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Nigeria’s Paystack closes $8 million Series A from Tencent, Stripe, VISA & YC

Paystack, a Nigerian payments startup, has announced an $8 million series A it raised from a couple of new and existing investors. This is according to reports by TechCrunch. The funding has...
Temenos and Venture Lab

AUC’s Venture Lab has partnered with Temenos to “strengthen fintech in Cairo”

The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo and Temenos, a banking software company, have partnered to "strengthen fintech in Cairo". "AUC Venture Lab and Temenos have announced their intention to...
Ant Financial

China’s Ant Financial is slowly but seriously entering Africa’s payments space

Ant Finacial, formerly known as Alipay and an affiliate of Alibaba Group, is slowly but seriously entering the African payments space. This conclusion can be reached by looking at the payments...
Kevin Lubega was named among Forbes Under 30 Africa for the year 2018. Photo: Kevin Lubega

We’re grossing over $50 Million annually with Ezeemoney – Kevin Lubega

2018 has been a wonderful year for Kevin Lubega, the Group General Manager at Ezeemoney. Not only was he named among the Forbes Under 30 for Africa, he was selected among...
Chipper Cash

Chipper cash wants to do to money what WhatsApp did to texting

Moving money across Africa is still a challenge that not even mobile money has been able to solve. Where it has attempted to, the costs have been ridiculous. And yet this...
Flutterwave webuycars funding

Flutterwave expands to Uganda making it their fourth African market

Last week, payments technology startup - Flutterwave - finalized its expansion to Uganda. It had a team in Uganda that was carrying out the integration with the local payments service providers...
Judges and participants in the Visa Everywhere Initiative Sub-Saharan Africa. Photo: Visa South Africa

Kenya’s Mookh emerges overall winner of the Visa Everywhere Initiative

Kenya's Mookh has emerged the winner of the Visa Everywhere Initiative Sub-Saharan edition. This was out of the dozen startups from across the continent that made it to the finals. The competition...
Stone Atwine

Stone Atwine talks about Eversend and the intra-Africa money remittance problem

Stone Atwine is among the few people that kick-started Uganda’s technology scene. In his entrepreneurial life, he has worked on several ventures though with a soft spot for financial technology solutions....
The eSACCO team also developed a Stellar Lumens ATM

Uganda’s eSACCO wants to drive financial inclusion through social banking

A 2016 study revealed that only 40% of Ugandans are financially included. The World Bank also points out that “up to 60% of adult Ugandans still keep their savings at home...
mcash

mcash to handle agency banking for Uganda’s leading two banks

Ugandan banks have been looking for a way to cut costs and scale as fast and deep as possible, just like mobile money. Luckily enough, they found this in Agency banking...