• Dash, Ghanaian Fintech Startup Rraises $32.8 million in Seed Round Funding

    Dash, a Ghanaian payment platform has secured $32.8 million in an oversubscribed seed round led by various partners. A Ghanaian unified and accessible payments app, Dash has raised $32.8 million in an oversubscribed seed round headed by Insight Venture Partners, global private equity and venture capital firm based in...
  • BoG Grants Paystack Ghana Payment Services Provider (PSP) License.

    Paystack Ghana has received a new license to continue helping businesses in Ghana grow. Nigerian-based fintech, Paystack has been granted a Payment Services Provider (PSP) Enhanced license by the Bank of Ghana. The licence, the highest level in the PSP category, permits Paystack to process EMV GH-Link prepaid cards for...
  • Ghana’s Fintech Startup, Float Secures $17 Million to Provide Liquidity To African SMBs.

    According to research, 85% of African SMBs have zero access to financing, and each day, African SMBs have billions locked up in receivables due to long payment cycles. This leads to cash flow problems that cause businesses to be late on important expenses and fulfilment of new orders. Jesse Ghansah...
  • Gov’t of Ghana To Tax Mobile Money Transactions Starting Feb, 2022

    Ghanaians will soon be paying more on all electronic transactions including Mobile Money following the announcement of a new e-levy by the government. Ghana’s finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta has announced that the government intends to introduce an electronic transaction levy (e-levy) in the 2022 budget. He said this was to “widen...
  • AfCFTA Caravan Prize 2021 Winners Announced

    The AfCFTA Secretariat and its partners on the 4D, ProPer, and Caravan Initiatives, AfroChampions and the Arab Bank for Economic Development (BADEA), have announced the winners of the AfCFTA Caravan Prize. Five winners have been announced out of the 10 finalists. The 20 finalists and semi-finalists were tasked with conceiving...
  • Nigeria’s Lemonade Finance Secures $725k pre-seed Funding Round.

    Nigerian fintech startup, Lemonade Finance, has raised $725K in pre-seed funding for a project aimed at improving access to financial services for African diaspora investors. Nigerian fintech startup Lemonade Finance has secured a US$725,000 pre-seed funding round. The round was led by Y Combinator and other investors Ventures Platform,...
  • E-Naira, Africa’s First Digital Currency, Launched in Nigeria.

    Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria has launched the continent’s first digital currency, the e-Naira issued and regulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, has introduced the e-Naira, the continent’s first digital currency. They join a select group of countries around the world that have adopted the...
  • Sendbox Raises $1.8 Million to Digitize Deliveries For African SMEs.

    Sendbox, a Nigerian peer-to-peer delivery platform for social commerce, has secured $1.8m in a seed funding round to scale operations. A Nigeria-based e-commerce fulfillment platform for merchants in Africa, Sendbox has today announced the completion of a $1.8 million seed round from investors including 4DX Ventures, Enza Capital, FJLabs...
  • Cameroon’s Ejara raises $2M To Offer Crypto In Francophone Africa

    Cameroon Financial services platform Ejara has raised a seed round of $2 million led by Coinshares Ventures and Anthemis Group, the company said Thursday. Other investors include Mercy Corps Ventures, Lateral Capital, LoftyInc Capital Management and NetX Fund, and a group of angel investors including CEO of Ledger Pascal...