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Fintechs in Africa continue to overshadow all other startups in funding gained – TechCrunch

The year 2021 saw more and bigger deals closed in Africa, as tech startups across the continent raised close to $5 billion. This...

African tech took center stage in 2021 – TechCrunch

Two years ago, the African tech ecosystem saw newfound attention from global players that translated to the continent’s best year of receiving venture...

Nigerian edtech startup Teesas secures $1.6 million in pre-seed round, to launch tutor marketplace, expand in East, Southern, Francophone Africa in 2022 –...

After seven years in the production of electronic gadgets, under his company Imose Technologies, Osayi Izedonmwen took leave to explore an idea that...

Taptap Send raises $65M to build cross-border remittances focused on the most underserved markets – TechCrunch

Cross-border remittances — when people living and working abroad send money back home to friends and family — continues to be a huge...

Nigerian mobility tech MAX bags $31 million in Series B round, set to expand across Africa, build EV infrastructure – TechCrunch

Nigerian mobility tech startup Metro Africa Xpress Inc. (MAX) is planning to enter more markets across Africa as it races towards formalizing the...

Target Global leads $3.5M pre-seed in Nigerian online learning platform Edukoya – TechCrunch

For years, offline test preparation centers in Nigeria have provided after-school guidance and tutoring to students who seek to pass entrance examinations. Edtech...

Jumia reports 30% growth in value of goods sold on its platform during Black Friday season this year – TechCrunch

E-commerce in Africa is growing fast and its potential remains enormous as more people get connected to the internet. Across sub-Saharan Africa 303...

African edtech startup uLesson raises $15M, backed by Nielsen Ventures and Tencent – TechCrunch

As many edtech companies benefited from the disruption of the pandemic, attracting wads of cash from investors globally, it did feel like African...

Opontia gets $42M to buy more e-commerce brands in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa – TechCrunch

E-commerce roll-up play Opontia launched in June, raising $20 million in debt and equity to acquire older, small e-commerce brands in the Middle...

Nigeria’s digital payroll platform Bento expands to Kenya, Rwanda and Ghana, to enter six other African markets in 2022 – TechCrunch

Bento, Nigeria’s digital payroll and human resource management platform is expanding to Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda with plans to set up operations in...

Enterprise escalator Impact Rooms rises to prepare African startups for growth and investment – TechCrunch

A few years ago, at the start of the fintech services boom in Africa, Oliver Blantern got an opportunity to work in the...

TradeDepot raises $110M from IFC, Novastar to extend BNPL service to merchants across Africa – TechCrunch

Startups digitizing B2B e-commerce and retail in Africa continue to grab the headlines after the pandemic paved the way for widespread offline retail...

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