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Gebeya, Ethiopian IT workplace platform to launch in Kenya

January 24, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Gebeya, Ethiopian IT workplace platform to launch in Kenya

Gebeya an Ethiopian startup that provides online IT training for individuals, qualified professionals and institutions has now launched in Kenya. Gebeya, an Amharic word for market provides a workplace for top IT talent to showcase and contribute their experience and skills to software projects. With an aim to produce African IT talent and provide an...

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African tech startups funding rises by 17%

January 23, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

A report released today by Disrupt Africa, Disrupt African Tech Start Up Funding Report, showed that 146 startups from across the African content raised $ 129,133,200 in funding over the course of 2016. This is coupled with a 16.8% rise from 2015 in the...

Senditoo looking to conquer Africa in 2017

January 19, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Senditoo looking to conquer Africa in 2017

Senditoo, a new mobile airtime startup, has started 2017 with ambitious plans to become of one Africa’s fastest growing airtime transfer services. The company buoyed by funding secured in December, has started an aggressive marketing campaign to expand...

Beauty on TApp, an app that aims to promote local small businesses

January 19, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Beauty on TApp, an app that aims to promote local small businesses

The debate on hair is one that has been going on for a very long time. Whether you decide to keep your hair natural or add on extensions, locating the perfect place to “fix your crown” is an issue that most ladies always deal with. Mathebe Molise a...

Technology that could fight corruption in Government

January 17, 2017 • Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Technology that could fight corruption in Government

A startup company in Phoenix is beta testing a new search feature which will allow for greater transparency between government and the public. Agenda Discovery is an Arizona-based local government agenda scanning startup which is looking to add a feature that...

Peach payment introduces PaySafe an online payment solution for SME’s

January 16, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (1)

With many small business owners struggling to collect  invoices efficiently, an online payment system, Peach Payments has introduced Peach PaySafe, an online payment option for all businesses to collect invoice payments. With over R2 million invoice payments...

Nigeria: Emplug to fund technology startups

January 16, 2017 • Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Emplug to fund technology startups

With the alarming increase in the unemployment rate in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, Emplug technology platform is an employment portal that seeks to link job seekers with employers. According to the Vanguard the social network platform founded by Azunna...

South Africa: Makro buys last mile delivery startup WumDrop

Worlds first no address delivery service launches

January 16, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Worlds first no address delivery service launches

What is Deliver 2 Me? Wumdrop has developed the world’s first delivery solution which delivers to the real time location of your mobile phone, allowing you to choose the hour that you would like your order to be delivered, at the exact location you will be,...

OfferZen ranked among most innovative companies in Africa

January 13, 2017 • Software, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on OfferZen ranked among most innovative companies in Africa

OfferZen, a curated online recruitment marketplace, has been ranked as one of Africa’s top companies to watch in Fast Company’s World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies of the Year. Founded by brothers Malan and Philip Joubert, OfferZen has successfully...

What every entrepreneur should know about setting targets in 2017

January 11, 2017 • StartupsComments Off on What every entrepreneur should know about setting targets in 2017

Many view the New Year as the next chapter. We reflect upon the year that was, contrast that to where we would like to be and set goals to close the gap between the two. “Similarly, it should be a crucial time for entrepreneurs to reassess their goals and...

Finalists for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

January 10, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, General, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Finalists for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

The finalists for the African Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 were announced in Brussels on the 9th of January 2017. The award focuses on projects with big economic, social and ecological impact, and their potential growth...

SA recruitment agency launches new mobile recruitment app

December 21, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SA recruitment agency launches new mobile recruitment app

Shide Consulting, has launched a new mobile app that focuses on the needs of the recruitment industry in South Africa. The mobile app, Toggle, allows users to build a CV through automated functionality and features as well as interact with Shide Consulting...

Nigerian fintech startup secures $1.3M investment

December 20, 2016 • Finance, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian fintech startup secures $1.3M investment

Fintech startup, Paystack has announced it has closed on Seed Investment of $1.3M from international investors Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments, with participation from Spark, M&S Partners, Tokyo Founders Fund, Blue Rinc Capital, Pave...

Mozambique: Kamaleon brings internet access to remote areas

December 13, 2016 • Education, Healthcare, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Mozambique: Kamaleon brings internet access to remote areas

Mozambican technology startup company Kamaleon is bringing Internet access to remote rural areas through a platform called “Community Tablet ” (“Tablet Comunitário”). The Community Tablet is an innovative and engaging way of getting educational...

Multi-sided-platforms are the new blueprint for global business

Democratisation of everything fuels innovation at grassroots level

December 12, 2016 • Opinion, StartupsComments Off on Democratisation of everything fuels innovation at grassroots level

When we speak about disruption, we often default to unicorn companies like Uber and Airbnb, which shook up the global taxi and hotel industries, respectively. But with the democratisation of software and hardware, the reality is that anyone can start a...

Startit.ng aims to support startups in Nigeria

December 9, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Startit.ng aims to support startups in Nigeria

Experts are unanimous on the need for more entrepreneurs in Nigeria to take advantage of value-creating opportunities by creating enterprises that can scale fast, create quality jobs and reduce dependence on foreign products and services. In line with this,...