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Energy focused tech startup launches in Kenya

October 17, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

VentureBuilder officially launched on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, with support from the DOEN Foundation, Facebook, Shell Foundation, and USAID. The energy-focused startup aims at scaling African-owned and managed off-grid solar enterprises – mandated with expanding energy access to underserved populations in Africa. According to VentureBuilder, its...

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New motoring app connects car owners with service providers

October 15, 2019 • Company News, General, StartupsComments (0)

“For several years now there has been a call from the motoring sector as well as the motoring public for a quick and convenient way to find service providers. In response to this we started development on an app and are pleased to launch RMI Connect –...

Chika Nwaogu, CEO and creator of Playfre

Music streaming platform, Playfre adds 2 new distribution services

October 3, 2019 • Company News, Online & Social, StartupsComments Off on Music streaming platform, Playfre adds 2 new distribution services

Just two weeks after launching in May 2019, Playfre – Africa’s first music streaming platform – amassed a record 100,00 unique streams. The platform – created by Nigerian entrepreneur Chika Nwaogu – has since launched a service called SongRoute....

inDriver expands into 10 cities across five African countries

October 2, 2019 • Online & Social, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on inDriver expands into 10 cities across five African countries

Set-your-own-price taxi app, inDriver has successfully expanded its reach into Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and most notably, South Africa. Since its launch earlier this year in South African cities Cape Town and Johannesburg, the ride-hailing service is...

New app creates job opportunities for South Africans

September 30, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on New app creates job opportunities for South Africans

WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is a South African mobile app that brings independent truck owners and customers together. The fast-growing app-based service gives businesses and professionals a quick and convenient way to remove waste from worksites. Using the...

Silicon Catalyst becomes member of the GSA

Silicon Catalyst becomes member of the GSA

September 18, 2019 • Company News, StartupsComments Off on Silicon Catalyst becomes member of the GSA

Global silicon incubator solutions company, Silicon Catalyst announced on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, that it is now a member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). According to the company, the GSA is recognised as a key driver in the expanded...

FinTech startup on track to reshape mobile banking in Nigeria

FinTech startup on track to reshape mobile banking in Nigeria

September 16, 2019 • Finance, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on FinTech startup on track to reshape mobile banking in Nigeria

Paris-based fintech startup, FairMoney announced on Monday, 16 September 2019, that it has introduced an in-app payment function to its users, which allows them to top up their phone subscriptions, buy mobile data, pay electricity or internet bills. Other...

South African startup unpacks journey on AWS cloud

September 14, 2019 • Features, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African startup unpacks journey on AWS cloud

iHouzit is a South African startup founded in 2016 that offers tailored solutions by providing a platform where customers are able to plan, design, finance, insure, build, furnish, decorate and maintain properties. iHouzit launched its first minimum viable...

Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 4 kicking off in Nigeria

Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 4 kicks off in Nigeria

September 13, 2019 • East Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 4 kicks off in Nigeria

Google’s first regionally-based startup accelerator program, Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa announced that Class 4 kicked off in Nigeria on Thursday, 12 September. 12 startups from six countries form part of Class 4. All the selected startups...

South African money exchange startup is seeking funding

South African money exchange startup is seeking funding

September 9, 2019 • Finance, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African money exchange startup is seeking funding

South African developed startup, Fourex announced on Monday, 9 September 2019, that it has opened its second round of crowdfunding in a bid to raise just over $1 million. Fourex allows travellers to exchange notes and coins with various foreign currencies...

Pan-African entrepreneur training platform to launch at the SA Innovation Summit

Pan-African entrepreneur training platform to launch this September

September 9, 2019 • Education, StartupsComments Off on Pan-African entrepreneur training platform to launch this September

A brand-new online training platform, TechTribe Accelerator (TTA), is set to launch on Friday, 13 September 2019, at the SA Innovation Summit.  The inspiration for the TTA platform was born from the need to create pan-African partnerships to solve...

African music streaming platform achieves record 1 million streams

African music streaming platform achieves record 1 million streams

September 6, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African music streaming platform achieves record 1 million streams

Just two weeks after launching, Playfre – Africa’s first music streaming platform – amassed a record 100,00 unique streams. The platform – created by Nigerian entrepreneur Chika Nwaogu – is looking to become the biggest music...

Cortex Ventures CEO to join SA Innovation Summit Panel

Cortex Ventures CEO to join SA Innovation Summit Panel

August 31, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Cortex Ventures CEO to join SA Innovation Summit Panel

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software and Solutions company, Cortex Ventures launched in May 2019. The company aims to unlock the entrepreneurial opportunities offered by the 4th Industrial Revolution by investing in smart-technology driven startups. On...

Fintech startup on a mission to create affordable housing

Fintech startup on a mission to create affordable housing

August 29, 2019 • Finance, StartupsComments Off on Fintech startup on a mission to create affordable housing

International NPO, Habitat for Humanity announced on Wednesday, 28 August 2019, that the Terwilliger Centre for Innovation in Shelter has recently made a $300 000 investment in iBUILD Global, a multi-national fintech-for-housing company. The Terwilliger...

Fin-tech startup launches payment solutions platform throughout Africa

Fin-tech startup launches payment solutions platform throughout Africa

August 28, 2019 • Features, Finance, StartupsComments Off on Fin-tech startup launches payment solutions platform throughout Africa

UK based fin-tech startup, SympliFi announced the launch of its fin-tech platform on Wednesday, 28 August 2019. The platform is said to have been designed to empower users around the world offering access to financial solutions – meaning people living...

Africa’s top startups to compete in the AfricArena Summit

Africa’s top startups to compete in the AfricArena Summit

August 27, 2019 • StartupsComments Off on Africa’s top startups to compete in the AfricArena Summit

Africa’s best startups and innovators will be participating in the AfricArena Summit, taking place on Monday, the 11th and Tuesday, the 12th of November 2019. It is here that they will showcase their products to an audience of international and local...