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MARA raises $23M from Coinbase Ventures and FTX to build Africa’s portal to the crypto economy

The use of cryptocurrency in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly among its young people, cannot be overstated. Data from blockchain...

Identitypass, an identity verification API for Africa, raises $2.8M seed funding

Mobile penetration in Africa is growing impressively at about 46% as more people come online for the very first time....

Egypt’s Mylerz raises $9.6M for its e-commerce fulfillment service, eyes Africa-wide growth

Mylerz, a Cairo-based e-commerce fulfillment startup, plans to enter three new markets in North Africa and expand across...

Manara gets $3M to grow tech talent pool in the Middle East and North Africa

Edtech startup Manara has raised $3 million in pre-seed funding for its cohort-based training ­­platform geared toward growing the tech-talent...

Bboxx reportedly acquires Ghana’s PEG Africa for $200 million

Bboxx, a London-headquartered cleantech startup that provides clean energy in Africa, has reportedly acquired PEG Africa, another cleantech...

Zenda gets $9.4M to streamline school fee payment and management

Zenda, a UAE-based startup looking to change how parents pay school bills, and the way educational institutions manage...

Nigeria’s Etap gets $1.5M pre-seed to make buying car insurance easier

Only 21% of the 12 million registered vehicles on Nigerian roads have genuine motor insurance, as the rest...

Zambian card-issuing startup Union54 raises $12M led by Tiger Global

Zambian card-issuing fintech Union54 has raised $12 million in a seed extension round led by Tiger Global. Other participating investors...

alGROWithm is building Africa’s first growth talent accelerator

alGROWithm, a Nigeria-based growth agency is building Africa’s first growth talent accelerator. The Growth Talent Accelerator Programme (GTAP)...

Bitsika wants you to socialise while spending your money

Companies around the world are building products where social engagement flows seamlessly with the product’s main functionality....

OkHi gets $1.5M seed extension to scale its smart address verification service across Africa

It can be challenging to prove or navigate addresses in Africa due to poor addressing infrastructure. And for some...

Stax gets $2.2M for its app that lets Africans make transactions via automated USSD codes

Stax, a startup that allows Africans to buy airtime, send and request money, and transfer funds between accounts...
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Egyptian B2B e-commerce platform Cartona raises $12M to scale and explore new verticals

Startups that solve the supply-chain and operational challenges of players in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry —...

The Fashion Kingdom, an Egyptian fashion e-commerce startup, raises $2.6M in seed funding

Image Credits: The Fashion Kingdom The Fashion Kingdom (TFK), an Egyptian e-commerce marketplace for fashion, beauty and...

Nigeria’s Kwik launches e-commerce solution for African businesses

Kwik, a Nigerian startup known for its on-demand B2B logistics service, has entered the growing e-commerce market in Africa...

MAX partners with Yamaha to expand operations across the continent

Following their recent milestone of 100 million kilometres, Max has announced a partnership with Yamaha’s Nigerian subsidiary,...