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Nigeria’s solar energy firm Arnergy raises $9M Series A round for consumer financing & expansion

Arnergy, a Nigerian solar energy solutions firm has raised $9 Million in a Series A round of funding for its market scaling ambitions which include new business models and partnership opportunities, as well as consumer financing and channel expansion activities. The funding round was led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures...

Startups

Nigeria’s solar energy firm Arnergy raises $9M Series A round for consumer financing & expansion

Arnergy, a Nigerian solar energy solutions firm has raised $9 Million in a Series A round of funding for its market scaling...

Nigeria’s moto-taxi firm MAX.ng raises $7m, plans to scale across Africa

 MAX.ng, Nigeria's motorcycle transport startup has confirmed its $7 million to bolster its operations in Nigeria and expand across Africa, a week...

Naspers buys a R30 million stake in South Africa’s SweepSouth

Naspers Foundry, a Naspers startup investment arm with R1.4 billion targeted at South African startups, has bought a R30 million stake in...

Nigeria’s Zend wants to make every car & Okada an ‘Uber for deliveries’

Zend Mobility, an end-to-end logistics solution for moving packages from one location to another is launching to make every car and Okada...

Here are the 10 startups selected into Knife Capital’s 1st Johannesburg Grindstone Accelerator programme

Ten South African startups have been selected to join Knife Capital's 1st Johannesburg Grindstone Accelerator programme, a year-long startup programme with knowledge,...

Product Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Note 10; Launch Date & Leaks

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will reportedly launch on Wednesday August 7th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to trusted sources.

Meet Samsung’s new Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force

Samsung has announced two new Notebooks, the Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force targeting content creators and consumers who want superior performance...

iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Max’s rumored ugly square bump is real

If our calendars are right, we are three months away from September which is usually the month Apple announces its new lineup.

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 with an Auto-pop up Camera; launching end of this month in Kenya.

A smartphone with a panoramic viewing experience and an auto pop-up selfie camera The HUAWEI Y9 Prime 2019...

Huawei prepares for 40% to 60% drop in overseas smartphone sales

The impact Huawei's blacklisting by the U.S. government will have on its smartphone business has been quite a hot topic for weeks....

Funding

Nigeria’s moto-taxi firm MAX.ng raises $7m, plans to scale across Africa

 MAX.ng, Nigeria's motorcycle transport startup has confirmed its $7 million to bolster its operations in Nigeria and expand across Africa, a week...

Nigeria’s MDaaS Global Raises $1M to tackle the $1.6B diagnostics sector in Africa’s most populous nation

MDaaS Global, a Nigerian tech-enabled diagnostic firm has raised $1 million seed funding to scale in Nigeria and replicate its innovative diagnostic...

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...

AfDB launches a $400m Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Fund to expand digital financial transactions in Africa

The African Development Bank and its partners on Wednesday launched the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI), designed to aid safety and...

business

Vodacom Group sells its enterprise focused operations in Nigeria, Zambia, Angola & Cote d’Ivoire

Vodacom Group is offloading its Vodacom Business Africa (VBA) assets in four markets as it moves to streamline its operations in Africa...

Visa wants to tap into Africa’s growing motorcycle transport & logistics business

Visa has seen the light, Africa's motorcycle transport and logistics business just started and it's going to be huge.

Afriwise & Africa Risk Consulting partner to help global firms understand African markets

Afriwise, an online alternative legal services delivery platform has partnered Africa Risk Consulting (ARC) to offer firms active in or looking to...

Why accepting mobile money in Sub-Saharan Africa is a game changer for Global Businesses

Last week, Cellulant announced its partnership with Adyen – a global payments company and Europe’s fastest growing Dutch-based fintech unicorn to enable...

Visa Collaborates with IBS Bank Somalia to drive Payments Inclusion

Somalia's IBS Bank has partnered with Visa to deepen its payments services in Somalia in a move expected to accelerate its banking...

Latest

Entrepreneurs In Ghana Receive US$ 50K For Global Entrepreneurship Week

The Youth Enhancement International, a youth organisation  hosting Ghana's Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) has received US$ 50,000 from the Local Enterprises and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) in...

MTN & Integr8’s Decade-long Partnership Results In Converged Solution

  The twelve-year partnership between South Africa’s largest privately-owned and managed ICT service provider, the Integr8 Group, and  MTN Business, has resulted in the convergence...

Share The Story & Get Paid | Interview With The Founders Sharetori

  Sharetori is a social sharing network that allows a user to share links to a site, a video and audio, on their Facebook, twitter,...

SA’s mapIT Launches Interactive Map for The Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge

mapIT  has partnered with Primedia and Altech Netstar, to launch an online Interactive Map, Route Maps, Race Profiles and Mobi Site for The 2012...

iLearn Empowering Education In SA

Against existing convention within the ICT training and skills development industry, iLearn, a national specialist provider of ONSITE instructor-led and ONLINE e-learning training methodologies,...

Inside Kenyahow, Kenya’s Premier Localised eHow | Interview With The Founders

Kenyahow.com aims to provide a wide variety of how to resources in Kenya in a bid to help persons learn to do what they want...

Sonus Acquisition To Help Widen Net Capture More Market Share

  The African communications infrastructure space is scheduled to receive a boost including product variety, an increase in technical skills and improved service as a...

