Kenya’s Digital Health Platform TIBU Raises Seed Round To Scale Across Markets

April 26, 2021, 11:55 a.m.

“The proceeds from this round will be used to source great local software engineering talent so that we can build a globally competitive back-end that focuses on health service logistics, as well as a front-end … read more


The Making Of An African Tech Giant: Sitting Down With Nithen Naidoo And His Advice For African Entrepreneurs

April 26, 2021, 10:33 a.m.

Over the last 12 years, MEST has invested $22 million in over 60 companies across Africa. The MEST Africa Challenge pitch competition is now accepting applications from tech software entrepreneurs in nine countries, including Côte … read more


Mali’s Insuretech Startup, Oko Finance Raises $1.2M to Drive Expansion

April 22, 2021, 2:08 p.m.

Mali’s insuretech startup for agribusinesses, Oko, has completed an investment round of $1.2 million. The round was led by Newfund and ResiliAnce while Mercy Corps Ventures, Techstars, ImpactAssets, and Ra Sa also participated. read more

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The Hunt For Ghana’s Startup Unicorn

April 22, 2021, 1:31 p.m.

The “unicorn” status secured by Nigerian payments startup Flutterwave after a US$170 million funding round raised in March can be attributed to the company’s pan-African focus, great team, and excellent execution, according to its chief … read more


Nigeria: Okra Secures $3.5m Seed Round To Expand Its Data Infrastructure

April 21, 2021, 3:49 p.m.

Open Finance Pioneer, Okra, has secured a $3.5m seed round to expand its data infrastructure just under a year from closing its $1m pre-Seed round with only TLcom Capital participating in the round read more


UNICEF Selects 22 Ghanaian Startups for Its Accelerator Program; StartUp Lab

April 21, 2021, 3:07 p.m.

The participants will access UNICEF’s wide network of technical experts to help them extend their social impact and enhance their products, some of which focus on the most complex development challenges. read more