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Dustyn Winder

To build a successful company, start with a clearly defined problem – Dustyn Winder

When you talk about startups and investments in Africa, only a few cities come to people’s mind. Yet, with the increase in venture capital flowing to the continent, this is beginning...
Machine Intelligence

Facebook is giving AIMS $4 Million to launch an African Master’s in Machine Intelligence

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has announced the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI). This is in partnership with Facebook and Google. “Today, AIMS announces...
convertible debt

Opting for convertible debt financing? Here are some key terms you should know

Previously an article on startup jargon founders need to know as they raise funds for their company was published here. I would like to contribute to this by including below some key...
Zola Electric

Energy company Zola Electric closes $20 Million from SunFunder and others

SunFunder has announced that Zola Electric has closed $20 Million in debt financing. The energy company was formerly called Off Grid Electric. “SunFunder announced today the close of a $20 million...
Aga Sekalala

INTERVIEW: Aga Sekalala Jr is setting up an Angel/VC fund in Uganda, the first...

At the beginning of this year, I met Aga Sekalala Jr - for the very first time - at an event organized by Kampala Angel Investors Network at The Innovation Village....
Sobek Capital

VC firm Sobek Capital opens Rwandan office, to invest $10,000 to $250,000

Sean Obedih Ndiho has today announced that his VC firm, Sobek Capital, has opened its Rwandan office. "It’s official Sobek Capital is now in Rwanda," he tweeted. "We look forward to working...
EWB Ventures has also invested in Farm Drive. Photo: EWB Ventures

Learn more about the 5 tech startup investments by EWB Ventures in Africa

EWB Ventures is an arm of Engineering Without Borders established in 2013. The goal was to invest in "innovative startup businesses" across sub-Saharan Africa. EWB Ventures in Africa has so far...

CB Insights puts Q2 2018 investment in African fintechs at $63M

A report by CB Insights has pegged investment into African fintechs (VC-backed) at $63 Million for the period of second quarter 2018. According to the report , this is a record...
Solomon King Benge, the founder of FundiBots

Edtech startup, Fundi Bots, has secured additional funding

Solomon King Benge, the Founder of Fundi Bots, has announced that the edtech startup has raised more grant funding. "It gives me great joy to officially announce that Fundi Bots has...
Tony Elumelu Foundation

Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program sees a 75% jump in applicants

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program hit 151,692 applications last Friday. This was a 75% jump in applications from last year's 93,000+ applicants. The number of applicants to the program has...