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Founders Factory, a UK corporate-backed accelerator, expands to Africa

Founders Factory, a UK-based corporate-backed accelerator announced that it has expanded to Africa. The accelerator's continental office is in Johannesburg, South Africa. "We are proud to announce the launch of our first...
Flutterwave

Flutterwave now has $20M in total funding. The CEO is stepping down

Flutterwave, a payments startup, has completed its Series A Extension round of financing. The investment came from Mastercard, CRE Ventures, Fintech Collective, 4DX Ventures, Raba Capital and more. The round brought Flutterwave's...
Parcel-it

The Daily Brief: Nigeria’s Accounteer and Parcel-IT get funding, and more

GreenTec Capital partners yesterday announced that it had invested an undisclosed amount into Nigeria's logistics startup Parcel-IT. While Microtraction also announced its latest investment into accounting startup, Accounteer. That and more...
Jeremy Jason, Andela CEO, signing an MOU with the Rwanda government in July 2018. Photo: RDB

Over a dozen African countries have reached out to us – Andela CEO

Last week, Jason Calacanis, the host of This Week in Startups Podcast and Managing Partner at Launch, interviewed  Jeremy Jason, Andela CEO. The conversation revolved around demystifying the myths about Africa....
SolarWorks

The Daily Brief: SolarWorks closed €2M in funding, and more

SolarWorks announced that it raised €2 million in venture funding while VC4A also announced the list of 8 startups that will be pitching for Series A funding at its upcoming Summit in...
BRCK TIME 50

These 6 African companies are on TIME’s 50 Most Genius List

Last week, TIME magazine released its list of the 50 most genius companies in 2018 which featured six companies in Africa. The list, according to TIME, features the businesses that are...
SolarWorks

SolarWorks raised €2M, looking to boost international expansion

SolarWorks - a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) company with operations in Mozambique - announced it had raised €2 million. The venture round was led by EDP Renovaveis SA with participation from Persistent Energy Partners. The...
Flutterwave

The Daily Brief: Flutterwave officially in Uganda, and more

Last week, Flutterwave held a meet and greet at The Innovation Village in Kampala. The company announced that businesses in Uganda could receive and make payments from anywhere. That and more...
Yunga Innovating Justice Challenge

Yunga wins the HiiL 2018 Innovating Justice Challenge for Kampala

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency at the Swedish Embassy in Uganda are executing a 3-year programme between 2017 -2019...
Africa's talking incubator for software engineers

Africa’s Talking is working on an incubator for software engineers

Africa's Talking, a pan-African API platform, is working on an entrepreneur in residence incubator for software engineers under its AT Labs arm. This was revealed by Graham Muhanga, who is leading...