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...

Ampion Ventures to invest 6-digit tranches into Kenyan & Nigerian startups

Ampion Ventures which launched yesterday is set to invest 6-digit tranches into African startups to help them to build scalable digital...

How to Raise Venture Capital In South Africa

Entrepreneurs constantly disrupt the balance of competition by unlocking inventive commercial opportunities and creating new markets in doing so. This can sometimes...

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...

World Bank’s XL Africa picks 20 startups for its new Francophone Africa accelerator

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to...

Kenya’s MumsVillage & Sierra Leone’s Mosabi Selected to Join Gray Matters Capital’s Cohort 2

Kenya's Mums Village, a parenting website and Sierra Leone's Mosabi , a mobile learning platform for financial inclusion, have been selected...

Azuri & Energise Africa launch crowd campaign to raise £2.5m for solar in Africa

Azuri Technologies, a pay-as-you-go solar in Africa and crowdfunding platform Energise Africa have announced the latest phase of debt financing from UK...

Greenlight Planet raises €1.8 million to bring solar energy to half a million people

Greenlight Planet, an off-grid solar products firm has successfully closed a €1.8 million transaction for the first time from individuals crowdfunding....

Nairobi Innovation Week puts up call for 2019 startups

Nairobi Innovation Week, an annual initiative of the University of Nairobi targeting its current and former students, is calling for startups to...

Omidyar Network spins off Flourish, a Fintech-focused VC fund with a $300 million war...

Omidyar Network's Financial Inclusion Initiative has spun off to launch Flourish, a new fintech-focused venture firm with $300 million at its disposal...

Affordabletyres.ng wants to be the one-stop online store for affordable tires & car related...

Olaseni Odukoya, the former co-founder of Etyres has launched affordabletyres.ng to bring the sales of tyres, batteries, lubricants and other car products...

BBOXX raises €6M via crowdfunding to bring solar to more homes in Africa

BBOXX has raised €6 million via Trine in what is the largest crowd-funded debt raise in the history of solar energy in...

Nigeria’s AMPZ.TV, Ghana’s OZÉ & Kenya’s WayaWaya named regional winners in MEST Africa’s $50,000...

Five promising start-ups from across Africa have been chosen as regional winners in MEST Africa’s annual Pan-African pitch competition, moving one step...

Kerb, an ‘Airbnb for parking spaces’ launches in Kenya

Kerb, an Australian ‘Airbnb for Parking’ has launched in Kenya to allow car users find parking easily as well as let homeowners...