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SA insurtech startup Inclusivity Solutions raises $1.56m Series A round

South African insurtech startup Inclusivity Solutions has raised US$1.56 million in the first tranche of its Series A funding round to help it expand into other markets.Inclusivity Solutions designs, builds...
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Africa tech stakeholders open London Stock Exchange

Representatives from various African startups and other stakeholders from the continent’s tech ecosystem opened trading on the London Stock Exchange to mark the fourth annual Africa Tech Summit London this...
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This SA startup has developed a wearable IoT device for personal safety

South African startup MyLifeline is striving to provide users with portable panic buttons via a wearable, Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled device that alerts contacts and emergency services when there is...
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4 African startups graduate from Binance Incubation Programme

Four African blockchain startups have graduated from the incubation programme run by global cryptocurrency exchange Binance, receiving US$120,000 each in seed funding and help with bootstrapping and achieving product-market fit.Binance...
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Cape Town-based Akro accelerator picks 8 startups for inaugural cohort

The Cape Town-based Akro has selected eight South African tech startups for its accelerator programme, which it claims operates a new model for building, funding and scaling startups.Akro Capital is...
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Angolan startup Otchitanda launches B2B2C e-commerce platform

Angolan startup Otchitanda has launched its B2B2C online marketplace platform, offering merchants the chance to open their own online stores without the costs associated with building a website.Formed one year...
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SA entrepreneur wins Africa Prize for Engineering for smart medicine dispenser

South African electrical engineer Neo Hutiri has won the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, securing GBP25,000 (US$32,000) in prize funding.The Africa Prize for Engineering...
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SA e-health startup SmartBlade raises $635k from hardware incubator Savant

South African e-health startup SmartBlade has raised a ZAR9.5 million (US$635,000) funding round from the Savant Venture Fund to take its solution to market.SmartBlade is a novel video laryngoscope that...
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Microsoft expands women-focused cloud accelerator to Kenya, SA

Microsoft has extended the reach of its women-focused cloud accelerator programme to Kenya and South Africa, in a move it says aims to help female founders grow their businesses.Run by...
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Zimbabwean legal services platform LawBasket launched

Zimbabwean startup LawBasket has launched its legal services marketplace, securing signups from legal professionals from more than 25 African countries.Founded in December 2018 by a team of entrepreneurs that includes...

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