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African Fintech Funding Forecast to Double in Just 3 Years

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...

Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. MTN's former CEO prepares to launch a new venture, Safaricom and Visa launch a new partnership, is Bitcoin ready to...

Nigerian Unicorn OPay Signs Deal with Mastercard

Mastercard and Nigeria-based fintech unicorn OPay today announced a strategic partnership to extend the service's offerings across more of the Middle East and Africa. The collaboration enables OPay consumers and merchants in the region - including Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria,...

Nigerian Insurtech Startup Secures $1.5-Million Pre-Seed Funding

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...

Google Chooses 15 New Startups for its Startups Accelerator Africa

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...

Horizon – A Unique Mobile Payment Innovation Seeking to Foster Financial Inclusion

The Austrian start-up dedicated to mobile payments, Vienna Payment Solutions – vipaso – has launched a new end-to-end independent mobile payment innovation to facilitate mobile money payments in Africa and across the world. Known as Horizon, vipaso’s state-of-the-art system is...

West & Central African App Platform Gozem Raises $5-Million in Series A Round

Gozem, a leading multi-vertical super app platform in West & Central Africa, announced today the closing of a $5 million Series A round raised from corporate and institutional investors spread across four continents with specialities in healthtech, fintech, and...

South Africa’s e4 Looks Across the Pond for International Expansion

After 21 successful years in the South African PropTech industry, digitalisation specialist e4 is expanding into European markets. Having recently launched a new group in the UK, a long-standing executive director from South Africa, Simon Slater, has relocated to the...

Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. Internet to all SA homes by 2024, two massive digital skills drives, and a Kenyan startup that hopes to add...

Safetech AURA Raises $4.7-Million in Huge Series A Funding Round

AURA, a leading African-based security and medical response marketplace, has secured $4.7-million (R62 million) in a Series A funding round, which was led by South Africa's MultiChoice Group (MCG), KLT Holdings and Buffet Investments. This latest round positions AURA favourably...
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