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[Column] Ian Lessem: Why a wave of technology giants will come from Africa
13-05-2021 | 09:17:00
Ian Lessem, Managing Partner at HAVAÍC, investors in early-stage, high-growth technology businesses, notes a significant increase in investment demand for African technology startups.
Legatum Center launches inaugural Legatum Foundry Fellowship for entrepreneurs in Africa
11-05-2021 | 09:08:02
At an inflection point in their entrepreneurial journeys, Fellows will learn from MIT faculty, connect with investors, and expand their network of peer innovators.
African Development Bank invites business enablers to apply for funding to support women entrepreneurs
11-05-2021 | 06:31:57
The African Development Bank is launching a call for proposals for projects enhancing the viability and sustainability of women entrepreneurship enablers.
[Kenya] Cellulant names Akshay Grover as the Acting CEO effective May
10-05-2021 | 14:14:03
Kenyan-based payments firm Cellulant has hired Akshay Grover as the Acting-CEO effective May. Aksha takes over from Ken Njoroge, the co-founder and CEO transitioned from his position to take up new roles at the firm’s board level.
[Interview] Lino G. TOKPO, CEO, GENIEUP Group, Benin
10-05-2021 | 13:58:00
Lino G. Tokpo is the founder and CEO of GENIEUP Group, a young Beninese company which mainly intervenes in supporting local businesses through product distribution.
UN launches hunt for startups and enterprises changing the face of food systems
10-05-2021 | 06:59:00
The UN Food Systems Summit has announced a competition to identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the world who are transforming food systems for a better tomorrow.
[Rwanda] U.S. Development Bank supports small businesses and job creation
07-05-2021 | 08:23:30
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, the U.S. Government’s development bank is seeking to partner with more local businesses in Rwanda to support economic growth.
Paystack is live in South Africa
07-05-2021 | 06:40:00
Paystack is live in South Africa, and we're super excited to bring our services to even more ambitious brands and businesses on the continent now businesses in South Africa can accept payments online using it.
This app is helping football players in Ghana and Africa connect to clubs safely
06-05-2021 | 12:54:04
Kaazi, a new startup founded by Nana Yaw Oppong-Mensah, wants to help football players in Ghana and Africa connect to clubs safely.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Consumer Appetite for Digital Payments Takes Off in Africa
06-05-2021 | 12:23:14
As the world went into pandemic lockdown in 2020, consumers in Africa shifted their spending habits to embrace contactless tap-and-go payments and online shopping.
Bolt has launched new car renting service
06-05-2021 | 05:46:00
Bolt has launched 'Bolt Drive' a new car renting service that allows customers to rent a car for short periods of time using the Bolt app.
Kenyan Female Entrepreneur Raises $1.8M in Seed Funding for Lami Technologies
06-05-2021 | 05:13:00
Lami Technologies, a Kenyan insurance technology (insurtech) company that aims to democratize insurance products and services for low-income Kenyans, has raised $1.8 million in seed funding.
Kenyan fintech startup Kwara selected for Japan-led Ninja Accelerator Programme
06-05-2021 | 05:00:00
Digital banking platform and fintech company Kwara has been selected for the first cohort of the Ninja Accelerator programme in Kenya.
[Interview] Marvin Akankwasa, CEO, Social Lend Africa, Uganda
05-05-2021 | 14:31:29
Social Lend Africa is a Uganda-based financial technology company that facilitates transactions between micro-lenders and small business owners on its web and mobile app
DBSA launches second edition of the Youth Challenge in South Africa
05-05-2021 | 13:55:00
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), launched the second edition of the DBSA Youth Challenge, a competition aimed at harnessing innovative solutions from young people in South Africa to help address infrastructure challenges.
Atlanta-based startup Outsource Monetic commences commercial and technical operations in West and Central Africa
04-05-2021 | 14:50:00
Outsource Monetic™, an Atlanta GA based startup, officially started its commercial and technical operations in West and Central Africa regions.
Google to offer Android and cloud development scholarships to developers across Africa
03-05-2021 | 12:55:28
Google has announced a new programme to offer new scholarships for Android, Web and Google Cloud development to developers across Africa.
[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Google is going big on cloud in Africa
03-05-2021 | 12:29:00
With 24 regions and 73 zones in 17 countries, Google Cloud delivers high-performance, low-latency cloud services to customers.
