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South African fintech startup Jumo raises second $50M+ VC round

February 27, 2020 0

South African fintech startup Jumo closed a $55 million round from a diverse group of investors, the company confirmed. Founded in 2015 and based in

Sokowatch raises $14M to digitize Africa’s informal B2B supply-chain

February 24, 2020 0

Kenya based B2B e-commerce startup Sokowatch has raised $14 million in Series A funding toward its mission of revamping supply-chain markets for Africa’s informal retailers.

Network with CrunchMatch at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

February 21, 2020 0

Got your sights set on attending TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 on May 14 in San Jose? Spend the day with 1,000 or more like-minded founders,

Gaming-focused investment firm Bitkraft closes in on at least $140 million for its second fund

February 21, 2020 0

Esports, video games and the innovations that enable them now occupy a central space in the cultural and commercial fabric of the tech world. For

These specialized Africa VC funds are welcoming co-investors

February 20, 2020 0

For global venture capitalists still on the fence about entering Africa, a first move could be co-investing with a proven fund that’s already working in

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

Tesla locks in stock surge with $2B offering at $767 per share

February 15, 2020 0

Tesla has priced its secondary common stock offering at $767, a 4.6% discount from Thursday’s share price close, according to a securities filing Friday. Tesla

Company-builder Antler passes $75M raised after investment from Schroders and Ferd

February 6, 2020 0

Antler is a “company builder” that emerged a couple of years ago, running startup generator programs and investing from an early stage, bringing a heady

Three years after raising $450M, Andreessen is back with a new $750 million life sciences fund

February 5, 2020 0

Life sciences is big business in venture capital land and firms are raising big dollars to find the companies that will lead the next healthcare

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