Tag "South Africa"

BlackSky’s latest satellites return images just 58 hours after SpaceX launch

August 17, 2020 0

There’s an increasing demand for fast turnaround time in the satellite imaging industry, especially among clients across government and defense, who want responsive, near-real time

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

Taika is building a better coffee through natural chemistry and adaptogens

May 13, 2020 0

So, an eight-year product veteran from Facebook and an internationally renowned barista walk into a coffee bar… It’s not a joke. It’s the origin story

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

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

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

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

Nigeria is becoming Africa’s unofficial tech capital

February 3, 2020 0

Africa has one of the world’s fastest growing tech markets and Nigeria is becoming its unofficial capital. While the West African nation is commonly associated

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