The Tech African Women (TAW) programme has officially launched in the hopes of providing support and acceleration to women-owned African tech startups, taking their businesses from the idea stage into real-world operations. TAW is spearheaded by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in partnership with Betacube and invites...
Kleva Bucks, a tech startup founded by Lucky Kgwadi, a 31-year-old tech entrepreneur and Innovator, has launched a virtual community parliament for South Africans. The platform is called Community Assembly, the virtual community parliament that consists of local ward councilors, community leaders, and the general community. Kgwadi says the project was...
Cape Town-based startup Root, which builds infrastructure for the digital insurance economy, is partnering with one of Africa's top startups Andela, a global network for remote technologists founded in Nigeria, and financial services company Momentum Health Solutions, to offer healthcare options to Andela’s talent network. Director of talent partnerships at...
New research for blockchain-based mobile network operator World Mobile shows that African business leaders are forecasting a surge in spending on tech start-ups as foreign direct investment and improved internet connectivity help establish the continent as a tech superpower. The research was conducted by independent digital research and marketing company...
SA’s finest tech startups which were founded during the pandemic went head to head at a virtual demo day on Thursday where they had just 10 minutes each to convince a panel of judges that they should remain part of the next phase of the AlphaCode Incubate programme. Five of...
This week on IT News Africa’s Digital Innovation Podcast, Luis Monzon interviews Wiza Jalakasi, VP of Global DevRel of Chipper Cash, an African-founded, US-based fintech startup that specialises on cross-border payment facilitations. Chipper currently has an over $2-billion valuation and is considered a unicorn startup the world over. Its fintech...
South African edutech startup FoondaMate, that offers a chat-based, AI-powered studying platform has announced that it has raised $2-million during a round of seed funding. 'FoondaMate' takes its name from the isiZulu word for study (funda) and the English slang for friend. The round was led by LocalGlobe and joined by...
Securing meaningful, sustainable growth in Africa requires a precise skillset with an airtight strategy, the right product fit with a tailored understanding of the market, and crucially, forward-looking leadership. On the back of two high profile customer wins in the financial services sector, Marilyn Moodley, Country Leader for South Africa...
ETAP, a Nigerian insurtech startup has announced today the securing of $1.5-million in pre-seed funding, which according to the company, will be used to grow its team and drive the adoption of its car insurance options across Africa. Starting in Nigeria, the new funding will support the roll-out of ETAP’s...
Cape Town, South Africa-based Pranary Business School has managed to help entrepreneurs and startups raise over $1.5 million in investments and has engaged with 50,000 entrepreneurs from 50 different countries since it launched in 2020 through online mentoring. The business school helps entrepreneurs launch businesses and existing businesses to find...
4th Industrial Revolution Incubator, a South Africa based platform for SMMEs, will showcase its solutions at the fifth edition Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA2022). The event will tackle transformational IoT trends and explore the benefits of IoT in key industries. IOTFA 2022 will see over 600 delegates and 30 speakers made up of thought leaders, visionaries,...
Some of the most successful companies today began their journey as startups. They usually start with a brilliant idea or a new technology that promises to solve a problem to rethink the way we do business. The African region is no stranger to startups, where reports suggest that African startups...
Starting a company is no easy feat. It takes hard work, dedication, and perseverance to get a business off the ground. But in today’s world, there are a number of tools and technologies that make it easier than ever before to start a company. You will have to consider...
Google today announced the participants in Google for Startups Accelerator Africa Class 7. The selected startups are developing solutions in areas such as healthcare, education, fleet management, logistics automation, and recruiting. This seventh class includes 15 tech startups from seven African countries, with Cote D’Ivoire joining for the first time....
Flapmax announced today the twelve companies selected for the first cohort of the FAST startup accelerator, created to help strengthen and scale Africa’s digital ecosystem in partnership with US tech titan Microsoft. Flapmax’s twelve-week startup accelerator begins March 21st. The diverse class of entrepreneurs come from 6 different countries, serve...
Fonbnk, a US-based company that leverages the widespread penetration of billions of prepaid mobile SIM cards to enable interoperability between the Web3 internet and traditional fiat-based monetary systems, announced on Tuesday the closing of a $3.5 million seed round. Fonbnk allows anyone in Africa and other emerging markets that use...
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