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Egyptian fintech Telda raises $5 million

Egyptian fintech Telda raises $5 million | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
ShareTweetShareWhatsAppEmail0 SharesTelda, an Egyptian digital banking startup for Gen Z has raised $5 million in the region’s largest pre-seed led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from Global Founders Capital and Class 5 Global.
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How EVs Could Transform the Streets of Africa

How EVs Could Transform the Streets of Africa | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
Proponents of electric vehicles and renewable energy see motorcycles as the fastest way to promote inexpensive, clean-energy transportation in Africa, where roads are often traffic-clogged and potholed.
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Nigerian startup Paystack expands to South Africa

Nigerian startup Paystack expands to South Africa | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
Paystack which powers businesses with its payment API has maintained active presence in Nigeria and Ghana and now in South Africa...
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Uganda Fintech Ensibuuko Raises $1m Funding to Drive International Expansion

Uganda Fintech Ensibuuko Raises $1m Funding to Drive International Expansion | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
The newly raised $1 million is billed to help Ensibuuko capture more of the market in Uganda as well as expand into other international markets.
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Asante Selected for the Mastercard Program

Asante Selected for the Mastercard Program | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
Nigerian-led Mauritius-based Fintech startup, Asante Financial Services has been selected to join the 6-month Mastercard Start Path program...
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Morocco's startup ecosystem is emerging as an economic force

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SA legal tech startups receive funding 

SA legal tech startups receive funding  | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
Two innovative legal tech startups,  Legal Lens and BriefCo, held by Cycad Group have received an undisclosed amount of funding from Imvelo Ventures.
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Kenya’s Kidato Raises $1.4m to Scale its online school

Kenya’s Kidato Raises $1.4m to Scale its online school | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
Kenya-based ed-tech startup for K-12 students, Kidato has secured $1.4 million in seed funding. Investors who participated in the round include Learn Start Capital, Launch ....
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Women-Only Taxi Service Suspended In Algeria

Women-Only Taxi Service Suspended In Algeria | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
The North western province of Algeria, Blida, has suspended the operations of Moov Services, the first taxi service exclusively...
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10 Green Start-Ups in Africa

10 Green Start-Ups in Africa | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
As more Western companies assume roles in building a cleaner and greener future, there are also a rising number of green start-ups in Africa that are stepping into the burgeoning 'green' economy and helping to build a more sustainable Africa.
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What can the rest of the world learn from Africa?

What can the rest of the world learn from Africa? | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
According to BCG, Africa trails other regions of the world in digital penetration, usage, and capabilities, and its companies are generally less mature.
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In businesses where customer-centricity is key (such as banking and telecoms), African players compete more effectively.  

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Vielversprechendes Potenzial von E-Commerce in Afrika

Vielversprechendes Potenzial von E-Commerce in Afrika | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
Nirgendwo schreitet die Digitalisierung schneller voran als in Afrika. Schon jetzt sind einige afrikanische Länder weiter als Europa - zum Beispiel beim bargeldlosen Bezahlen über das Smartphone. Damit entwickelt sich auch der E-Commerce immer vielversprechender.
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Take African startups will take part in Seedstars final

Take African startups will take part in Seedstars final | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
Two African tech startups - Nigeria’s Ladda and Tunisia’s Fulfilment Bridge - have been selected to take part in the grand final of the global Seedstars World competition, giving them the chance to secure US$500,000 in equity investment.
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Nigerian ethical credit startup BFREE raises $800k

Nigerian ethical credit startup BFREE raises $800k | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
Nigerian startup BFREE, which focuses on improving consumers’ financial health through a tech-enabled, credit management solution, has raised a US$800,000 seed funding round to help it scale.
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South Africa’s ‘silicon valley’ has over 450 tech firms

South Africa’s ‘silicon valley’ has over 450 tech firms | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
The ranking also awarded South Africa first place in Africa for economic potential, start-up status and business friendliness.
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Kenya’s Lami raises $1.8M to scale API insurance platform across Africa

Kenya’s Lami raises $1.8M to scale API insurance platform across Africa | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
Africa’s insurance market stands at a 3% penetration rate, per a McKinsey study in 2018 comparing six insurance regions on the continent. If the South African market is excluded, this number drops to a measly 1.12%.
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Microinsurer aYo Zambia flourishes through pandemic 

Microinsurer aYo Zambia flourishes through pandemic  | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
aYo Zambia has announced that it has passed the one-million customer mark in under a year and the growing company aims to double its market share in 2021.
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North African tech startup secures $20-million 

North African tech startup secures $20-million  | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
Tunisia-French tech startup Expensya, an automated spend management solution for businesses has raised $20-million in its most recent fundraising campaign.
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Top 10 Most Influential SA Start-Ups

Top 10 Most Influential SA Start-Ups | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
Top 10 Most Influential SA Start-Ups. The definition of influential is someone or something that has an impact on or shapes how people act or how things occur. A person who convinces others to listen and do what he suggests is an example of an influential person.
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Low insurance penetration in Africa: Tech to the rescue?

Low insurance penetration in Africa: Tech to the rescue? | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
Good day, Múyìwá here. Last week, TechCabal reported Malian insuretech startup, OKO’s $1.2m seed round.With a presence in Mali...
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Fintech In Africa – A 2021 First Quarter Observation

Fintech In Africa – A 2021 First Quarter Observation | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt and more...
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Kashat raises investment from Cairo Angels

Kashat raises investment from Cairo Angels | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
The Cairo Angels has invested in Egypt-based FinTech startup Kashat. The amount invested was not disclosed but the angel network claims...
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Crypto Ban: What the future holds for Nigeria's fintech companies

Crypto Ban: What the future holds for Nigeria's fintech companies | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
This latest clampdown on crypto creates an opportunity for innovation within the Fintech sector as innovators can explore ways to develop new crypto trading models.
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What is the future of Africa’s e-commerce?

What is the future of Africa’s e-commerce? | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
I spent two weeks in China as part of Jack Ma’s inaugural e-founders program in China.We met a lot of young people at Universities who were running e-commerce companies and making revenue that none of us had ever made...
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Nigeria-based FairMoney Launches Operation in India

Nigeria-based FairMoney Launches Operation in India | Startup Africa | Scoop.it
Nigeria-based Lendtech Startup FairMoney Launches Operation in India, Targets more Expansion ...
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