UPDATED: Tangazoletu hits ten years, seeking partners to bring financial services to ten million...

Kenya's mobile money integrator for merchants Tangazoletu has marked ten years of its existence with an ambitious target to bring ten million unbanked Kenyans...

Mobisol raises 10 million Euros from Finnfund to bolster its operations in Tanzania, Rwanda...

Mobisol has raised 10 million Euros from Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd.) to bolster its operations in Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya. The funds...

Visa partners Interswitch to drive mVisa mobile payments adoption across Africa

Visa is partnering Interswitch and everyone else in the payments sector to double up the uptake of its mVisa, a mobile payments solution that...

Sage Launches Two Innovative Products In Nigeria

   Sage, the market, and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems, today announced that Sage One Payroll and Sage One Invoicing is available in Nigeria....

SheFarms is raising $8.2K to supply female farmers in Ghana with smartphones & farming...

Amsterdam-based SheFarms is raising $8.2K to supply 120 female farmers in Ghana with smartphones to open up more local and international markets for their products...

Fintech platform Trine raises €6M series A to scale its operations in East Africa...

Swedish crowd-investment platform for profitable solar energy projects TRINE  has raised 6 million EUR in Series A funding to scale its operations in East...

10 days left for African startups to apply to Startupbootcamp Cape Town

 Startupbootcamp Cape Town is issuing a final call for applications with the deadline for online applications is 9 July 2017. From a pool of...

Koncart launches to make it easy for developers to build fintech solutions

 Koncart is a new platform that aims to empower Fintech startups with tools to help them focus on their core business of creating their...

Rent-to-own solar firm Mobisol acquires Lumeter, a cloud software firm to grow its market...

Mobisol, German-based rent-to-own solar home and business systems and one of Africa’s largest rent-to-own solar service provider has acquired Lumeter, a pioneer pay-as-you-go (PAYG)...

Visa expands its $100,000 Everywhere Initiative fintech challenge to Middle East and North Africa

Visa has expanded its Everywhere Initiative, a fintech innovation challenge in search for the next big innovation in financial technology and payments technology to...

“Silicon Valley-Style” investing leads to missed opportunities in East Africa & India fintech -Report:

The vast majority of digital financial services (DFS) startups in India and East Africa are not receiving the investment required to scale according to...

Alipay partners SA’s Peach Payments to launch in Africa to serve over 10,000 Chinese...

South Africa's fintech firm Peach Payments has partnered with Alipay and ACI Worldwide to bring Alipay acceptance to Africa for the first time in...

MobiCash Announces Launch of MobiSpaza in South Africa to mobile payments and spaza banking

MobiCash, a mobile financial services and technology company, today announced a spaza sector-focused mobile platform called MobiSpaza in South Africa to bridge between spaza...

SWIFT Industry Challenge offering $225K to fintech startups to leverage its cross-border payments platform

SWIFT is inviting FinTech companies from around the world to develop new overlay services that leverage its SWIFT global payments innovation (gpi) platform and...

Mastercard Partners Netplus To Deliver Cashless Online Shopping Payment For Startups

Mastercard is partnering with Nigerian Fintech start-up, NetPlus to develop an e-commerce solution. The Mastercard e-commerce solution empowers the consumer, the e-retailer as well as...

Ghana’s Inclusive, Kenya’s Pezesha & Pula raising $250,000 from Gates Foundation-backed DFS Labs

Kenya's Pezesha a peer-to-business microlending marketplace and Pula, an insurance intermediary for small-scale farmers in Africa and Ghana's Inclusive, an API that verifies financial...

WorldRemit brings Android Pay to Sub-Saharan Africa for mobile-to-mobile transfers to the world’s unbanked

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has added Android Pay to its service, offering a new way for WorldRemit’s Android Pay users to send money...

Orange Digital Ventures launches € 50 million war chest to pump into early-stage Africa-focused...

Orange's flagship programme for investment in start-ups, Orange Digital Ventures and is committing 50 million euros corresponding to half of the direct investments made...

M-tiba hits 920,000 users | Wins FT/IFC Transformational Business Award

M-TIBA, a mobile health platform launched in 2016 to enable people to save, send, receive and pay money for medical treatment through a mobile...

PesaLink hits a massive Kshs 2.5B transfer milestone, launches to the public

PesaLink, a bank-to-bank money transfer platform run by the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) through its fully owned financial technologies firm -Integrated Payment Services Limited...

South Africa’s fintech firm Entersekt raises a multi-million dollar funding from RMI and NPE...

Rand Merchant Investment Holdings and Nedbank Private Equity have invested into Entersekt in a multi-million dollar transaction that will see the Stellenbosch-based innovator expand its...

South Africa’s Arcus Capital is using machine learning to help investors achieve their financial...

97% of South African asset managers under-perform the benchmark over any five year periods (statistics provided by S&P). Additionally, South African asset managers charge...

Invoiceworx is expanding credit lines to the financially excluded informal SME market in South...

Siya Ntutela launched Invoiceworx to provide credit to the financially excluded market using a unique credit risk assessment to help SME’s that face great...

Dubai & Startupbootcamp Launch Dubai Smart City Accelerator Targeting to Invest $20,000 in cash...

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority has launched a Smart City Accelerator, to be operated by Startupbootcamp, the global network of industry-focused startup accelerators in collaboration...

Digitally-Charged Online Financial Advisor Advicement.co.za Launches in SA

In a move that will see South Africans save and invest with ease, Advicement, a digitally-charged online financial advisor has launched to be a...

Nigeria shines with 4 out of 6 startups selected to join Google’s first Africa...

Nigeria's Flutterwave, Delivery Science, Gidi Mobile, Paystack and Kenya's Database Management System and South Africa's Jumo are the six startups from Sub-Saharan Africa selected...

Kenyan Startup Meta Capital Launches Automated Forex Trading system

A local financial technology firm Meta Capital has launched a three in one financial solution that that makes decisions and trades international currencies on...

Craft Silicon Invests $500,000 into Kenya’s EatOut to launch a payments wallet for restaurants...

Craft Silicon, a Kenyan fintech firm has invested $500K into Nairobi-based  restaurant discovery platform EatOut to help it launch a payments wallet for restaurants. In...

Kenya’s PesaPal becomes only payments aggregator in the region to achieve PCI PIN Transaction...

In 2014, Kenya's payments aggregator PesaPal achieved PesaPal is PCI-DSS Level 1 certification to ensure that all transactions over its platform are secure, and...

Startupbootcamp launches Fast-Track events across Africa

  Global innovation accelerators, Startupbootcamp has launched 16 global FastTrack events to allow local talent to present their ideas to the Startupbootcamp team and sponsors...