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Interswitch CEO Mitchell Elegbe to discuss African fintech at TechCrunch Disrupt

September 8, 2020 0

The CEO of Pan-African fintech unicorn, Mitchell Elegbe, is set to speak at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 on September 16. He founded the company in Lagos

Femtech poised for growth beyond fertility

August 28, 2020 0

The market for female-focused health products (aka ‘femtech’) is set for growth via segmentation, per an analyst note from PitchBook which identifies opportunities for entrepreneurs

Google is building a new private subsea cable between Europe and the U.S.

July 28, 2020 0

Google today announced its plans to build a new subsea cable with landing points in New York in the U.S. and Bude, UK and Bilbao,

TradeDepot adds $10 million to add financial services to its supply chain services for African SMBs

July 14, 2020 0

Nigeria’s e-commerce startup TradeDepot, which connects international brands to small businesses in Africa, has raised $10 million in a new round of funding to expand

Could developing renewable energy micro-grids make Energicity Africa’s utility of the future?

June 20, 2020 0

When Nicole Poindexter left the energy efficiency focused startup, Opower a few months after the company’s public offering, she wasn’t sure what would come next.

African payment startup Chipper Cash raises $13.8M Series A

June 17, 2020 0

African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has closed a $13.8 million Series A funding round led by Deciens Capital and plans to hire 30 new staff

Visa’s Africa strategy banks on startup partnerships

April 2, 2020 0

Visa has prioritized growth in Africa, and partnering with startups is central to its strategy. This became obvious in 2019 after the global financial services

Kenya turns to M-Pesa mobile-money to stem the spread of COVID-19

March 16, 2020 0

Kenya’s largest teleco, Safaricom, will implement a fee-waiver on East Africa’s leading mobile-money product, M-Pesa, to reduce the physical exchange of currency in response to

Did African startups raise $496M, $1B or $2B in 2019?

March 5, 2020 0

Five years ago, it was hard to come by any formal numbers for annual VC investment in Africa. These days the challenge is choosing which

Did African startups raise $496M, $1B or $2B in 2019?

March 5, 2020 0

Five years ago, it was hard to come by any formal numbers for annual VC investment in Africa. These days the challenge is choosing which

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