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SA’s ‘Startup Act’ – Here’s What President Ramaphosa Had to Say

This week, the Presidential Office held a special meeting with individuals from various organisations that are invested in the growth and support of local entrepreneurs and businesses to discuss what is needed to eliminate the red tape obstructing the...

Africa’s 5 Unicorn Startups – Which Has the Highest Valuation?

Recently, global engineering talent outsourcer Andela reached the highly exalted status as a unicorn startup - a startup with a valuation of $1-billion or more. Andela joins an exceedingly exclusive group as one of Africa's 5 startup unicorns currently...

Nigeria’s Andela Achieves $1.5-Billion Valuation in Latest Series E Round

Andela, a global engineering talent outsourcing company launched in Nigeria in 2014 has secured a $200-million investment during a Series E funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, the venture capital arm of Japanese mega-corp SoftBank. This latest funding...

The Top African Regions Set to Become Startup and Investment Hubs

On the back of Cape Town being recognised as the tech capital of Africa, topping international rankings for foreign direct investment strategy, Ian Lessem, Managing Partner at HAVAÍC – investors in early-stage, high-growth technology businesses – says several other...

Biotech Startup Rolls Out Mobile Lab to Boost COVID-19 Testing in Nigeria

Biotech company 54Gene has increased Nigeria's laboratory testing capacity for COVID-19 with a mobile laboratory in Ogun, a state in the South-West of the country. In addition to its DNA biobank lab in Lagos, the number of molecular laboratories in...

Nigerian Startup Creates 100-Million Naira COVID-19 Payout Fund

Africa focused payment startup PalmPay has waived transfer fees in Nigeria and is offering direct payouts to customers who have contracted COVID-19 in the country, according to Tech Crunch. Launched in 2019, and backed by Chinese mobile-phone manufacturer Transsion, PalmPay...

Nigeria to Use HIV Test Equipment to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will begin repurposing equipment designed for HIV and tuberculosis tests to accelerate COVID-19 testing, reports Tech Cabal. This is according to Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the NCDC, who relayed the information on an...

Nigerian Government to Support Struggling Startups

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) wants to provide an exemption for startups providing essential services during the lockdown in Nigeria, writes Tech Cabal. In keeping with this, the agency created an online form on 5 April to identify...

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...

5 Nigerian startups take on 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is set to be held between 23 & 28 August 2015. The bootcamp will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and will host 5 startups hailing from Nigeria. According to MITx, 50 candidates were selected from...
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Elevate Your Mobile Experience with AI-Powered Self-Service

Piceasoft has expanded its Picea® Online mobile circularity platform with AI-supported self-service device diagnostics and troubleshooting capabilities. Currently piloting these new...
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