a new face

This Nigerian health-tech startup is giving maternal healthcare in Africa a new face

The subject of maternal healthcare has been at the centre of global conversations at every turn. Several approaches offering a…
Nigerian Startup Klasha Appoints Ayman Jawhar as New Chief Product Officer

Nigerian Startup Klasha Appoints Ayman Jawhar as New Chief Product Officer

Lagos and San Francisco-based Klasha has appointed Ayman Jawhar as its new Chief Product Officer. Ayman will be based in the United…
VC Firm HAVAÍC announces $500K investment in FinAccess to grow across Africa

VC Firm HAVAÍC announces $500K investment in FinAccess to grow across Africa

Cape Town-headquartered venture capital (VC) firm HAVAÍC has announced a $500,000 investment in FinAccess.  The investment has been allocated from…
CBK grants Virtual Pay International a PSP License to operate in Kenya

CBK grants Virtual Pay International a PSP License to operate in Kenya

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has granted Virtual Pay International Limited a license to operate as a Payment Service…
Kenyan Mobile commerce startup Copia Unveils Manufacturing Unit for Sugar and Rice Production

Kenyan Mobile commerce startup Copia Unveils Manufacturing Unit for Sugar and Rice Production

Copia Global, a Kenyan-based mobile commerce platform has unveiled a new manufacturing unit to enhance its output of affordable sugar…
20 startups from the Middle East and Africa announced winners of Migration Enterpreneurship Prize 2022

20 startups from the Middle East and Africa announced winners of Migration Enterpreneurship Prize 2022

The Migration Entrepreneurship Prize 2022 has announced the 20 startups from the Middle East and Africa selected for its second cohort.…
American fintech UMBA acquires majority stake in Kenya’s Daraja Microfinance

American fintech UMBA acquires majority stake in Kenya’s Daraja Microfinance

UMBA, a U.S-based fintech whose investments spread to emerging markets has acquired a majority stake in Daraja, a Kenyan deposit-taking…
Kenyan HR startup FaidiHR raises undisclosed amount of funding from SprintX

Kenyan HR startup FaidiHR raises undisclosed amount of funding from SprintX

Kenyan startup Crew HR & Payroll has rebranded to FaidiHR after it received an undisclosed amount of funding from SprintX,…
Kenyan insurtech Lami Technologies raises $3.7M to expand across Africa

Kenyan insurtech Lami Technologies raises $3.7M to expand across Africa

Kenya-based insurtech startup Lami Technologies has raised a US$ 3.7m seed extension to expand its insurtech product across Africa. The…
Flutterwave responds to accusations of operating without a license in Kenya

Flutterwave responds to accusations of operating without a license in Kenya

After reports emerged that Nigerian fintech startup Flutterwave was operating without a license in Kenya, the company has sent out…
Nigeria’s Kwik has launched a free eCommerce storefront for African merchants

Nigeria’s Kwik has launched a free eCommerce storefront for African merchants

Nigeria’s digital commerce enabler Kwik has introduced KwikStore, a storefront that enables merchants across Africa to build and run a…
Egyptian fashion e-commerce startup The Fashion Kingdom has raised  $2.6 Million in seed funding

Egyptian fashion e-commerce startup The Fashion Kingdom has raised  $2.6 Million in seed funding

Egyptian Fashion and accessories startup The Fashion Kingdom (TFK) has raised $2.6 in seed funding round. The company was founded…
Nigeria’s mobility startup Moove has expanded to India

Nigeria’s mobility startup Moove has expanded to India

Nigeria is home to some of the most innovative startups and many of them are disrupting their respective industries in…
Africa Tech Challenge by AVIC International is back after a long break

Africa Tech Challenge by AVIC International is back after a long break

Chinese construction company AVIC International has announced the return of the Africa Tech Challenge after a two-year hiatus prompted by…
Seedstars announces $30 million fund to invest in 100 startups in emerging markets

Seedstars announces $30 million fund to invest in 100 startups in emerging markets

Seedstars has announced plans to invest in 100 more startups through its second emerging market seed-stage fund, called Seedstars International…
AfricInvest and Cathay Innovation Complete Final Close of €110M Pan-African Venture Fund

AfricInvest and Cathay Innovation Complete Final Close of €110M Pan-African Venture Fund

Africa’s multi-asset investment platform AfricInvest and global venture capital firm Cathay Innovation, have completed the final close of their joint Pan-African…
Kenyan Startup Flare Among Winners Of The Inaugural Kofi Anan Innovation Prize

Kenyan Startup Flare Among Winners Of The Inaugural Kofi Anan Innovation Prize

Three startups from Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe have been named winners of the inaugural Kofi Annan Award for Innovation in…
Kenya’s AfyaRekod Launches Blockchain Platform To Track Patients History

Kenya’s AfyaRekod Launches Blockchain Platform To Track Patients History

Kenya-based health tech startup AfyaRekod has built a blockchain-based platform that makes it easy for medical professionals to retrieve the…
Nigerian fintech startup founders jailed in the United States for money laundering

Nigerian fintech startup founders jailed in the United States for money laundering

Nigerian-born, US-based founders of a money-remittance fintech Ping Express have been handed a 27-month sentence in the United States after…
Nigeria’s bicycle delivery startup Errand360 partners with Jumia for deliveries

Nigeria’s bicycle delivery startup Errand360 partners with Jumia for deliveries

Across Africa, a multitude of ideas are mushrooming every day, aiming to address the continent’s most pressing needs. Under the…
Celo Announces New Web3 Fund for African Startups Adopting Crypto Strategies

Celo Announces New Web3 Fund for African Startups Adopting Crypto Strategies

Celo has launched a new programme to support African startups across payments, remittances, virtual assets, savings, and related financial services.…
Mdundo signs music distribution partnership with Universal Music Group

Mdundo signs music distribution partnership with Universal Music Group

Kenyan-based music streaming platform Mdundo has been making incredible moves that have contributed to its rapid growth. As we reported…
Kenyan logistics startup Duhqa has raised $2m seed funding for regional expansion

Kenyan logistics startup Duhqa has raised $2m seed funding for regional expansion

Kenyan B2B logistics startup Duhqa has raised $2 million in seed funding to accelerate its expansion plan. Duhqa was founded…
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