Africa’s Talking co-founder & CEO replaced after firm completes close of $8.6m for pan-African...

In April 2018, Kenya’s Africa’s Talking announced it had raised $8.6m Series A Investment from World Bank's IFC to expand across Africa....

This new job search engine wants to link employers in Africa to talent in...

A new job search engine has launched to serve Africa and its diaspora, helps match job seekers looking for rewarding careers...

This waste management startup has received $227,000 to scale across Nigeria

The King Baudouin Foundation awards the African Development Prize to Wecyclers, a Lagos based waste management start-up. The Prize will allow Wecyclers...

This pay-as-you-go solar firm has raised $25m to accelerate off-grid solar expansion in West...

PEG Africa, a West Africa-based pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar company, has raised a US$25 million Series C funding round, taking its funding total...

New ‘Uber for trucks’ startup launches in Kenya to take on Sendy, Lori, Senga...

A new 'Uber for trucks' startup has launched in Kenya to take on Sendy, Lori Systems, Senga, and Bwalae in...

This off-grid pay-go solar firm just raised $32.5 million to finance its growth in...

Over 2 billion people globally have no access to reliable and affordable energy as the grid infrastructure is expensive to deploy.

Inside Epesi Trip Planner Matatu Scheduling Platform

Epesi Trip Planner, a web-based vehicle scheduling software that queues, routes, maps, and manages rides, drivers & conductors in real-time has been...

With KochoKocho, Safaricom is borrowing heavily from sports betting & gambling

I have only been back home in Kenya for only ten days and I am already filled with a deluge of text...

Ampion raises funding from Plutos Ventures to launch Ampion Ventures, a fund for Africa-focused...

Africa-focused Ampion which had called it quits in 2017 has resurrected with a new partnership with Berlin-based Plutos Ventures Holding to...

This startup has raised $1m to bring the best talent to your company

Recruitment is going digital globally and firms that are not ready will be left behind as technology is becoming part and parcel...

Beyond Capital Fund Makes Second Investment in Kenyan Agritech startup

Beyond Capital Fund, an impact investment fund that invests in for-profit social enterprises throughout India and East Africa has made its second investment into...

Kenya’s BRCK acquires rival ISP Surf and parent company Everlayer

Kenyan Internet Services provider, BRCK, has acquired its rival Surf, in a move that makes it one of sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest public networks....

African tech startups smashed funding records in 2018-Report

African tech startups smashed funding records in 2018 as 210 startups secured US$334.5 million worth of investment, with Nigeria emerging as the...

How Tiketi is changing the face of travel in Africa

Tiketi.com offers a curated selection of unique travel experiences for a variety of popular destinations around Africa. Customers can find a number of African...

This disease diagnostic startup has raised $5m to help fight infectious diseases

With customers in 40+ countries, including Nigeria, Kenya, Pakistan, and Myanmar, this disease intelligence firm helping bring rapid detection and response to infectious diseases around...

This solar tech firm has raised $4m to power more businesses in Ghana

This solar technology firm, with operations in Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya, offering solar power for businesses and communities based on a pre-configured model, including high-performance solar modules and...

This Fund of Funds Has Reached Final Close of $25 Million for Sub-Saharan Africa

Impact investors in Africa are not as many and several firms are making sure to encourage and bring toegther a network of investors both...

Pay-as-you-go solar firm raises €500,000 to scale up to more rural households

PAYG technology allows low-income residents of rural areas to buy solar home systems and other solar-powered products with installment payments via mobile money. It simultaneously...

Why Kenya’s Cashless Matatu Payment Card My1963 Failed-Part 1

Fibre Space Ltd, the firm behind cash light fare system ‘MY1963’ which had vowed to bring sanity in Kenya’s Matatu’s industry by use of...

This pay-as-you-go solar home systems firm has raised €2 million to expand into Southern...

After being active in Southern Africa for ten years, offering a range of quality solar products such as Solar Home Systems (SHS) which give...

HotelOga was bound to fail terribly says HotelOnline’s founder & chairman Havar Bauck

HotelOga, a cloud-based dashboard designed to help hospitality outfits get online presence free was launched to change how hotels use technology to increase bookings...

Brightermonday & Jobberman record over 12 million users & a 250% increase in qualified...

ROAM Jobs platform Brightermonday in East Africa (focusing on Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) and Jobberman in West Africa (focusing on Nigeria and Ghana) have reported a...

Medical device startup nabs $1.2m for on-demand access to blood in Africa

Three billion dollars is spent on blood each year across Africa and yet there is a 50% shortage of the blood needed. Sisu Global, an...

African Development Bank, Nordic Development Fund and Partners launch Off-Grid Energy Access Fund with...

The Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (OGEF) had its first close on Thursday, 2 August 2018 with committed capital of US$ 58 million from the...

This Marketplace Startup Received $500M New Funding from Naspers to Expand into New Verticals

letgo the biggest and fastest growing app to buy and sell locally, announced today that Naspers has committed to invest $500M of new capital...

This new $50 million venture fund is set to invest in top startups in...

Entrepreneurs in Africa and across other emerging markets can smile as a new $50 million venture fund has been launched to help identify and...

Off-grid solar startup raises funding to accelerate its West African growth plans

The off-grid solar industry is one of the fastest-growing in Africa. The sector has seen more than US$360 million in investment across the continent...

This SA-founded firm has acquired a cyber security awareness firm to reduce cyber security...

Human error is a factor in 95% of security breaches, yet organisations still don’t spend enough time on cyber security training. A recent survey...

Ten youth start-ups receive USD10,000 each from Ghana Government

Ghana has recently launched the Presidential Pitch competition; a business idea competition that aims to expand the entrepreneurial climate in the country and enable...

This remittance firm has raised $20m Series C to simplify sending money to Ivory...

In a move to its users the freedom to send money whenever they want and how they want, this remittance firm, which has been...