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....

Africa’s Talking Hires New CEO from Dalberg to Spearhead its Pan-African Expansion

Africa's Talking, a go-to platform that helps developers in Africa bring their ideas to life by providing SMS, USSD, Voice, Airtime and...

Knife Capital’s Grindstone Accelerator programme expands to Johannesburg

Cape Town-based VC firm Knife Capital, SA SME Fund and Deloitte have partnered to launch the Grindstone Accelerator programme in Johannesburg in...

This virtual incubator has raised a new funding round to accelerate startups across Africa

This virtual incubator, which has invested more than $13 million into more than 24 graduated startups has announced that it has finished...

IFC-backed Nigerian Logistics Platform Kobo360 Set to Launch in Ghana & Kenya 

Kobo360, a logistics marketplace is launching in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya, just days after the company launched in Lome, Togo...

Daystar Power receives 10 million US Dollars for expansion of solar power operations in...

Solar energy company, Daystar Power has closed a $10 million USD investment with Verod Capital Management and Persistent Energy Capital LLC and...

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...

PayLater’s parent firm OneFi acquires fintech firm Amplify to boost its financial services offerings

Nigeria's One Finance Limited , which recently raised funding to become a full service digital bank has acquired Amplify in a move...

Nigeria’s Farmcrowdy Raises $1M to Launch 3D Mapping & Drone Services for Farmers

Farmcrowdy, a crowdfunding platform for Nigerian farmers has today announced an additional seed funding of $1 million from international investors Cox Enterprises...

Kenya’s Bwala raises funding from Uber investor Justin Caldbeck, launches in Uganda

Bwala Africa, a last mile logistics marketplace helping brands to easily deliver their merchandise to consumers has raised undisclosed funding from Justin...

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...

Silicon Valley-based Startup Accelerator Founder Institute Launches New Chapter in Lagos

The Founder Institute, an idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program has launched a new chapter in Lagos, Nigeria with targeting to...

Digital lending platform Branch launches in India to take on Tala

San Francisco-based digital micro lending platform Branch International has launched in India after it acquired a non-banking finance company licence to operate...

Here are the 12 African Startups Selected to Join Google’s Launchpad Accelerator

Google has announced the next cohort of startups into its Launchpad accelerator in in Africa, Brazil, and India.

Kibo Africa targets boda boda hailing firms with launch of locally assembled Kibo K250

With the increasing number of motorcycle taxi companies launching in Kenya, Kibo Africa, a local mobility solutions company with a focus on...

GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation to Help African Startups Raise Funding

GreenTec Capital Partners today announced that the GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation has started its activities in Europe and in Africa in a...

Emmanuel Macron to support entrepreneurship & innovation in Africa with 2.5 billion euros

Emmanuel Macron, the President of the Republic of France has announced efforts to support the revolution of entrepreneurship and innovation in...

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.

PIVOT East Refuses to Die, Calls for Investor & Corporate Support

PIVOT East, once East Africa's tech startup conference is coming back to give local startups a chance to meet, network and pitch...

Miss.Africa announces 2019, Round IV Seed Funding Tech Initiative for women in Africa

Miss.Africa Initiative led by DCA Academy, is announcing a Seed Fund in Africa that will offer grants to support women and girls...

Startup developing low-cost disposable baby delivery kits wins [email protected] Africa 3.0

Safe Motherhood Alliance, a Zambia-based social enterprise that develops simple, low-cost disposable baby delivery kits is the winner of [email protected] Africa...

Epesi, a Matatu Scheduling Platform Goes Live in Nairobi to Bring Sanity to the...

Epesi Trip Planner a Matatu scheduling platform has launched in Kenya to bring sanity in the country's chaotic public transport...

TukAid to launch in Nigeria & Kenya to provide affordable ambulances for people in...

Emergency health care is a human right which is scarce in developing countries. TukAid, which plans to launch in Nigeria and...

Algebra Ventures & Ezdehar invest in Dsquares, MEA’s popular B2B loyalty solutions provider

​Egypt's Algebra Ventures and Ezdehar Management​, an investment management firm focused on high-growth Egyptian corporates, have invested into ​Dsquares​, the region’s popular...

Careem to provide free in-ride insurance for its passengers and drivers in 15 countries

Careem, the Uber for MEA, has launched a global in-ride insurance programme to provide free in-ride insurance for both passengers and Captains...

This innovation challenge aims to help manage plastic waste

Trash Thread Textile in conjunction with Coca-Cola Beverages Africa and PETCO have launched an innovation challenge that aims to provide innovative...

OneFi secures $5M financing from Lendable to transition Paylater into a full service digital...

One Finance Limited , the company behind Paylater has secured a $5M debt facility from New York and Nairobi-based funding provider Lendable...

Female Founders Network to spur innovative support to female health entrepreneurs in Nigeria

As gender diversity within the healthcare innovation ecosystem continues to grow, women have constantly shown dexterity in...