[South Africa] Fintech startup Ukheshe appoints Anton Coertzen President of Strategic Partnerships
03-05-2021 | 08:07:15
South African fintech enabler, Ukheshe Technologies, has announced the appointment of Anton Coertzen as President of Strategic Partnerships.
[Kenya] Standard Chartered Bank launches initiative to increase access to financial services for Women
03-05-2021 | 06:26:45
Standard Chartered Bank has launched the Women in Tech Access to Capital initiative aimed at increasing women’s participation in business.
[Kenya] Bolt Partners with NTSA to Supports Boda Boda Rider Training Program
03-05-2021 | 06:05:20
Bolt is partnering with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and the National Youth Service (NYS) to support the National Boda Boda riders training program launched in February 2021.
Mastercard announces a fresh investment in Rwandan female-focused eCommerce platform Kasha
03-05-2021 | 05:38:58
Mastercard has today announced a new investment in Rwandan female-focused eCommerce platform Kasha to ensure women across emerging markets have essential access to health and personal care product
[Interview] Zahra Baitie-Boateng, Head of Partnership and Programs, Africa’s Business Heroes, Ghana
03-05-2021 | 05:13:00
Zahra Baitie-Boateng, is the Head of Partnership and Programs, Africa’s Business Heroes, Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic program in Africa to support entrepreneurs.
5th edition of the AFD Digital Challenge is out with a focus on innovating for the climate and biodiversity
30-04-2021 | 12:10:00
The French Development Agency (AFD) Digital Challenge starts today until May 26th. For its fifth edition, the competition is devoted to startups and digital innovations that promote climate protection and biodiversity in Africa.
Dutch impact investment firm Goodwell Investments launches €50 million fund to support African SMEs
30-04-2021 | 10:57:20
Goodwell V will build a new portfolio of companies across various sectors in Africa: at least a third will be invested in financial inclusion, a quarter in agriculture, and the remainder in mobility and other impact sectors such as education and healthcare.
UN launches competition targeting startups and enterprises in the food systems
30-04-2021 | 07:57:00
The UN Food Systems Summit has announced a competition to identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the world who are transforming food systems for a better tomorrow.
Milken Institute and Motsepe Foundation launch $2 million AgriTech competition for African entrepreneurs
30-04-2021 | 07:07:00
The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech is a $2 million global competition for innovative solutions to increase economic value to farmers, from seed to sale.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Global organisations are bringing entrepreneurial and tech skills to support African women
29-04-2021 | 11:38:00
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, DHL, and Sinapis this week launched a new program to bring entrepreneurial skills and support to over 3,500 of Kenya’s most promising women entrepreneurs
South African security response platform AURA on what it takes to go global
29-04-2021 | 08:22:00
AURA, South Africa’s leading security and medical response platform, recently announced its expansion into Kenya, followed closely by a move into the UK where it aims to have over 10,000 users.
[Column] Ndagi Job Goshi: What can the rest of the world learn from Africa’s approach to tech and innovation?
29-04-2021 | 06:04:00
When it comes to listing the regions that have embraced and taken the biggest advantage of digital transformation, most commentators wouldn’t put Africa anywhere near the top.
[South Africa] Applications for the HiiL Justice Accelerator to close on 30th April
29-04-2021 | 05:44:00
Southern African justice startups looking for the opportunity to take their business to new heights have until 30 April 2021 to enter the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) Innovating Justice Challenge.
Orange Egypt, GIZ to unveil hub targeting young entrepreneurs with digital skills
28-04-2021 | 06:51:35
The Alliance aims at establishing Orange Digital Centre (ODC) –a state-of-the-art training hub established for demand-driven digital education trainings in Egypt.
SUN Business Network launches in Ethiopia to scale up private sector engagement in nutrition
27-04-2021 | 14:22:00
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, GAIN has launched the Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network, SBN, to support small and medium-sized entrepreneurs involved in Ethiopia’s food sector.
Accenture invests in Nigerian fintech startup Okra
27-04-2021 | 13:39:00
Accenture announced an investment, through Accenture Ventures, in Nigeria-based fintech company Okra, an open finance data infrastructure startup serving the rapidly expanding African financial services market.
