Nigerian motorcycle taxi startup Max.ng raises over $6m to launch in Ghana & Ivory Coast

MAX, a motorcycle taxi startup transforming moto-taxi mobility in Nigeria has raised between $6m and $7m to expand across Africa. With the funding, the firm aims to expand to Ghana and Ivory Coast and a fourth city in Nigeria. Speaking to Reuters, Max.ng co-founder Adetayo...

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Nigerian motorcycle taxi startup Max.ng raises over $6m to launch in Ghana & Ivory Coast

MAX, a motorcycle taxi startup transforming moto-taxi mobility in Nigeria has raised between $6m and $7m to expand across Africa.

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Inter Africa Transport Forex raises undisclosed funding from Emerging Capital Partners $640m Africa Fund

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Nigerian motorcycle taxi startup Max.ng raises over $6m to launch in Ghana & Ivory Coast

MAX, a motorcycle taxi startup transforming moto-taxi mobility in Nigeria has raised between $6m and $7m to expand across Africa.

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Jobberman Nigeria appoints ex-McKinsey consultant as new CEO to drive growth

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Equity Bank Gets £50m From the European Investment Bank | Enters Ethiopia

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Kenya’s Twiga Foods raises $5m from French firm Creadev to support its expansion plans

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Kenya’s UTU Technologies & Hong Kong’s Graychain collaborate to enhance access to credit in Africa

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Huawei reportedly inviting developers to publish their apps on its AppGallery

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AgriTech startups to receive £220K from GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains

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