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VC is growing in Africa, but sector still hobbled by lack of follow-on and seed funding
Ten years ago when Cape Town venture capitalist Justin Stanford and entrepreneur Vinny Lingham launched Cape Town’s startup ...
Egypt’s RiseUp acquires tech publication MenaBytes
RiseUp, a Cairo-based platform that connects startups to resources, has acquired Middle East and North Africa (MENA) focused ...
Grand prize of €100k up for grabs in Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge
Do you have a deep tech startup or project that uses advanced technology to answer a societal or industrial challenge? Deep ...
Investor bets Egypt’s Swvl will hit $1bn in revenue by 2023
Will Egypt’s Swvl the next big thing to come out of Africa? Maybe. Swedish venture capital (VC) fund Vostok New Ventures is ...
Uprise.Africa launches Reeva Steenkamp documentary crowdfunding campaign
Equity crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa announced today that it will open a R40-million crowdfunding campaign to fund a ...
SmartBlade co-founder among 22 finalists shortlisted for 2019 Awief Awards
Dr Caroline Corbett, the co-founder of Cape Town based medtech startup SmartBlade, is among 22 finalists shortlisted for the ...
Ran Neu-Ner confirms he’s taken legal action against Shark Tank’s Gil Oved, Romeo Kumalo
Entrepreneur Ran Neu-Ner has confirmed that he has taken legal action against his former business partner Gil Oved, together ...
Number of regulatory sandbox licenses granted by Mauritius body to fintechs grows to nine
The number of startups and companies that have been granted regulatory sandbox licenses by Mauritius’s Economic Development ...
Lagos based startups to get access to more support with launch of second Seedspace
Swiss-based emerging markets startup competition Seedstars has announced that it will next month open a second Seedspace ...
Beerhouse looking to raise R3m for third outlet via Uprise.Africa
SA’s Beerhouse is edging closer to meeting its R3-million target to fund the opening of a third outlet, having raised over R1 ...
Savant Venture Fund invests in security device startup Jonga [Updated]
Cape Town hardware tech incubator Savant‘s venture capital (VC) arm, the Savant Venture Fund, has announced that it has ...
Here are the 10 Tanzanian startups pitching right now at Seedstars Zanzibar
Seedstars World, one of the world’s largest emerging market startup competitions, has selected 10 Tanzanian startups to pitch ...