Online University Platform UNICAF Raises $28 Million to Meet Unprecedented Demand for Higher Education

Online University Platform UNICAF Raises $28 Million to Meet Unprecedented Demand for Higher Education

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   UNICAF, an online higher education platform in Africa has raised $28 million Series B financing led by Goldman Sachs with participation from existing investors, including the UK Government’s development finance institution CDC Group, leading higher education fund University Ventures, and EDEX, the founder of…

FinChatBot raises undisclosed funding from Mauritius-based Compass & SA’s Kalon Venture Partners

FinChatBot raises undisclosed funding from Mauritius-based Compass & SA’s Kalon Venture Partners

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South African Financial Services chatbot providers, FinChatBot (FCB) which develops chatbots to help financial service providers acquire and retain customers through Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered conversations has raised an undisclosed round of funding from venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners and Mauritius-based VC…

Johnson & Johnson Launches Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0 with $50,000 equity-free financial support

Johnson & Johnson Launches Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0 with $50,000 equity-free financial support

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Johnson & Johnson has launched the Champions of Science Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0, a continent-wide competition calling on African innovators to submit ideas for innovative technologies, products and solutions that have the potential to create positive impact for African communities. Now in its…

ShelterTech Accelerator launches in Kenya to facilitate housing for low-income households

ShelterTech Accelerator launches in Kenya to facilitate housing for low-income households

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IKEA, Habitat for Humanity, Strathmore University and Pangea have launched the ShelterTech Accelerator Program in Kenya to bring together entrepreneurs, government, corporations and development partners in mapping out and showcasing innovation in improving access to shelter. ShelterTech Accelerator Kenya program aims to facilitate housing…

Airbus Bizlab launches Africa4Future Challenge to help African aerospace startups to scale across Africa

Airbus Bizlab launches Africa4Future Challenge to help African aerospace startups to scale across Africa

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Airbus Bizlab an aerospace startup incubator yesterday launched Africa4Future Challenge in partnership with GIZ Make-it, InnoCircle, and MEST Africa in Toulouse, France to find and connect African aerospace startups with intrapreneurs at Airbus who will work with the startups to speed up innovation…