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Mines funding

The Funding Brief: Mines secures a $13 million Series A, and more

Here's a brief look at the week's deals as they have happened across the continent. Mines secures a $13 million Series A fund from The Rise Fund. Mines, a credit-as-a-service digital platform...
Kwese-iflix

The Daily Brief: Kwese-iflix Now has over a million active customers, and more

Here are the top five stories of what has happened across the continent 1. Regulators in Africa Adopt ‘Wait & See’ Approach with Cryptocurrencies – Ecobank Report The report indicates that while most...
SafeBoda

The Daily Brief: SafeBoda is setting up an office in Barcelona, and more

Here's a brief look at the day's activity as it has happened across the continent 1. Winners of 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge announced Fifteen teams comprising 32 African social entrepreneurs have been...
ridesafe

The Daily Brief: Kenya’s RideSafe to Receive $140,000 in funding, and more news

Here’s a brief look at the day’s activity as it has happened across the continent. Facebook holds back planned investments following Uganda’s OTT tax imposition Social media giant Facebook has warned that...
African Countries

Becoming a magnet for manufacturing — How African countries can move beyond just sales and marketing

I will always remember our discussion of Intel Corporation’s decision to open its semiconductor plant in Costa Rica in 1996 as an eager MBA student at Thunderbird School of Global Management...
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...
Hillary Miller-Wise, Founder and CEO of Tulaa

Kenya’s Tulaa announces $627,000 seed round from AHL Venture Partners

Tulaa - a credit platform for smallholder farmers - has announced that it recently closed a seed round of $627,000. "Tulaa, a platform for smallholder farmers to access inputs, credit and markets...
Gebeya

UPDATED: Gebeya acquires Coders4Africa to fuel its expansion across Africa

Gebeya, a software developer marketplace, yesterday announced its acquisition of Coders4Africa. A network of software and app developers. "Gebeya Inc. (Gebeya) is excited to announce that it has acquired CODERS4AFRICA Inc. (C4A),"...
Ahmad Mokhles Liquid Telecom Group

Liquid telecom Group appoints Group Chief Operating Officer

Liquid Telecom Group has today announced that they have appointed Ahmad Mokhles as the Group Chief Operating Officer. "Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that Ahmad Mokhles has been appointed...
HydroIQ

Kenya’s HydroIQ crowned Startup of the year 2018

On January 25, 2018, Startup.Info crowned HydroIQ as the Startup of the Year Africa 2018. This was when the startup magazine was announcing the winners of the competition after the Awards ceremony...