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Online transport management startup disrupts SA freight industry

July 25, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Linebooker, an online transport management company that matches trucks with loads in Cape Town, is disrupting South Africa’s freight transport industry. According to the company, Linebooker has enjoyed an excellent five months since its official launch in February 2017. It recently expanded its offering to manage all disciplines of primary transport,...

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The AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa.

Apps Africa Innovation Awards entries open

July 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Applications are now open for the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa supported by Mobile Monday South Africa and Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF). The third edition will take place on November 6th...

The Xineoh team

SA Company’s Unique Algorithm To Advance AI

July 17, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

As technological advancements continue to develop around the world, a company based in the unassuming corner of Bloemfontein, South Africa, is starting to make waves internationally. Having already generated in excess of $30 million in revenue for clients...

On the 4th of August 2017, 10 of Uganda’s best seed stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Seedstars Summit.

Here’s how Ugandan startups can win up to USD 1,000,000

July 14, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Applications for Seedstars Uganda are now open. Uganda’s start-ups are invited to represent their country at the Summit and win up to USD 1,000,000 in equity investment. The global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets is returning in...

Yoco, CEO, Katlego Maphai.

SA fintech company empowers SME growth

July 14, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African payments company Yoco now has over 10 000 SMEs in South Africa using its point-of-sale payments platform to accept card payments. The company is adding over 1 000 new SMEs to its base every month, making it the largest independent mobile...

OMG Digital Co-Founder Jesse Arhin Ghansah.

WATCH: Interview With “The BuzzFeed of Africa”

July 13, 2017 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, Video, West AfricaComments (0)

Dubbed by TechCrunch as the “BuzzFeed of Africa”, OMG Digital is looking to dominate the digital content space in Africa. IT News Africa spoke to Co-Founder of OMG Digital, Jesse Arhin Ghansah, who unpacked the digital content climate in Africa....

Startupbootcamp is back in the country searching for the most innovative and creative start-ups in the insurance and Fintech space.

Startupbootcamp invites fintech startups for 2017 FastTrack tour

July 13, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Europe’s accelerator programme, Startupbootcamp will be hosting a FastTrack tour, calling on South African start-ups in the insurance and Fintech space to showcase their entrepreneurial talent. The 2017 FastTrack tour will be coming to Johannesburg on 14...

Dr Jaco du Preez, Founder and CEO of WiPo Wireless Power.

Interview: Startup looking to harness wireless power for drones

July 10, 2017 • People, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Interview: Startup looking to harness wireless power for drones

IT News Africa sat down with the CEO and Founder of innovative startup WiPo Wireless Power, Dr Jaco du Preez, recently in an interview to discuss his company’s goals and objectives. Jaco, a man with degrees in Computer Systems Engineering, ICT and...

9 e-commerce platforms making strides in Africa.
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E-commerce- A Catalyst For Startups In Ghana

July 7, 2017 • Opinion, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on E-commerce- A Catalyst For Startups In Ghana

Startups seem to be the new ‘’ish’’ in Ghana. These days, nearly 5 startups are launched every day and this is both encouraging and alarming at the same time. Being that negative energy helps no one, let’s dwell on the positive side of it. The...

Estelle Verdier, the COO & Co-founder of Jumia Travel.

Jumia listed among MIT Top 50 Smartest Companies 2017

July 6, 2017 • Retail, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Jumia listed among MIT Top 50 Smartest Companies 2017

Jumia Group (formerly Africa Internet Group), has for the second consecutive year been listed in MIT’s 50 smartest companies – 2017. This year, Jumia ranks at position 44, standing out as a company working to overcome the challenges of e-commerce in...

CoinFest Nigeria,

South Africa: Blockchain startup to service R50 billion Township economy

July 5, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Blockchain startup to service R50 billion Township economy

Ekasi-bucks, a blockchain startup company based in South Africa, will be looking to make an impact on South Africa’s Townships by providing Financial systems to Township-based small businesses. These businesses operate in an economy estimated to be...

Tizeti Co-founder, Kendall Ananyi.

After receiving $2.1m in funding, Nigerian startup set to upend ISP market

July 3, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on After receiving $2.1m in funding, Nigerian startup set to upend ISP market

Founder of Tizeti Network Services, Kendall Ananyi, a Masters Graduate in Computer Engineering from the University of Victoria, Canada, has over 15 years experience in the technology space. Throughout his career, Kendall had worked in various companies...

Mark Chirnside, CEO, ThisIsMe.

New South African Record: Startup sets FICA registration record with AI

July 3, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on New South African Record: Startup sets FICA registration record with AI

South African fintech startup, ThisIsMe, has set a new Africa record for the FICA (Financial Intelligence Center Amendment) process. This process which used to be a drawn out taking as long as two days to two weeks, has now been streamlined by ThisIsMe and...

Vibescout, an innovative start-up that provides event listings and city guides, is now listing movies showing on 690 screens in 94 cinemas across South Africa.

SA startup takes entertainment scene to new heights

June 30, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SA startup takes entertainment scene to new heights

Vibescout, a startup that provides event listings and city guides, is now listing movies showing on 690 screens in 94 cinemas across South Africa. Vibescout is now officially the largest movie aggregator in South Africa and continues to take the country’s...

Benji Coetzee, Founder and CEO of EmptyTrips.

Interview: Benji Coetzee EmptyTrips CEO, Seedstars Finalist

June 30, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Benji Coetzee EmptyTrips CEO, Seedstars Finalist

In another eye-opening interview, IT News Africa spoke to Benji Coetzee, the CEO and Founder of innovative startup, EmptyTrips. EmptyTrips is a startup which is looking to usher in a new age of logistics. As many transporters and companies suffer from empty...

OMG Digital

Ghanaian Startup OMG Digital Recieves $1.1M Funding

June 30, 2017 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghanaian Startup OMG Digital Recieves $1.1M Funding

Ghanaian tech startup, OMG Digital, has announced that the company has closed on Seed Funding of $1.1M having received backing from a number international investors. Backed by the Y-Combinator, the new media company is targeting Africa’s millennial...