Friday, August 23, 2019
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Kenya’s Shamba Records uses blockchain, AI to improve farm processes

Kenyan agri-tech startup Shamba Records has built a blockchain-based platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to collect farmers’ harvest records, process payments and issue credit.Founded in 2017...
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SA’s JOBJACK wants funding to scale in quest to kill the paper CV

South African recruitment marketplace JOBJACK is seeking the funding it needs to scale as it looks to put an end to the use of paper CVs in the job-hunting process.Focused...
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This student-founded Rwandan jobs startup is planning international expansion

Rwandan recruitment startup eJobu, founded by student Samuel Tuyizere in 2017, is planning international expansion after a positive reception at home.An online platform that connects freelancers with clients, eJobu was...
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Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming “fired up” after 500 Startups participation

Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming says it is “fired up” after taking part in the Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups accelerator programme and accessing US$150,000 funding, and is now striving to...
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Kenya’s Asilimia has built a digital payments ecosystem for SMEs

Kenyan fintech startup Asilimia is helping small businesses more easily access various payments mechanisms through a digital ecosystem.Founded in 2017, Asilimia aims to empower small businesses through an affordable, easy-to-use...
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How’s Ghana’s Pennysmart helps users save on their own terms

Ghanaian fintech startup Pennysmart is helping users save money on their own terms and earn interest of 12 per cent per annum.Launched in January after acquiring a tier-four operator license...
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This startup boosts financial inclusion by helping Tunisians create free bank accounts

Tunisian startup Kaoun is aiming to increase financial inclusion in Tunisia via its first product, a mobile and web app that allows users to create free bank accounts remotely.Formed in...
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South African AI startup Kriterion works on funding after securing telecoms, mining clients

South African big data and artificial intelligence (AI) startup Kriterion is working on securing funding to further commercialise its product after securing clients in the telecoms and mining sectors.Founded in...
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This startup is addressing challenges accessing legal services in Nigeria

Online legal support platform QuickLaw is addressing the challenges associated with acquiring legal services in Nigeria by giving users access to a network of highly qualified legal professionals online.Launched in...
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SA ed-tech startup Quillo launches second-hand textbook initiative

South African startup Quillo, an online marketplace for second-hand textbooks, is aiming to save students ZAR5 million (US$360,000) this month alone via a promotional campaign.Founded last year by Tamir Shklaz,...

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