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Disrupt Africa Partners with SA SME Fund & Nedbank CIB

Disrupt Africa, a startup-focused research company, has partnered with SA SME Fund and Nedbank CIB to launch a research publication on the South African startup ecosystem. Since launching its research arm in 2016, Disrupt Africa has built up a significant...

4 Fresh Venture Capital Trends Shaping New African Investments

With the second half of 2021 approaches and COVID-19 vaccinations roll out across the globe, albeit at varying rates, Ian Lessem, Managing Partner at HAVAIC, investors in early-stage, high-growth technology businesses, considers the trends making an impact on the...

These Guidebooks Profile Africa’s Most Important Startups

New guidebooks are being released this year that profile some of Africa's most innovative and impactful startups. Covering start-ups in Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa, Egypt, and Kenya. These startup guide books shine a spotlight on companies tackling overarching...

African Tech Startups reach $491 million in Funding

2019 was the best year yet for investment into the African tech startup space, with 311 companies banking a combined US$491.6 million - according to the annual African Tech Startups Funding Report 2019 released by Disrupt Africa. The report, which...

South African tech startup aims to go national by end of 2019

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 app, small...

Naspers invests in South African tech start-up, SweepSouth

On Thursday, 20 June 2019, Naspers Foundry announced its first deal, with a $2.4 million investment in South African tech startup, SweepSouth. The startup is an online cleaning services platform that connects clients to trusted and reliable domestic cleaners. The...

‘There is more funding available now for African startups’ – Aaron Fu, MD Of MEST

Now in its 10th year investing in tech entrepreneurs in Africa, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School Technology (MEST) held their third MEST Africa Summit, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa, June 18-20. Formerly the Africa Tech Summit, this year’s event...

African startups raised funding of USD 185.7m in 2015

According to the Disrupt Africa's African Tech Startups Funding Report for 2015, 125 tech startups raised funding in 2015 around the African continent, to the tune of US$185,785,500. South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya proved investors’ favoured destinations in 2015; with...
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Digital Precinct Celebrates 4th Cohort Graduation

Samsung is pleased to announce the graduation of the 4th cohort from its Advanced Industry Experience Programme, conducted in...
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