Tech Startup Articles in Africa

sa vc firm kalon venture partners secures r250m investment for tech startups

Kalon Ventures Partners has completed a Section 12 J capital raise with over a quarter billion Rand in assets under management. The new funds will be channeled into innovation-led SA entrepreneurs. Kalon's first fund began in 2016 and invested in 9 disruptive tech companies. The second company invested in seven of those companies. The executive and non-executive teams at Kalon Ventures have a wealth of experience in building and scaling international businesses.<b

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she loves tech calls for african female-focused startups

Applications are open for She Loves Tech , the worlds biggest startup competition for women in tech. The competition is hosting its seventh edition with prizes up to $50 000. This years focus hones in on African tech startups. Since its inception, the global non-profit organisation has committed to closing the funding gap for women entrepreneurs and building an ecosystem for technology, entrepreneurship and innovation that creates opportunities for women. Fundraising will be front a

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she loves tech inviting applications from african female-driven tech startups

She Loves Tech runs the world's largest startup competition fixated on women and technology. The international non-profit organization works to close the funding gap between women entrepreneurs and funding. By 2030, the program aspires to unlock over US$1 billion in capital to the demography. African female founders are highly encouraged to take this opportunity to showcase their innovations to a global audience and capitalize on the support they can receive from the industry's fines

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8 egypt tech startups participating at the barcelona 4yfn 2021

The 4YFN (4 Years From Now) startup event in Barcelona features hundreds of tech companies drawn from all facets of the tech industry to connect or even launch new business ventures together. Egypt's ITIDA will support 8 tech startups at the event to capitalize on the event's networking potetial and connect with top investors looking for the latest tech solutions and cuting edge founders. 4YFN will run from the 28 June to July 1. ITIDA hopes to use it's participation at the event as

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abc fund invests $1 million into high impact kenya ag-tech startup

The Agri-Business Capital Fund has invested $1 million in the form of a credit facility to Kenya agtech startup Apollo Agriculture . The funds will go into scaling its high impact agtech solution to reach more smallholder farmers unable to access commercial bank lending and microfinance solutions. Apollo Agriculture relies on machine learning and automated operations technology to access the resources required to maximize profitability. Founded by Eli Pollak, Earl St Sauver and Benja

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8 african startups unveiled as the 2021 technology pioneers by the world economic forum

The latest group of World Economic Forum "Technology Pioneers" is a blend of entrepreneurship, science, and engineering whose intent is on tackling global challenges. The 2021 cohort comprises 100 early and growth-stage companies from across the globe pioneering new innovations and technologies. The pack was selected from a cohort of budding tech companies at the frontline of their respective industries. Susan Nesbitt, the Head of the Global Innovators community at the Forum s

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kenya retail-tech marketforce makes strategic acquisition of fintech startup digiduka

MarketForce has announced the acquisition of Digiduka for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition means the entire Digiduka team joins MarketForce in a move that sees Lovell Larbie and Roy Njoka, the two co-founders join the company as the VP of Engineering and VP of Partnerships Digital Financial Services respectively. As a retail-tech, MarketForce is working towards empowering retailers by offering fintech services on its platform i.e insurance and banking. In the press release shared

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ethiopia tech startup launches travel guide application

confirmed working on the platform for a short time while gathering information from potential users and customers. On the platform, event organizers can "announce,schedule and locate their events" while making bookings through the Ethio Locate Events service . Features offered on Ethio Locate's are: a digital profile, nearby places, ratings and reviews, favorite places search, and multiple language support. The team at Ethio Locate began working on the platform on

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north african tech startup secures $20-million

Tunisia-French tech startup Expensya, an automated spend management solution for businesses has raised $20-million in its most recent fundraising campaign secured from MAIF Avenir, Silicon Badi along with ISAI and Seventure. According to reports from the tech startup, the funding secured will enable the company to accelerate its international growth and expansion. In addition, the funding will assist the fintech in achieving its goals of providing the most comprehensive payment and

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kenyan tech startup launches flagship electric motorcycle fleet

Nairobi-based electric vehicle (EV) mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) startup Mazi Mobility has officially launched its electric motorcycle service as a clean, affordable and efficient form of public transport for local commuters. Jesse Forrester, Co-Founder, and CEO at Mazi Mobility explains that the tech startup is committed to a sustainable future and that by implementing its new fleet of electric motorcycles reaffirms its commitment to the environment. Mazi is not just a

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