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Sokowatch raises $14M to digitize Africa’s informal B2B supply-chain

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Kenya based B2B e-commerce startup Sokowatch has raised $14 million in Series A funding toward its mission of revamping supply-chain markets for Africa’s informal...

These specialized Africa VC funds are welcoming co-investors

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For global venture capitalists still on the fence about entering Africa, a first move could be co-investing with a proven fund that’s already working...

African crowdsolving startup Zindi scales 10,000 data scientists

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Cape Town based startup Zindi has registered 10,000 data-scientists on its platform that uses AI and machine learning to crowdsolve complex problems in Africa. Founded...

TLcom Capital closes $71M Africa fund with plans to back 12...

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VC firm TLcom Capital has closed its Tide Africa Fund at $71 million with plans to make up to 12 startup investments over the...

Nigeria is becoming Africa’s unofficial tech capital

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Africa has one of the world’s fastest growing tech markets and Nigeria is becoming its unofficial capital. While the West African nation is commonly associated...

Jiji raises $21M for its Africa online classifieds business

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Pan-African digital classifieds company Jiji has raised $21 million in Series C and C-1 financing from six investors, led by Knuru Capital. The Nigeria based...

Samasource raises $14.8M for global AI data biz driven from Africa

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AI training data provider Samasource has raised a $14.8 million Series A funding round led by Ridge Ventures. The San Francisco headquartered company delivers Fortune...

Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay gains $120M from Chinese investors

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Africa focused fintech startup OPay has raised a $120 million Series B round backed by Chinese investors. Located in Lagos and founded by consumer internet...

Solar based ISP startup Tizeti launches 4G LTE network in Nigeria

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Nigerian internet service provider Tizeti has launched its first 4G LTE network. The Y-Combinator backed startup — that uses solar powered towers to deliver net...

Naspers Foundry is open for South African startup pitches, CEO says

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Naspers’ 1.4 billion rand (≈$100 million) VC fund to support South African startups — Naspers Foundry — is accepting pitches, after making its first...