Serena Williams’ Serena Ventures Has Invested in Andela, Coinbase & Other Top Entrepreneurs

A world-class athlete, businesswoman, and philanthropist, Serena Williams has announced her venture capital firm Serena Ventures. The savvy entrepreneur...

CDC backs TheBoardroom Africa with £1.6m funding to increase women’s representation in African boardrooms

TheBoardroom Africa has received £1.6m CDC’s funding to boost it’s aim to double female representation in Africa’s boardrooms by 2028 where...

Founded by a Tunisian activist, edtech platform Mos has raised $4m to simplify college...

Mos, with a $4 million seed round, is a single application platform for federal and state financial aid allowing students in the...

Seedstars partners with First Growth Ventures to launch a $100mn sub-Saharan Africa venture fund

Seedstars has partnered with First Growth Ventures' founders Tamim El Zein and Maxime Bouan to launch a $100mn sub-Saharan Africa venture fund....

Five Women led companies win KES 1 million in seed funding

Standard Chartered and @iBizAfrica, Strathmore University yesterday announced the top five winners of this year’s Standard Chartered Women in Technology Incubator...

Daystar Power enters Ghana after raising $10m for West Africa expansion

Daystar Power, a solar energy firm has opened its second branch in West Africa with an office in the Ghanaian capital of...

Shopah, a shopping and errands startup launches in Kenya

Shopah, coined from the English word Shopper, is a shopping and errands service provider has launched in Kenya to help shop for...

General Electric appoints new East Africa head to drive growth

General Electric has announced the appointment of Brenda Mbathi as the Chief Executive Officer for East Africa. In her role, Brenda will...

Tanzanian Edtech Startup Ubongo Wins Next Billion EdTech Prize

Tanzanian edutainment startup Ubongo, has won the ‘Next Billion’ Edtech Prize organized by The Varkey Foundation founded in 2018 by Indian billionaire...

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...

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...

FarmDrive receives additional investment to provide credit to 3 million smallholder farmers in Kenya

FarmDrive, a Kenyan agritech startup in January received follow-on investment from EWB Canada, with participation from AK IMPACT INVESTORS, 1 to 4...

Ghana’s FemiTI trains young girls in coding and robotics for Societal Transformation

With a significant drop-out rate of girls from primary school to secondary school and college, one new initiative in Ghana aims to...

Mobile operators could earn an extra $140b in revenues if they reach more women

A new report by the GSMA estimates that closing the gender gaps in mobile ownership and usage represents an important commercial opportunity...

Safaricom appoints new member to its Board to drive executive excellence

Safaricom has announced the appointment of Ms. Rose Ogega to its Board. At the Board of Directors’ meeting...

Sanitary products’ dispenser start-up wins 1M seed capital from Sinapis

Sinapis Organisation has hit the 1,000 SMEs trained mark, and organised the 5th business pitching session where Lynda Njeru, the Cofounder of

Top Female Entrepreneurs In Africa

These women in Africa have defied all odds and managed to emerge as the top female entrepreneurs in Africa. What makes them so different? We...

BitPesa raises $5m from Sompo Holdings to revolutionize cross-border payments

Kenya's BitPesa has raised $5m from Japanese insurance group Sompo Holdings in a move expected to revolutionize cross-border payments and insurance services globally. Sompo will use Bitpesa’s technology to...

Meet The Nigerian Woman Who Is A Market Leader In Smart Card Technology

Meet the Nigerian woman who is a market leader in smart card technology. It is usually unheard of when a woman takes interest in technology....

Kenya’s Farm.ink brings home $150,000 after winning USAID’s Future Fall Armyworm Tech Grand Prize

Nairobi-based Farm.ink has won the grand prize of $150,000 after it emerged top in the Feed the Future Fall Armyworm Tech Prize to help farmers manage the...

Standard Chartered’s ‘Women in Tech’ accelerator attracts over 180 women-led startups

Standard Chartered's ‘Women in Tech’ accelerator has attracted over 180 women-led startup teams with plans to have the applicants cut down to 40 during a shortlisting...

ICT Authority appoints Dr. Katherine Getao as CEO to reclaim its former glory

Dr. Katherine W. Getao has been appointed as the CEO of the ICT Authority in Kenya taking over from acting CEO John Sergon, a former...

Meet The Woman Who Is Connecting The Nigerian Elderly To Professional Caregivers Using Technology

In Africa getting adequate help for the elderly is quite a challenge. Many people fear to leave their loved ones with caregivers because they are...

4 Best Online Female Food Bloggers In Kenya

We all know that food is life. Blogging has become a way of life and many people have used it as a way of sharing...

Kukua  raises $2.5M led by Echo VC to empower the next generation of African children

  Kukua, a pan-African education media franchise has raised $2.5m seed round led by Echo VC, alongside Founders Factory, Kima Ventures, Burda Media, First Minute Capital as well as...

Meet Stephanie Cowper A Techpreneur Who Is Helping The Visually Impaired In South Africa...

Meet Stephanie Cowper, the woman who is helping the blind with  the power of mobile technology. Her main goal is to obviously make a difference...

Meet Ugochi Ugbomegh The Nigerian Techpreneur Who Is Improving Nigeria’s Mobility Service

Ugochi Ugbomeh is not your ordinary woman. She started a world-class transport company known as Tranzit in attempt to deal with the mobility sector in...

Meet the New Visa Senior Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa

Visa has appointed Aida Diarra as Senior Vice President and Group Country Manager for Visa SSA, effective 1 November 2018 to oversee all Visa...

Meet Aggrey Mokaya The Man Who Teaches Kenyan Female Prisoners How To Code

Kenyan female prisoners are often forgotten and treated like they are not part of the society. While they may have been marginalized for some time...