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

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

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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 sector stakeholders, such as private corporations, state-owned entities, co-operatives, and not-for-profit organizations, and the township communities they serve….

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

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

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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 via its new Orange Digital Ventures Africa programme; the other half is devoted to indirect investments through specialised…

South Africa’s fintech firm Entersekt raises a multi-million dollar funding from RMI and NPE to supercharge its global expansion

South Africa’s fintech firm Entersekt raises a multi-million dollar funding from RMI and NPE to supercharge its global expansion

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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 authentication and app security technology into international markets and bolster its RD. The capital injection, which saw each…

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

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

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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 with six strategic partners: Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (du), Smart Dubai Office (SDO), Dubai Chamber of Commerce…

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

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

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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 to join the fourth class of Google’s Launchpad Accelerator program. Launchpad Accelerator is implemented in Kenya, Nigeria and…

Kenya’s PesaPal becomes only payments aggregator in the region to achieve PCI PIN Transaction Security (PCI PTS) Certification

Kenya’s PesaPal becomes only payments aggregator in the region to achieve PCI PIN Transaction Security (PCI PTS) Certification

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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 trusted with sensitive payment information by both merchants and cardholders shopping online or offline. Now, PesaPal has added…