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 in today's brief.

GreenTec invests into Nigerian Logistics solution Parcel IT

According to GreenTec Capital, Parcel IT has developed an on-demand logistics service aimed at targeting the more than 20,000 daily delivery requests around Lagos, Nigeria representing a US $13 Billion annual market. Full details here.

Kenya to host International Open Data Conference in 2020

Kenya is set to host the sixth International Open Data Conference (IODC) which will be held in Nairobi in 2020 — the first time the gathering will take place in Africa. Kenya’s bid to host the conference — which is a bi-annual premier gathering of key stakeholders of open data from government, civil society, academia, and innovators, among others — was announced last month during the closing ceremony of the fifth IODC. Full details on Ventureburn.

Habitat for Humanity, Pangea launch a $50,000 ShelterTech 2018 accelerator program in Kenya

Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, BDO East Africa, and Pangea have launched the ShelterTech 2018 program in Kenya. This is to provide support to 30 startups working in the area of energy, water, and general housing construction technology and will work to grow their businesses, connect with mentors and advisors, and gain exposure to investors. Full story on TechMoran.

Microtraction invests in Accounteer

Today, Microtraction announced its investment into Accounteer, an online accounting software for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Just like Microtraction's previous investments, the amount or any further details of the deal were divulged. Get the details here.

Ethiopia to ease visa requirements for African travelers soon

According to the Ethiopian president, the horn of Africa country is set to start granting Visa on arrival for African travelers. This is a great move and will save time and money for many startups that are looking to expand to the country. Full details on Xinhua Net.

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. During the interview, Jeremy revealed that close to a dozen African countries have approached Andela, especially in the past year. Full details on Digest Africa.

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