• 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...
  • Nigerian Startup, Gokada Appoints Nikhil Goel as New CEO

    The Nigeria-based last-mile delivery, logistics and transportation startup, Gokada has announced Nikhil Goel as its new CEO. Gokada, the Nigeria-based last-mile delivery, logistics and transportation start-up has formally unveiled Nikhil Goel as its new CEO, as it continues to evolve from a riding-hailing company to becoming the leading food...
  • Spotify Set To Launch in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and 80+ countries.

    Spotify has announced plans to launch in 85 new countries over the next few days. The 85 new markets include countries from Africa, such as Angola, Benin, Kenya, Namibia, Ghana, Rwanda, and Nigeria. To ensure usability in all of these new markets, Spotify also officially added support for 36...
  • History Is Made – Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Chosen as WTO Director-General

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) members made history today, February 15, 2021, when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the organization’s seventh Director-General. When she takes office on 1 March, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala will become the first woman and the first African to...
  • Ghanaian-Nigerian Fintech Startup BitSika hits 100, 000 Users

    The Bitsika app is a simple to use remittance platform which aims to provide quick money transfer services to users across the globe. Created mainly for Africa to help curb the high-cost monetary transactions, the app also provides remittances services to any user where a user can receive payments,...
  • Nigeria fintech Carbon hits $240M in processed payments

    Nigeria fintech startup Carbon disclosed its financials for the first time. In 2020 the company processed upwards of $241.35 million. ...
  • Nigerian Born Tope Awotona’s Calendly Raises $350M Series B

    Calendly had earlier raised around $200,000 from OpenView Venture Partners and Iconiq CapitalOpen to help users connect with their personal and business calendars to save time and simplify the tasks involved in meeting with people outside your company....