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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...

Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M

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Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the...

DHL expands Africa eShop online retail app to 34 countries

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DHL  has expanded its DHL Africa eShop business to 13 additional markets, upping the presence of the global shipping company’s e-commerce platform to 34...

Accion Venture Lab launches $23M inclusive fintech startup fund

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Accion Venture Lab—the seed-stage investment arm of non-profit Accion—has raised $23 million for a new inclusive fintech startup fund. The Accion Venture Lab Limited Partnership,...

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $30M backed by Goldman Sachs

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Nigerian freight logistics startup Kobo360 has raised a $20 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs and $10 million in working capital financing...

Canal+ acquires Nollywood studio ROK from IROKOtv to grow African film

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French television company Canal+ has acquired the ROK film studio from VOD company IROKOtv for an undisclosed amount. Founded by Jason Njoku in 2010—and backed...

MAX.ng raises $7M round backed by Yamaha and pilots EVs in...

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Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng has raised a $7 million funding round led by Novastar Ventures, with participation of Japanese manufacturer Yamaha. Based in Lagos,...

Partnering with Visa, emerging market lender Branch International raises $170 million

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The San Francisco-based startup Branch International, which makes small personal loans in emerging markets, has raised $170 million and announced a partnership with Visa to...

Nigerian data analytics company Terragon acquires Asian mobile ad firm Bizense

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Nigerian consumer data analytics firm Terragon Group has acquired Asian mobile marketing company Bizense in a cash and stock deal. Based in Singapore, with operations in India and Indonesia, Bizense...

Africa Roundup: Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in...

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Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla Liquid Telecom goes long on Africa’s startups...