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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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China’s Transsion and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund

August 16, 2019 0

Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion is teaming up with Kenya’s Wapi Capital to source and fund early-stage African fintech startups. Headquartered in Shenzhen, Transsion is

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $30M backed by Goldman Sachs

August 14, 2019 0

Nigerian freight logistics startup Kobo360 has raised a $20 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs and $10 million in working capital financing from

Zindi rallies Africa’s data scientists to crowd-solve local problems

August 9, 2019 0

Zindi is convening Africa’s data scientists to create AI solutions for complex problems. Founded in 2018, the Cape Town-based startup allows companies, NGOs or government

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