CBK partners with E4Impact Foundation to support Kenyan fintech startups
27-04-2021 | 07:25:11
The MoU will leverage on programs run by the two organizations. These include the E4Impact Accelerator Program, the Afro-Asia Fintech Festival and the Annual Hackathon hosted by CBK and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
[Rwanda] African Management Institute and ICT Chamber offer business training to 2,000 tech entrepreneurs
26-04-2021 | 09:16:00
The African Management Institute (AMI) and the Rwanda ICT Chamber have signed a one-year agreement to provide business training to entrepreneurs in the ICT sector to reinforce their skills and boost women’s participation in the sector.
[Burundi] TDB group unlocks funding for women-led small and medium enterprises via its SME program
23-04-2021 | 07:11:11
As part of its SME program, the Trade and Development Fund (TDF) of the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) Group, has issued a 3-year BIF 500 million partial risk guarantee facility in favor of the Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment S.A. (WISE) in Burundi.
Kenyan e-mobility startup Ecobodaa secures funding from Persistent Energy Capital
23-04-2021 | 06:56:08
Persistent Energy Capital announced a strategic venture building investment and partnership with Ecobodaa, a pioneer e-mobility startup, leading the revolution of the electric motorbike taxi (bodaboda) in Kenya.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: More African countries are now rolling out 5G
22-04-2021 | 13:09:00
A number of African telcos already starting to roll out this fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks in the different countries they operate in.
[Uganda] Insurtech startup OKO raises $1.2 million to bring innovative insurance to smallholder farmers across Africa
22-04-2021 | 08:38:00
OKO, an Insurtech startup that provides inclusive agricultural insurance to secure farmers’ income across Africa, has closed a Seed investment of $1.2 million.
[Column] Ian Lessem: Shaping tomorrow’s innovation - Collaborating with the right VC partner
22-04-2021 | 07:27:00
HAVAÍC says aligning to startup founders’ interests leveraging off smart capital and working together towards a mutually favourable exit is the foundation for successful collaboration between Venture Capital (VC) investors and startups.
Bolt Food appoints Edgar Kipngetich Kitur Country Manager for Kenya
22-04-2021 | 05:14:00
Bolt has announced the appointment of Edgar Kipngetich Kitur as the Country Manager for Bolt Food in Kenya. Edgar joins Bolt Food from SUPPER London, a food delivery startup where he served as VP of strategy
Nigerian last-mile delivery startup Kwik Delivery releases Prestashop plugin
20-04-2021 | 06:09:00
After the release of its plugins for Shopify and Magento, Kwik Delivery has released its plugin for Prestashop.
[Ghana] UNICEF StartUp Lab Announces Twenty-Two Startups Joining the Second Cohort
19-04-2021 | 10:45:00
UNICEF has announced the twenty-two startups that will be taking part in this year's cohort of the UNICEF Startup Lab, a co-creation space and accelerator.
Andela Announces Global Engineering Talent Expansion
19-04-2021 | 09:43:00
Andela, the global talent network that helps companies build remote engineering teams, today announced the global expansion of their engineering talent.
[Kenya] Logistics startup Amitruck and Sky.Garden announce last mile goods pick-up and deliveries partnership
19-04-2021 | 09:00:00
Logistics platform Amitruck and e-commerce platform Sky.Garden have announced a partnership aiming to form an end-to-end digital chain for goods pick-up and deliveries to the last mile.
Grindstone Accelerator programme opens applications for 20 South African startups
19-04-2021 | 06:36:03
Grindstone is an equity-free structured entrepreneurship development programme that assists high-growth innovation-driven SMEs in South Africa to become sustainable and fundable.
South African digital health startup Quro Medical secures $1.1m seed funding to accelerate growth
15-04-2021 | 13:01:00
Quro Medical, a South African digital health startup, emerged from stealth mode to announce the closure of its seed funding round to accelerate growth for Africa’s first technology-driven Hospital at Home offering.
Telecel Group launches applications for Africa startups accelerator programme
14-04-2021 | 13:55:25
The Program helps startups achieve 18-24 months of growth in just three months. Now, the next generation of early-stage African tech startups disrupting a wide range of industry sectors are being sought.
