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

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

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

Jobberman Nigeria has appointed Mrs. Hilda Kabushenga Kragha as the new Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the growth and operations for the...

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

Mauritius-based Inter Africa Transport Forex (IATF), a fintech platform that enables transport companies, especially cross-border ones – to better procure, manage and...

SA Insurtech startup Inclusivity Solutions raises $1.56m to expand to new markets in Africa

Cape Town-based insurtech startup Inclusivity Solutions has raised $ 1.5 million first tranche of its Series A round to expand its digital...

Kenya’s WayaWaya, Ghana’s Oze & SA’s Snode Technologies raise $225K from MEST Africa Challenge...

Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST Africa, has named Oze from Ghana, Snode Technologies from South Africa and WayaWaya...

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

Kenya's Twiga Foods, a B2B platform that aggregates retail demand and efficiently provides low cost access to better quality food has raised...

AfriLabs Expands into 45 African Countries

AfriLabs, the pan- African network of technology and innovation hub has added 27 new hubs into her network thereby extending her reach...

Kenya’s MarketForce360 launches to help businesses harness tech to optimize their business processes

In 2013, two like-minded second year Computer Science undergraduate students, Tesh Mbaabu and Mesongo Sibuti founded a software company, Mesozi, with...

Kinaya Ventures Unveils Spring Fellowship to help tech-enabled startups scale across Africa

Kinaya Ventures and its partner Nestlé held a meet-up part of an African tour to source early/late stage startups in Africa -...

Microsoft Cloud Accelerator Programme for women-led startups extend to Kenya & South Africa

Microsoft has extending the reach of its Cloud Accelerator Programme to eight more countries including Kenya and South Africa.

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

Nairobi-based UTU Technologies and Hong Kong-based Graychain to give UTU's customers the ability to link their UTU profile to the Graychain platform...

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

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains aims to scale digital solutions for the agricultural last mile and improve...

Stockholm’s Norrsken tech accelerator launches in Rwanda with tickets between $25K to $100K for...

Stockholm's Norrsken has launched its tech hub and accelerator in Kigali, Rwanda as its second market out of Sweden in its first...

Orcas, Cairo’s edtech marketplace raises $500K in pre-Series A round led by Algebra Ventures

​Orcas​, a mobile marketplace that connects parents and students with tutors and babysitters has raised $500K in a pre-Series A funding round...

Tenderd, MENA’s heavy equipment rental marketplace launches with $5.8m funding from Y Combinator, BECO,...

Tenderd, a heavy equipment rental marketplace for the construction industry in the MENA region has launched after raising the region’s largest seed...

Careem acquires UAE’s bikeshare service Cyacle to launch Careem Bike

MENA's Careem has acquired UAE's bikesharing service Cyacle in a move that will help it enter the micro-mobility space.

Amadeus-backed Travelstart acquires 100% of South Africa’s Club Travel Group

Cape Town-based Travelstart is set to wholly acquire Club Travel Group in a move expected to boost its offering by adding Club...

PayU launches in Kenya to access the growing East African markets

As the East African economy grows, especially in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, at a steady 5.9% in 2019, according to the African...

HAVAÍC invests into Kenyan virtual postbox startup, MPOST, and gears up to participate in...

Taz Technologies Inc, the firm behind MPOST, a virtual postbox startup has concluded its pre-Series A first round of funding from Cape...

Kenya’s safari marketplace Cloud9XP acquires competitor Heartbeat Adventures, goes into flight & hotel bookings

Cloud9xp, an online marketplace, booking service and distributor for leisure experiences backed by Hotel Online has merged with Hearbeat Adventures, a tech-enabled...

OLX is now Jiji as Naspers finalizes its Sub-Saharan Africa exit

Walie Holdings Ltd, a Jiji-owned company now fully owns and operates OLX in Africa as Jiji.ng in Nigeria and Jiji.ke in Kenya...

Russian price haggling ride-hailing service inDriver launches in Kenya

Russia's inDriver, a venture backed ride-hailing service with $10m in funding has launched in Nairobi, Kenya, making it the second city after...

UAE’s Trukkin raises over $3.5m to bolster its long-haul trucking business

Launched in 2017, Trukkin, a techno-logistics firm based in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has raised over $3.5m in funding...

Egyptian mobility startup SWVL partners Ford |To launch in Lagos, Nigeria in a few...

 SWVL, an Egyptian mobility company present in Egypt and Kenya has announced a partnership agreement with Ford that will see the Ford...

Little launches Little Boda for city mobility, food delivery & everything in between

Kenya's Little, a taxi hailing service has launched its Little Boda service after several months in pilot to take on UberBoda, Taxify/BoltBoda,...

Spring Fellowship accelerator to invest $15k into early stage African startups

African startups are urged to apply to the 2019 Spring Fellowship, a 4-month acceleration program in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire in a move...

Barcelona’s edtech platform Learnlife raises €3.1m |To open an innovation hub in Rwanda

Barcelona-based Learnlife has raised €3.1m seed funding round led by BPO Capital in partnership with 19 entrepreneurial supporters spanning 11 countries.

UK’s StatsBomb acquires 100% of Cairo-based sports analytics startup Arqam to Double Down on...

StatsBomb.com, a football analytics provider based in UK has acquired 100 percent of Cairo-based sports data collection firm ArqamFC, to fuel global...

Mofoluke Ayoola’s RedViolet Company expands to Ghana to help users furnish their homes and...

Founded by Mofoluke Ayoola in 2010, Nigeria’s RedViolet is a go-to interior platform providing everyday Nigerians with quality furniture and furnishing accessories to beautify...

MVXchange Closes Pre-seed Financing Round.

West Africa’s first online vessel chartering platform MVXchange has announced the closing of their pre-seed funding round. The financing round believed to...