• Startup Funding: Andela Announces $200M Investment Led by SoftBank.

    Andela, which helps companies hire remote technology staff, has raised $200 million in new funding led by Softbank with participation from new investor Whale Rock. A global network for remote technical talent, Andela has revealed that it has raised $200 million in Series E funding, valuing the firm at...
  • 31 African startups selected for Smart Cities Innovation Programme

    Thirty-one African digital innovation startups have been chosen to participate in the Smart Cities Innovation Programme taking place in Kigali, Rwanda. Thirty-one African tech startups have been selected to take part in the Smart Cities Innovation Programme, which will help them scale up their products and services to boost...
  • Gabon’s NPO Hires Ghana’s mPharma to Automate Its Public Health Sector.

    Gabon’s National Pharmaceutical Office (OPN) has signed a technical partnership agreement with mPharma, a renowned Ghanaian company in the public health sector. The National Pharmaceutical Office (OPN), a public purchasing center for medicines and other health products, recently placed under the management of the Gabonese Strategic Investment Fund (FGIS),...
  • Sierra Leone’s Fintech EziPaySL names Vickie Remoe as Brand Ambassador.

    Vickie Remoe has been named as the brand ambassador of EziPaySL, a money transfer app that makes it easier for Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora to send money home. Vickie Remoe, a TV host, writer, and podcaster, has been named a brand ambassador for EziPaySL, a money transfer service...
  • Nigeria’s Plentywaka Raises $1.2 million and acquires Ghana’s Stabus.

    Nigerian mobility startup, Plentywaka has raised $1.2 million in seed funding after successfully completing the Techstars Toronto Accelerator Program in July 2021. Stabus, a Ghanaian mobility startup, was also fully acquired by the startup. Isidore Kpotufe founded PlentyWaka in 2019 as a bus-hailing solution that allows commuters to book...
  • Reselr.com, a reselling platform made easy, debuts operations in Nigeria

    A social commerce platform that connects people to sell, resell and buy products or bookings, Reselr has launched its services in Nigeria. reselr.com is a new online platform that makes it easy to sell anything you have quickly and securely. From one-time individual sales to full-time sales support for businesses...
  • Eleven African Startups Selected for 2021 Y Combinator Summer Batch

    Eleven African startups have been selected for 2021 ‘s Y Combinator’s Summer Batch, with Nigeria leading the pack with four startups. An American seed funding accelerator, Y Combinator which invests $125k in selected startups in exchange for 7% equity every two years, has announced eleven African startups for the 2021...
  • Ghana’s Yemaachi Biotechnology Selected for 2021 Y Combinator Summer Cohorts

    Ghana’s Yemaachi Biotechnology which focuses on immuno-genomics, bioinformatics, and artificial intelligence selected for Y Combinator’s 2021 Summer Cohorts. American seed funding accelerator, Y Combinator which invests $125k in selected startups in exchange for 7% equity every two years, has selected Ghana’s Yemaachi Biotechnology for their 2021 Summer Batch of...
  • Moove Raises $23 Million in Series A Funding to Democratize Vehicle Ownership in Africa

    African mobility fintech startup, Moove to provide revenue-based vehicle financing, empowering individuals across Africa to own their own vehicle. Moove, an African mobility fintech, today announced that it has raised $23 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Speedinvest and Left Lane Capital, with participation from DCM,...