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African startup aims to disrupt $45b market research industry

May 24, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Johannesburg based technology startup, delvv.io, has announced a first round of investment led by global business executive and investor, Kevin Gaskell. The former Managing Director of both BMW and Porsche GB has led an investment round of R2 million to accelerate the development of the marketing research newcomer. “delvv.io is addressing a market...

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Hello Paisa clinches top spot at Start-up challenge

May 20, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hello Paisa was named, according to the company, as the number one Fintech Company in Africa in Mauritius during the course of May 2016, at the SWIFT African Regional Conference. The company revealed that it will now form part of a delegation along with two...

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African Start-Ups encouraged to participate in VIVA Technology Paris

May 13, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments (0)

African-born global ad-tech company, Popimedia is encouraging African tech start-ups to participate in VIVA Technology Paris. Co-hosted by Publicis, the inaugural event, running from 30 June to 2 July 2016, aims to provide a “real-time platform for...

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Nelson Mandela Bay Tech Entrepreneurs and Start-ups get R&D Lab

April 29, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Nelson Mandela Bay Tech Entrepreneurs and Start-ups get R&D Lab

SEDA Nelson Mandela Bay ICT Incubator (SNII) revealed the opening of a new technology research and development (R&D) centre, located on-site at its Newton Park technology office business park in Port Elizabeth. The SNII R&D Lab offers assistance and...

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Merck brings international start-up-companies to Nairobi & Darmstadt

April 20, 2016 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Merck brings international start-up-companies to Nairobi & Darmstadt

Merck has revealed the participants for its Accelerator Programs being held in Darmstadt and Nairobi. Almost 200 highly competitive applications from 47 countries were submitted for consideration. According to the company, with this selection, Merck has set...

Nigeria

Nigeria: Jongla unveils light usage instant messaging app

April 20, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Jongla unveils light usage instant messaging app

At the latest Mobile West Africa Conference, which was held in Lagos Nigeria, Jongla unveiled its “light” instant messaging app. At the launch, the company revealed that the app is expected to enable users to send and receive free text messages,...

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Video app to let Africans watch Nollywood movies free

March 28, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Video app to let Africans watch Nollywood movies free

The VysilHq Network, an African start-up, has released the BETA version of its Nollywood video streaming app “Video Moja.” According to the developers of the app it is expected to: “Change the way individuals stream Nollywood videos...

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African tech start-up Eduze attracts TED as lead investor

March 17, 2016 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on African tech start-up Eduze attracts TED as lead investor

South African tech start-up Eduze announces partnership and investment from TED. Eduze is making waves in the digital content industry, attracting attention to its strategy: “Great digital content. Done right”. By “done right” they...

African Startups

5 rules for managing people in your start-up

March 17, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 5 rules for managing people in your start-up

If your small business is to grow and prosper, you need to hire the right people and then manage them in a way that gets the best from them. Even if you are not a natural leader, managing people is a skill that you can learn and improve with practice and with...

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Innotribe opens doors for East African fintech startups

March 10, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Innotribe opens doors for East African fintech startups

Swift expects even greater innovation and a shift away from mobile technology at the 2016 Innotribe Startup Challenge for Africa. The Challenge, now open for applications, will take place at Swift’s African Regional Conference (ARC) in Mauritius on 17-19...

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MasterCard to engage best Startups from Middle East and Africa

March 10, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on MasterCard to engage best Startups from Middle East and Africa

Technology and data are transforming the way consumers and businesses interact with each other, driving a need to bring new ideas to market with greater speed. The right corporate-startup partnership gives startups an accelerated path to scale innovative...

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Sasware Nigeria launches start-up program

March 3, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Sasware Nigeria launches start-up program

In attempt to drive innovation and momentum for disruptive technologies in Nigeria, Sasware Nigeria has launched the Start-up in Residence (STAIR) program. According to Sasware, STAIR is a co-entrepreneurship program focused on aspiring entrepreneurs and...

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Cape Town based FinTech start-up raises USD 2 Million

February 23, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Cape Town based FinTech start-up raises USD 2 Million

Digital insurance distributor Hepstar has received USD $2 million in funding from UK-based technology investor Amadeus Capital Partners. With the new funding, the company has revealed that it will build on its momentum by expanding its global reach,...

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South Africa: Cashless, ticketless parking app launched

February 10, 2016 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Cashless, ticketless parking app launched

A new cashless, ticketless, user-friendly parking app is set to take the hassle out of parking using license plate recognition (LPR) technology. KaChing, which officially launches today, uses LPR technology to open the boom when users arrive at and leave a...

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Lamudi secures $31.4m investment

February 5, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Lamudi secures $31.4m investment

Real estate portal Lamudi, was launched in October 2013 by German Internet platform Rocket Internet. The company operates exclusively in the emerging markets and is currently active in thirty five locations across Asia, Africa and Latin America. In February...

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Nigerian POS app in line for global award

February 2, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigerian POS app in line for global award

Retail interface Verge POS has just been announced as a finalist at The Mobile Premiere Awards (MPAs) taking place on February 22, Barcelona. After being crowned winner of Appcircus’ Lagos event back in October, Francis Osifo’s innovative point of sale...

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