Africa is ready to fight covid-19 with seven innovative data projects
14-04-2021 | 09:43:00
Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in its shared Innovation series highlights seven innovative programs created or developed by African countries to combat covid-19.
[Column] Patrick Ndegwa : Why fibre is key to accelerating Kenyan entrepreneurship
12-04-2021 | 10:20:00
Today, any Kenyan entrepreneur with an Internet connection can promote their business, engage with customers, transact digitally, and leverage connected technologies to improve their operations.
Nigerian fintech Appzone raises $10m for expansion and proprietary technology
12-04-2021 | 09:44:00
Appzone, the Pan-African fintech software provider building proprietary solutions for the continent’s banking and payments industries, has today announced the close of its $10mn Series A round.
Solar home systems startup Baobab+ raises €4 million to expand in Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal
12-04-2021 | 06:35:38
Solar home systems social enterprise startup Baobab+ has raised €4 million in financing for the expansion of its activities in Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal.
[Rwanda] Electric Mobility Startup Ampersand Raises $3.5m from EIF
12-04-2021 | 06:17:00
Kigali based electric motorcycle startup Ampersand has raised $3.5 million in funding from the Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF) to rapidly scale its electric motorcycle and swap station network in Rwanda.
[Interview] Stephan Eyeson, fondateur et PDG, Survey54
09-04-2021 | 09:57:00
L'entrepreneur Britanique-Ghanéen, Stephan Eyeson, est actuellement PDG et fondateur de la société panafricaine de collecte de renseignements sur les consommateurs, Survey54.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Africans are increasingly using eCommerce in response to COVID-19 restrictions
08-04-2021 | 12:20:30
Ten countries are responsible for 94% of all online business in Africa. South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Algeria, and Kenya together account for 78% of total marketplace traffic.
Dash raises $500k to simplify remittances, announces plans to launch in Kenya and Ghana
08-04-2021 | 09:39:40
Fintech startup Dash App has raised $500K+ pre-seed financing to expand its operations to Kenya and Ghana.
[Interview] Charlette N’Guessan, Co-founder, BACE Group, Ghana
07-04-2021 | 09:12:00
Ivorian based in Ghana, Charlette N’Guessan is a tech entrepreneur who collaborates with various organizations that strongly advocate for gender balance in the tech ecosystem.
EU, Rwanda government partnership targets Rwanda entrepreneurs with digital hubs
07-04-2021 | 08:19:48
Over 1,000 young entrepreneurs in Rwanda are set to benefit from employment-readiness skills and accelerator programmes offered in the new incubation hubs “HANGA Hubs”.
[Interview] Gad Akonkwa, PDG, JUNAF DRC
02-04-2021 | 13:08:20
Gad Akonkwa est le PDG de JUNAF, une entreprise agroalimentaire qui est spécialisée dans la transformation des jus de fruits et legumes en République Démocratique du Congo.
Nigerian tech start-up Newwaves Ecosystems launches Africa’s first virtual meeting solution
02-04-2021 | 06:00:54
Known as Konn3ct, the new App was developed by a young company, called Newwaves Ecosystems, led by former Chams Nigeria executive, Femi Williams.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Women key to Africa’s digital transformation
01-04-2021 | 14:27:54
Connecting women to the digital economy is critical to driving further economic growth and innovation on the African continent.
Applications Open for Jack Ma’s 2021 Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition
01-04-2021 | 10:28:00
The “Africa’s Business Heroes” (ABH) prize competition, Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic program spotlighting and celebrating Africa’s entrepreneurial talent has opened applications for its third annual edition.
Mastercard Foundation, DHL roll out e-Commerce platform Ananse Africa
01-04-2021 | 10:13:00
The Mastercard Foundation and logistics market leader DHL, have partnered to roll out the most comprehensive, pan-African e-Commerce platform, Ananse Africa, to support creative entrepreneurs like fashion designers and artists.
Glovo raises $528M Series F funding round to grow its operations
01-04-2021 | 08:44:21
On-demand delivery startup Glovo has raised $528M funding round led by New York-based investment managers Lugard Road Capital and the Luxor Capital Group.
Zimbabwe agritech startup Farmhut secures investment to scale operations
30-03-2021 | 13:22:13
Zimbabwe agritech startup Farmhut has received $US100 000 investment from the Hult Prize Foundation. This follows through the Hult Prize accelerator program of the 2020 cohort.
