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Johannesburg-based tech startup has launched Sendoff , a full-service funeral app that provides a service that assists users in managing and arranging funerals. In a press statement, Zolani Matebese, CEO of Sendoff explains that the app aims to assist those with have lost a loved one or friend in the process of funerals. The existing way that people arrange funerals is broken. We dont like to talk or even think about death. But what do you actually do when someone dies?
Two innovative legal tech startups, Legal Lens and BriefCo , held by Cycad Group have received an undisclosed amount of funding from Imvelo Ventures, a local venture capital firm founded by Capitec Bank and Empowerment Capital Investment Partners. Anton Baumann, executive director at Empowerment Capital and Imvelo Ventures points out the types of startups that the VC invests in. Were looking for South African businesses developing unique tech solutions for South African
West African tech startup Gozem has announced the launch of 'Super App' taxi booking service in Libreville, Gabon. Cecilia Kouna, Deputy Country Manager of Gozem Gabon comments on the launch of the service in Libreville. "Were very excited to start our operations in Gabon with a simplified, safer, and more convenient taxi booking solution. Were confident that this innovation will create real value for passengers and drivers in the Gabonese market. And very soon afterwar
Cte DIvoire -based eCommerce tech startup Afrikrea has launched an all-in-one SaaS solution to provide a seamless eCommerce, payments, and global shipping online service for thousands of micro retailers and businesses in Africa. Titled ANKA , which means 'Ours' in Bambara and Djoula, the platform aims to empower micro retailers in Africa to have their products distributed across the globe and increase their overall revenue and sales output. This innovative platform will function as
Europcar , a global car rental company has partnered with SA car tech startup FlexClub to be a part of its innovative rent-to-buy car subscription model. The partnership will enable Europcar to enter the car subscription space in South Africa and offer a fully digital service where locals can purchase vehicles with the Drive Now, Buy Later model. Tinashe Ruzane, CEO and co-founder of FlexClub comments on the partnership established with Europcar and what it means for th
Johannesburg-based tech startup Sendmarc has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Kalon Venture Partners, a South African venture capital fund. Clive Butkow, CEO of Kalon Venture Partners attributes the investment made into Sendmarc to its exceptional business model and offering created. Kalons strategy is to invest in the best teams building innovative scalable technology, the Sendmarc team tick all of these boxes, they continue to show exceptional leadership
Nairobi-based fintech startup Tanda has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Cape Town-based venture capital (VC) company HAVAC , Zedcrest Capital, DFS Lab, Victor Asemota, and three other investors. According to reports from the fintech, the funding will be used to expand its operations across Kenya. In addition, Tanda has secured strategic partnerships with Mastercard and Interswitch, both of which will assist in the fintech's growth. Rob Heath, Partner at HA
Based in Lagos, Pricepally , an innovative eCommerce platform, and digital food cooperative, has secured an undisclosed six-figure amount of funding in a pre-seed investment round led by VC Samuaria Incubate, an Asia-based VC, and Launch Africa Ventures, a leading Africa early-stage VC fund. Rena Yoneyama, Managing Partner at Managing Partner at Samurai Incubate provides insight into why the VC has decided to financially back the innovative African tech startup. "We are
Johannesburg-based tech startup It'sOk has created a cutting-edge emotional intelligence app that is designed specifically for a school environment. The tech startup has combined the power of technology with a holistic approach to promoting emotional awareness and intelligence among young students in South Africa. In an exclusive interview with Ventureburn, Cody Gordon, co-founder, and CEO of It'sOk provides insight into the aims of the tech startup. "It'sOk aims? ?to?