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Injini Mastercard Foundation supports 12 startups in South Africa

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Sprints $3 million bridge round fuels expansion

Sprints, a visionary startup from Egypt, is making waves with its recent acquisition of a $3 million bridge round. This significant financial boost, spearheaded by Disruptech Ventures and supported by EdVentures and CFYE, marks a pivotal moment for Sprints as it sets its sights on expanding into ten new markets. Launched in 2020 by the […]

Hauwa Ali Abdul
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Nigeria turns to agri-food tech startups to boost food production

In the fertile lands of Nigeria, a green revolution is brewing, not with tractors and ploughs, but with innovative startups and savvy investors. As the nation grapples with the twin challenges of food inflation and a burgeoning population, the focus turns to agri-food tech startups as the harbingers of a new era in food production. […]

Hauwa Ali Abdul
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Egypt launches AgriTech4Egypt to nurture startups

In an ambitious move to revolutionize its agricultural sector, Egypt has launched the AgriTech4Egypt Innovation Challenge.  This initiative seeks to attract scientists and entrepreneurs dedicated to creating agri-tech solutions that promise a more sustainable, efficient, and climate-resilient future for Egyptian agriculture. The AgriTech4Egypt Innovation Challenge is not just another competition; it’s a targeted effort to […]

Hauwa Ali Abdul
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Village Capital, Moody’s Foundation unveils Greentech 2024

Village Capital and Moody’s Foundation have unveiled an accelerator for investment readiness, Greentech 2024: The Future of Sustainability. Since 2012, Village Capital has operated in Africa through 14 accelerator programs, enabling early-stage companies to access social and financial capital that is crucial for maximising business and impact growth. Greentech 2024, an initiative by Village Capital […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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Nigerian startup spearheads sales tech Innovation in Africa

In the dynamic landscape of African entrepreneurship, a visionary startup is making waves. SAVA, born in Nigeria, has rapidly evolved from a growth service provider to a trailblazer in sales technology solutions, reshaping how businesses across the continent drive revenue. Initially, SAVA’s mission was to bolster African startups and enterprises through growth services. However, recognizing […]

Hauwa Ali Abdul
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Kua Ventures, Startup Savanna to Elevate East African SMEs

In a bold move to invigorate the East African entrepreneurial landscape, Kua Ventures has joined forces with Startup Savanna, marking a new chapter in the support for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the region. This partnership heralds a fresh perspective on funding, expertise sharing, and sustainable growth for local businesses. The collaboration between the […]

Hauwa Ali Abdul
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NITDA takes Nigerian tech startups to Silicon Valley

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has unveiled a golden opportunity for Nigeria’s youth to gain international exposure and training in the United States.  This recent announcement is a clarion call to the country’s young tech enthusiasts to step onto the global stage. Titilope Gbadamosi, the Special Assistant to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on […]

Hauwa Ali Abdul
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GITEX Africa to showcase 200 startups from Morocco

200 startups from Morocco will be showcased at the forthcoming GITEX Africa Morocco event, where Moroccan entrepreneurs will undoubtedly compete for the spotlight. Under King Mohammed VI’s patronage, this event brings together tech giants and startup hopefuls to display cutting-edge innovations and forge innovative collaborations. The Morocco Ministry of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform and […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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African startups receive boosts from local Investment

In a remarkable shift in the startup investment landscape, 2023 marked the year when African investors took the lead in funding the continent’s burgeoning startup ecosystem. According to data from Africa: The Big Deal, local investors accounted for 35 percent of all investors in deals exceeding $100,000, surpassing their North American counterparts who previously dominated […]

Hauwa Ali Abdul
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DBT rolls out red carpet for African tech startups at Pathfinder Awards

The United Kingdom’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT) has rolled out the red carpet for African tech startups with the introduction of the Unicorn Kingdom: Pathfinder Awards (UKPA).  With Applications open from This initiative is not just an awards program; it’s a clarion call for the continent’s most innovative minds to step onto the […]

Hauwa Ali Abdul
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Egyptian dKilo secures new $3.2 million seed fund

dKilo, an innovative Egyptian adtech startup, has recently secured a significant $3.2 million in seed funding, marking a new chapter in the evolution of advertising technology. Founded in 2020 by Mohamed Mousa and Sherif Abdelaty, dKilo is not just another player in the adtech space. It’s a visionary company with a mission to disrupt the […]

Hauwa Ali Abdul
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Moroccan TooKez secures $1.5 million to secure customer loyalty

Moroccan FinTech startup TooKez has successfully secured a significant investment of $1.5 million, in a fundraising round spearheaded by the esteemed Azur Innovation Fund. The public-private seed capital fund, known for its support of innovative ventures, is dedicated to enhancing the customer loyalty landscape in Africa and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. […]

Ibukunoluwa Josephine Bankole
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British startup to Power Sao Tome and Principe with Ocean Energy

A floating device that can turn the ocean’s thermal energy into electricity could soon help a small African country achieve its clean energy goals. São Tomé and Príncipe, an island nation located off the west coast of Africa, has teamed up with Global OTEC, a startup based in the UK, to deploy a barge that […]

Hauwa Ali Abdul
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