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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

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

Nigeria’s Paga acquires Apposit, confirms Mexico and Ethiopia expansion

January 22, 2020 0

Nigerian digital payments startup Paga has acquired Apposit, a software development company based in Ethiopia, for an undisclosed amount. That’s just part of Paga’s news. The

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,

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

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

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

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

Canal+ acquires Nollywood studio ROK from IROKOtv to grow African film

July 15, 2019 0

French television company Canal+ has acquired the ROK film studio from VOD company IROKOtv for an undisclosed amount. Founded by Jason Njoku in 2010—and backed

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