Insurtech startup Curacel secures $450K pre-seed funding to drive insurance inclusion in Africa
30-03-2021 | 10:45:00
Curacel, an AI-powered platform for claims processing and fraud management in Africa, raised a $450,000 pre-seed funding in a round led by Atlantica Ventures and Consonance with participation from Kepple Ventures and other African angel investors.
[Interview] Stephan Eyeson, Founder & CEO, Survey54
30-03-2021 | 10:06:00
British-Ghanaian entrepreneur, Stephan Eyeson, is current CEO and Founder of pan-African consumer intelligence gathering firm, Survey54.
[Nigeria] Fintech Xerde rolls out new social funding app
29-03-2021 | 13:23:00
Lagos-based fintech company Xerde has announced the rollout of it’s new application, Tudo, an innovative funding solution for businesses.
Angolan startup creates a fact-checker based on Artificial Intelligence
29-03-2021 | 11:25:35
A startup from Angola has created a fact-checker based on Artificial Intelligence. Known as Nuxo, the solution uses a machine learning algorithm that allows a quick and accurate identification of fake news.
HiiL opens applications for Justice Accelerator for Southern Africa startups
29-03-2021 | 09:13:24
The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has opened applications for this years HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge.
African Youth Using atingi to Future-Proof their Careers in a Covid-Impacted Job Market
29-03-2021 | 08:41:00
The coronavirus pandemic has had severe socioeconomic consequences in Africa including increased unemployment and loss of income.
Kenyan agency banking startup Tanda secures funding to expand regionally
29-03-2021 | 06:01:00
Kenyan agency banking startup Tanda has announced that is expanding its operations regionally after closing a funding round in February 2021.
ASIP Accelerator Program open for applications from disruptive startups in Africa
26-03-2021 | 07:30:22
To develop the potential of startups driving the internet economy, Telecel Group has opened applications for the ASIP Accelerator Program powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama:The rapid uptake of 5G and its real potential in Africa
25-03-2021 | 14:11:00
5G network is here. This fifth generation of wireless technology promises more than just a faster network. It will help redefine the network, establishing a new global wireless standard for speed, throughput and bandwidth.
[Madagascar] Jirogasy launches fundraising to finance its solar computer and expansion in East Africa
25-03-2021 | 05:12:00
After a year marked by the launch of its solar computer Jirodesk II, the Malagasy company joins the Seedstar and Shell Foundation's acceleration program.
U.S. collaborates with Google to provide training and mentorship to small businesses in Egypt
24-03-2021 | 06:50:00
The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is collaborating with Google to train and mentor hundreds of Egyptian women and youth business owners, as well as business advisors, in 2021.
AECF launches $1.2m Innovation Fund to unearth emerging technologies
23-03-2021 | 06:16:00
The African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) launched a $1.2 million Innovation Fund to unlock the potential of renewable energy to create new business opportunities.
[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Cloud adoption is the future of African SMEs
22-03-2021 | 14:29:00
Coud platforms are the future of African SMEs. This Digital transformation is imperative for these SMEs, as it enables them to streamline back-office operations and free up time and resources to focus on their core business.
Kenyan students selected as Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finalists
22-03-2021 | 09:55:00
Microsoft’s annual global student technology competition, Imagine Cup has revealed the entries selected to be a part of the World semi-finals round taking place on 24 and 25 March 2021.
SolarWorX raises seven-digit series A funding to electrify sub-Saharan Africa
22-03-2021 | 09:34:00
Berlin-based off-grid solar firm SolarWorX has raised a seven-digit series A funding round from Canadian Solar Inc. to expand its product portfolio and sales activities.
[Interview] Esinam Yevu, Co-Founder, PayBox, Ghana
22-03-2021 | 09:15:00
Esinam Yevu is Co-Founder and Communications Lead at Ghanaian fintech startup, PayBox.
Online Delivery Startup Glovo launches its service in Ghana
22-03-2021 | 06:10:00
On-demand delivery startup Glovo has launched its operations in Kenya. Glovo entered Africa in 2018 and is currently present in four countries.