2GO Mobile Social Network Build For Africa $ Beyond |Interview With Founders Alan Wolff and Ashley Peters

2g0 was actually founded on campus by two guys who wanted to test their coding lessons. We love what they are doing and beating...

Kenyan Media Personality Julie Gichuru & Hubby Businessman Launch Fashion Portal Mimi.Co.Ke Set To Take City By Storm

Kenyan media personality Julie Gichuru and her husband Anthony, a top city businessman have together launched MiMi.co.ke, a fashion portal to end woes of men and...

First Ever BlackBerry Jam Session Goes Down Saturday November 17 In Nairobi To Pave Way For Blackberry 10 Launch

In a nationwide call for all developers in Kenya to bring their app ideas to life, Blackberry has organised a Super Hackathon event to be Kenya’s first...

Google Wants To Sue 23 Year Old Entreprenuer In SA For Doogle.Co.Za

Google is reportedly suing a 23 year old SA entrepreneur for running a domain name similar to theirs. According to News24, Google wants to sue Andries Maree, 23,...

SA’s MTI Suport App | An App To Repair Your PC Live As You Present To Clients

Imagine your computer crashes in between a PowerPoint presentation before prospective clients in a boardroom. There is no time to call the support guys and the...

Microsoft Platforms Lead To Innovative Value Reports Dac Systems

Technologically speaking, there is a ‘perfect storm’ heading Africa’s way and the opportunity is now for companies to position themselves to leverage off the...

DEG & Schulze Foundation To Invest $10 Million Into Ethiopian Startups

Schulze Global Investments (“Schulze Global”) an emerging markets private equity firm founded by Gabriel Schulze and the Schulze family is set to receive  10 million...

GSMA Report Shows Mobile Changing Lives In Sub-Saharan Africa

 The GSMA on November 13 revealed that sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest-growing mobile market in the world, with an average annual growth rate of...

Zimbabwe’s TelOne Deploys FTS’ Convergent Billing & Customer Care Solution

 FTS, a global provider of billing, customer care and policy control solutions for communications and content service providers, today announced that Zimbabwe'sTelOne has successfully implemented...

Orange Niger Partner With Altobridge To Bring First-time Mobile Connectivity To Rural Areas

Altobridge , a technology supplier to Orange Niger, yesterday announced the completion of its first phase of mobile connectivity deployments in remote regions of Niger to...

Nigeria’s VTNetwork To Rollout Vcash Mobile Payment Service For Over 160 Million

  VTNETWORK Limited (VTNETWORK) is rolling out mobile payment services across Nigeria to serve the over 160 million mobile phone users in the country and...

Trust Expertise, Not Techno-speak, To Add True ICT Value – Integr8

With the on-going relevance of significant technology trends such as unified communications, cloud computing and Big Data analytics, decision makers are advised to take...

Ashish J. Thakkar’s Mara Launch Fund Announces Its First Investment, Into Charcolite Firestarter Ltd

This Friday November 16, Mara Launch Uganda Fund will announce its first investment of its US$ 38,000 into  Charcolite Firestarter Ltd a Kampala based...

Samsung Wins 27 CES 2013 Innovations Awards

  Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has won 27 prestigious International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 Innovations Awards. The international CES, is the world’s largest consumer technology...

Inside Kenya’s Crowdpesa | Mobile Marketplace For Shoppers & Merchants

Crowdpesa is a mobile marketplace for both Merchants and Shoppers to transact easily using existing mobile money services such as MPesa.  Crowdpesa provides Shoppers...

SA’s KEMP Technologies Delivers Load Balancer for KVM

KEMP Technologies’ LoadMaster family of load balancer/application delivery controllers (ADCs) now supports the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor that is becoming increasingly popular in...

Founder Institute Planning To Launch A Startup Accelerator In Alexandria Egypt

The Founder Institute is in final plans to open a new chapter in Alexandria, Egypt for the Spring of 2013 to help entrepreneurs in Egypt start...

Accenture Launches New SAP Solutions Innovation Centre in J’BURG SA

Accenture, a  a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company today announced it is expanding its global network of Innovation Centres for SAP® solutions with the...

Google Debuts Free Search, Mail and Google+ In SA Via 8ta Only On Mobile Phones

Google has launched Free Zone an exciting new product that allows 8ta sim card users to access Google+, Gmail, and Google Search on their...

Socialise Online But Don’t Neglect Your Reality

Guest Post by Anita Potgieter, COO at FOXit It takes a concerted effort to change ones mindset and truly ‘switch off’ in order to gain...

“Nairobi Half Life” Wins Buni TV-Sponsored Audience Award In London

Kenyan sensation Nairobi Half Life was announced the winner of the Buni TV-sponsored Audience Award at the Film Africa festival’s closing ceremony in London on Sunday.   The...

Kenyans Launch A News Site To Expose Political Greed & Impunity As Election Day Approaches

Mavulture.com is a new online platform launched today November 13 to expose raw truth on and about Kenyan leaders via a network of professional...

Piilo Takes HR & Personnel Management To The Cloud, Simply.

  Piilo is focused on innovating Human Resources and People Management for businesses worldwide through cloud computing and mobility. Piilo makes HR easy for all employees not just...

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