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Nigerian transport startup MAX.ng raises $7m funding round

Nigerian transport startup MAX.ng has raised US$7 million in funding to expand across West Africa and add to its product offering.Founded in 2015, MAX.ng is a mobility platform that connects...
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SA’s SweepSouth becomes first Naspers Foundry investment, banks $2.1m

South African online cleaning services platform SweepSouth has become the first startup backed by Naspers Foundry, securing ZAR30 million (US$2.1 million) in funding.Disrupt Africa reported in October last year Naspers,...
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SA insurance comparison platform CompareGuru acquired by SureStart

South African insurance comparison platform CompareGuru has been acquired by insurance distribution company SureStart from Silvertree Internet Holdings.Founded in 2013 by Ryan Marx, Jax du Plessis and Duane du Plessis,...
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Egyptian fantasy sports startup Eksab raises seed funding from 500 Startups

Egyptian startup Eksab has raised seed funding from 500 Startups as it bids to become the leading daily fantasy sports platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.Eksab...
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Africa’s fintech sector grows by 60% in 2 years, reaches record funding levels

Africa’s fintech sector is growing at a fast pace, with the number of startups operating in the space growing by more than 60 per cent in the last two years,...
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Ghanaian agri-tech startup Farmerline secures AfDB grant funding

Ghanaian agri-tech startup Farmerline is set to receive grant funding from the African Development Bank’s $23 million Agriculture Fast Track Fund.Farmerline, which leverages innovative mobile technology to extend access to...
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African startups invited to apply for GSMA agri-tech fund

African agri-tech startups are invited to apply for the GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains, which aims to scale digital solutions for the agricultural last mile and...
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SA solar marketplace Sun Exchange raises $260k further funding

South African buy-to-lease solar marketplace Sun Exchange has further added to its seed round by raising US$260,000 from US-based private impact investors, and is targeting closing at up to US$3...
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Swedish impact hub Norrsken makes Kigali its base for African investments

Swedish impact and tech entrepreneurship support foundation has launched operations in Kigali, Rwanda, which it plans to use as a base for investing across the East and Central African region.Founded...
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3 startups win $50k equity investment at MEST Africa Challenge

Three African tech startups have each secured US$50,000 in equity investment, as well as US$25,000 Microsoft credit, after being named winners of the second edition of the MEST Africa Challenge.Run...

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