• Zazu

    Digital-Only Bank Startup, Zazu has Raised £200,000 From Seedrs.

    Zazu raises £200,000 through crowdfunding platform Seedrs to launch a digital-only bank in Africa Zazu, which began at the Ignite Accelerator as an e-commerce platform for farmers has raised over £200,000 for a 7.51% equity at a pre-money valuation of £2.5m to build a digital-only bank in Africa, bringing financial inclusion to millions. Co-founded by Perseus Mlambo –...
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    Fintech: Ghana’s Bloom Impact Raises Funding From Engineers Without Borders

    Ghanaian financial technology startup, Bloom Impact raises funding from Engineers Without Borders to scale its operations. Ghanaian fintech startup, Bloom Impact has raised funding from Canada’s Engineers Without Borders Ventures to help scale up its operations and give more people access to financial services in Africa. Bloom Impact co-founded...
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    Ecobank launches mVisa across 33 African Countries

    Ecobank partners Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions in sub-Saharan Africa Pan-African banking conglomerate, Ecobank has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers. The strategic tie-up signals inter-operability on a cross border level – and potentially huge gains – as it...
  • Better Than Cash

    New UN Report Reveals Momentum for Digital Payments in Ghana

    UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance released a report documenting the country’s progress in creating an economy where everyone can pay and get paid digitally. At an event bringing together key government and business players, the Ghana’s Ministry of Finance and the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance released a  report documenting the country’s progress in...
  • Youtap Cloud

    Youtap launches mobile money payment platform as a cloud-based service

    Kenyan startup, Youtap Cloud enables real-time transaction processing for contactless mobile money and bank wallet payments.  Youtap – a mobile technology startup from Nairobi, Kenya has launched Youtap Cloud, a payment processing platform delivered as a cloud service for mobile money and payment providers in developing markets. Youtap Cloud...
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    Flutterwave Raises $10 million in Series A Funding Round

    Flutterwave Raises $10 million in Series A Funding Round from Greycroft Partners and Green Visor Greycroft Partners and Green Visor have led a Series A funding round of over $10 million in Flutterwave. They will be investing alongside existing investors like Y Combinator and new investors like Glynn Capital. Flutterwave,...
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    Guest Post: Africa is the next frontier for Venture Capitalists

    Head of MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship in Boston, Ali Diallo shares on Africa being the next frontier for Venture Capitalists. According to Clarium Capital founder Peter Thiel, entrepreneurs should look for secrets where no one is looking and turn them into business opportunities. Thiel says it...
  • 20 African Startups Shortlisted for Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2017

    Ecobank Announces 20 Finalists For Their Fintech Challenge 2017 For African Technology Startups Launched in January 2017 Ecobank – the leading independent pan-African banking group, has announced the finalists in the ‘Ecobank Fintech Challenge,’ a competition for African technology start-ups launched in January 2017. The list includes 20 innovators...
  • Kenya Launches First Mobile-only Government bond Platform – M-Akiba

    Kenya has launched its first government bond to be offered exclusively through mobile phones this week, taking advantage of the country’s booming mobile money market, CNBC reports. The platform, M-Akiba will also rapidly increase transaction time, with trades that previously took an average of two days made instantly via...