africa

Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in

January 23, 2020 0

Internet services company Opera has come under a short-sell assault based on allegations of predatory lending practices by its fintech products in Africa. Hindenburg Research

Nigeria’s Paga acquires Apposit, confirms Mexico and Ethiopia expansion

January 22, 2020 0

Nigerian digital payments startup Paga has acquired Apposit, a software development company based in Ethiopia, for an undisclosed amount. That’s just part of Paga’s news. The

Catalyst Fund gets $15M from JP Morgan, UK Aid to back 30 EM fintech startups

January 20, 2020 0

The Catalyst Fund has gained $15 million in new support from JP Morgan and UK Aid and will back 30 fintech startups in Africa, Asia,

Startups Weekly: Chinese investors double down on African startups

December 1, 2019 0

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into

How to launch a startup in an emerging market

October 25, 2019 0

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China’s growing digital influence in Africa

October 1, 2019 0

There’s been a heap of China in Africa coverage over the last decade, but very little of it is focused on tech. In part, because

Update on Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch and its speculative IPO

August 30, 2019 0

Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch has been circulating in business news around a possible IPO on the London Stock Exchange. Last month Bloomberg News ran a

Tastemakers raises $1M to sell Africa experiences to the world

August 23, 2019 0

New York-based startup Tastemakers has raised a $1 million seed-round — led by Precursor Ventures — for its business that connects Africa adventures to global

African incubator MEST has a new MD and 11 fresh startup investments

August 21, 2019 0

Pan-African incubator MEST announced investments in 11 startups from its 2019 cohort that will each receive $100,000 in financing. The $1.1 million backing for a

Huawei denies helping governments of Uganda and Zambia spy on political opponents

August 19, 2019 0

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