• 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...
  • Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways Commences Operation After Receiving AOC

    Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways led by Founder & CEO Babawande Afolabi to commence operations after receiving its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). On August 9th, Green Africa Airways finally received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The...
  • 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,...
  • Google Partners With Maliyo Games To Launch Game Development Program

    Maliyo Games, a Nigerian company that creates casual mobile games to share the experiences of everyday Africans with a global audience has partnered with Google to host #GameUp Bootcamp in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. Maliyo Games, a Nigerian mobile game developer has announced a partnership with Google to host #GameUp Bootcamp in...
  • Africa Tech Ecosystem: Lagos overtakes Nairobi as Africa’s top Startup City

    The Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021 Report by StartupLink indicates Lagos has overtaken Nairobi to become Africa’s top startup city. Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria has overtaken Nairobi, Kenya to become Africa’s top startup ecosystem. This is according to the Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021 which was released...
  • Pan-African Fintech Platform AppZone Secures $10m Series A Funding

    Appzone, the Pan-African fintech software announced the close of its $10mn Series A round from V8 Capital, Lateral Invest Partners & others. Led by CardinalStone Capital Advisers with participation from V8 Capital, Lateral Investment Partners, Constant Capital, and Itanna Capital Ventures, the new round will bolster investment in Appzone’s...
  • Flutterwave Partners With PayPal to Enable African Merchants Receive Payment

    African merchants will soon receive payments from anywhere in the world thanks to a new partnership between Flutterwave and PayPal Holdings Inc. Flutterwave, the African payment firm has announced it is partnering with PayPal to allow PayPal customers globally to pay African merchants through its ‘Pay with PayPal’ feature. The partnership...