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African crowdsolving startup Zindi scales 10,000 data scientists

February 18, 2020 0

Cape Town based startup Zindi has registered 10,000 data-scientists on its platform that uses AI and machine learning to crowdsolve complex problems in Africa. Founded

TLcom Capital closes $71M Africa fund with plans to back 12 startups

February 5, 2020 0

VC firm TLcom Capital has closed its Tide Africa Fund at $71 million with plans to make up to 12 startup investments over the next

The case for cooperative tech startups

February 3, 2020 0

When Uber and Lyft went public, it wasn’t the drivers who got rich — it was the executives, investors and some early employees. In an

All eyes are on the next liquidity event when it comes to space startups

January 30, 2020 0

At the FAA’s 23rd Annual Commercial Commercial Space Transportation Conference in Washington, DC on Wednesday, a panel dedicated to the topic of trends in VC

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,

Finding free money for your social impact startup

December 3, 2019 0

David Teten Contributor David Teten is an advisor to emerging investment managers and a Venture Partner with HOF Capital. He was previously a partner for

Startups Weekly: YC grad Revel’s plan to connect women over 50

October 12, 2019 0

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

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

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

Y Combinator-backed Trella brings transparency to Egypt’s trucking and shipping industry

August 11, 2019 0

Y Combinator has become one of the key ways that startups from emerging markets get the attention of American investors. And arguably no clutch of

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