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The Funding Brief: Sisu Global raises $1.2M to expand to Africa, and more

From MEST's $700,000 planned investment in 7 startups to SnapChat's $150,000 investment in South Africa's Hashtag Our Stories, here's all the funding activity for the week. 1. Investec, Crossfin concludes Series-A round...
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Safeboda launched academy to professionalize boda bodas

Yesterday , Uganda's ride-hailing startup, SafeBoda launched their training academy to professionalize boda bodas. "SafeBoda has a new training center in Kyebando, Kampala," wrote the startup. Dr. Kasima Stephen (AIGP), the...
GSMA Intelligence Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa to hit 634 Million unique mobile subscribers by 2025

According to GSMA Intelligence's latest 'Global Mobile Trends' report  released this month, sub-Saharan Africa - SSA- will hit 634 million unique mobile subscribers by 2025. This will represent a 52% penetration...
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Taxido is the latest to join Africa’s ride-hailing space

Taxido is the latest ride-hailing startup to join the African market. That is according to the conversation I have heard with the team. The startup kick-started operations on September 1, 2018,...
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Blockbank, a blockchain bank, purchases stake in Kenya’s Spire bank

Blockbank, a blockchain bank, has today announced that it bought a stake in Kenya's Spire bank. After the purchase, both will go ahead to partner on several services. "Blockbank purchase stake in...
Elkrem

Egypt blockchain startup Elkrem closes $75k from ConsenSys Ventures

Elkrem, a Cairo-based blockchain startup has closed a $75,000 round. The investment came from Tachyon, an accelerator by Consensys Ventures. The investment follows Elkrem being admitted into Tachyon accelerator program, together with...
Careem

Uber’s middle East fierce rival, Careem, has entered Sudan

Careem, Uber's fierce rival in the Middle East, has entered the Sudanese according to Reuters. The company has so far hired 10 employees and already signed up 'thousands' of drivers to...
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7 YC videos every early-stage startup founder must watch

Y Combinator's president, Sam Altman - in his startup playbook - breaks down what it takes a startup founder to build a successful startup. This stretches from the product, team, to...
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Here is the 8 YC alumni from Africa with at least $1M in follow-on...

In 2015, YC started admitting startups in Africa into their batches - both winter and summer. This number has grown in with time. According to our count, there are at least...
Paga

Nigeria’s Paga closes a $10M Series B(2), looking at global expansion

Paga, a Nigeria based mobile payment company, has announced a $10 million Series B2. The announcement was made by Tayo Oviosu, the company's founder and CEO, to TechCrunch at the Disrupt...