[Libya] Sonatrach inks micro-enterprises development deal with ANANDE
22-03-2021 | 05:59:56
A cooperation agreement has been signed between Libya national hydrocarbons company Sonatrach and the National Agency for Support and Development of Entrepreneurship ANANDE.
[Nigeria] Kwik Delivery closes $1.7 million financing round to fund expansion
19-03-2021 | 14:42:47
Nigerian last-mile delivery startup Kwik Delivery has announced that it has closed its pre-Series A financing round. The company successfully raised $ 1.7 million in equity from institutional and high net worth investors.
Fidelity Bank Ghana launches fund to support young entrepreneurs
19-03-2021 | 09:26:05
Fidelity Bank Ghana has launched the Fidelity Young Entrepreneurs Fund (FYEF) to support existing businesses and startups of young entrepreneurs with financial and non-financial resources.
[Africa Tech Week] Duncan Mochama: Digital adoption in Africa supersedes other regions globally
18-03-2021 | 14:27:00
Africa has been described as the fastest-growing continents in the world. This growth, according to an article published on Forbes has been fueled by a young rapidly urbanizing population.
Digital adoption in Africa supersedes other regions globally, Report
18-03-2021 | 12:35:00
Although Africa currently trails other regions in terms of digital adoption and maturity, the pace of adoption and infrastructure buildout is happening faster on the continent than any other region in the world.
Flourish Ventures sets up shop in Kenya to support African Fintech startups
18-03-2021 | 06:33:55
Flourish Ventures, a global fintech venture capital firm, has announced a new office based in Nairobi to support fintech startups across Africa.
[Interview] Lionel Mpfizi, CEO, Awesomity Lab, Rwanda
17-03-2021 | 09:25:00
Lionel Mpfizi is the CEO of Awesomity Lab, an award-winning software development company based in Kigali, Rwanda.
[Rwanda] Venture capital available for youth in agribusiness
17-03-2021 | 06:54:58
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rwanda has signed an agreement with JR Farms Limited to promote youth involvement in agriculture and create decent work opportunities.
Mastercard Foundation, partners create Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce program in Africa
17-03-2021 | 06:45:00
In a bid to boost e-commerce among the micro and small enterprises in Africa, Mastercard Foundation in partnership with Catalyst Fund, MEST and BFA Global have created Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce program.
African Edtech startup Kabakoo receives funding from Zoom, launches first no-code training in Africa
17-03-2021 | 06:30:00
Committed to democratizing access to tech education for the African youths, Kabakoo has launched the first no-code training in West Africa for a batch of twenty learners at its Bamako campus.
[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Cloud adoption is now a necessity
15-03-2021 | 13:38:00
Compared with other Data Centre markets around the world, Africa is unique in the sense it has a population of over 1.3 billion people and with a total landmass of 30,365,000 km.
Boost Ghana and KudiGo selected for the Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce accelerator
15-03-2021 | 10:42:14
The Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator has today announced the first cohort of digital commerce companies to be scaled, with the goal of improving the livelihoods of informal MSEs in Ghana.
Kenyan startup Ajua and MTN Nigeria launch Customer Management mobile app for SMEs
15-03-2021 | 06:32:00
Kenyan based startup Ajua has partnered with MTN Nigeria to launch EnGauge, a digital eCommerce customer engagement management mobile app to support SMEs.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Digital Payments are key to financial inclusion in Africa
11-03-2021 | 14:00:00
Digital payments have become a very crucial service in Africa. Every day, millions of transactions are transacted across the continent leading to the rise of different payment technologies like Mpesa.
Lendable Passes $100 Million Investment Mark in Fintech Startups
11-03-2021 | 12:18:20
Lendable has today announced that it has invested over US$100 million in credit, to help fintech startups in emerging and frontier markets to scale.
IFC invests in Savannah Fund to support Africa’s tech startups funding growth
11-03-2021 | 11:08:00
IFC announced an investment in the Savannah Fund, a technology seed fund in Africa, to increase lending to startups across sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and disruptive companies in high-growth sectors.
Ghana’s healthcare startup mPharma to launch Haltons Pharmacies in Ethiopia
11-03-2021 | 08:35:00
Ghanaian health tech startup mPharma has signed a franchise agreement with Belayab Pharmaceuticals to open Haltons Pharmacies in Ethiopia