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Ejara Investment and Savings App Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

 Ejara, the Cameroon-based investment and savings app, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. This was announced in a press release early this morning….

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A Quick Round up of Africa Fundraising 21/01/22

By: Mathew Marsden African start-ups keep making hitting remarkable records with 8 phenomenal rounds across the continent this past week – with a MEGA series D out of Nigeria! But first, fascinating…

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Silvr raises €130M in Series A to support the growth of digital companies

By: Natalie Nkembuh   Silvr’s recent €130M in Series A raise was done with the participation of key investors XAnge, Otium Capital, Bpifrance Digital Venture, Eurazeo, ISAI and business angels Alexandre Prot and Steve Anavi (co-founders of Qonto), Raphaël Vullierme (co-founder of Luko), Louis Chatriot (co-founder…

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Making a difference. How Senegal became a start-up nation

  By: David Van Dijk Startup funding in Senegal has been making the headlines lately. And for the right reasons. With $222m raised in 2021, the country ranks 5 on the continent,…

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Unicorns Vs Impact: do Unicorns really have their place?

  Over the past weeks, several Africa-centric “Funding Reports” have been released detailing the activity of continental investors in 2021 and early 2022. While fundraising totals may differ, all agree on which…

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Africa Fundraising Roundup January 7th 2022

  By Mathew Marsden 11 exciting rounds across the continent this week – 5 out of Nigeria and 3 from Kenya. Several Africa-centric “Funding Reports” have been released in recent weeks, detailing…

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What’s going on in the African startup, tech and investment ecosystem

  By: Anthony William Catt Here are a few announcements, opportunities & resources worth checking out #14 SPOTLIGHT Is African TV & Movie content about to take centre stage? Global streamers like…

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USD 1 billion raised for “Truth Social,” Donald Trump’s social media platform

The subscription agreements to raise about $1 billion from a group of undisclosed investors was announced by Trump Media & Technology Group and Digital World Acquisition Corp. run by Patrick Orlando on…

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Rwanda: Concrete steps towards the adoption of a Startup Act

An action that follows in the footsteps of Tunisia and most recently Senegal (both of which have adopted similar legislation). The Rwandan government has called upon Innovation for Policy Foundation (i4Policy); the…

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Way Forward for the AFCFTA Post COVID-19

By Natalie Nkembuh “The first thing I would do is put a succession plan in place to remove all of  the elderly executives who are in charge of the African Free Trade…

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