The Daily brief: Nigerian startups raised $117M in the first 3Qs, and more

According to the reports released by media company, Techpoint, Nigerian startups have raised at least $117 million in funding in the past three quarters. However, note that they include Cellulant's $47.5 million which we think should be put under Kenya. That and more in today's brief.

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Nigerian startups raised at least $117M in the first 3 quarters of 2018

Techpoint has published its Nigerian startup funding report for Q3 2018. The report indicates that Nigerian startups raised around $35.5 million in funding in Q3, which is less than 50% of the amount raised in Q2. But, the figure brings the total amount of funding in the first three quarters of 2018 to at least $117 million according to the previous reports by Techpoint. Full details on Digest Africa.

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