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Umba, a digital bank for emerging markets, raises $2M Seed funding to expand across Africa

December 18, 2020 0

Umba, a digital bank for emerging markets and aiming first at Africa, has secured a $2 million seed funding round from new investors including Lachy

SunCulture wants to turn Africa into the world’s next bread basket, one solar water pump at a time

December 6, 2020 0

The world’s food supply must double by the year 2050 to meet the demands of a growing population, according to a report from the United

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

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

AWS partners with Kenya’s Safaricom on cloud and consulting services

February 28, 2020 0

Amazon Web Services has entered a partnership with Safaricom — Kenya’s largest telco, ISP and mobile payment provider — in a collaboration that could spell

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

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