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Applications Closing - AppsAfrica Awards 2020

The sixth AppsAfrica Innovation Awards , celebrates technology and mobile applications from across Africa, showcasing the continents best innovations across 12 categories and applications close November 10th. The Awards continue to be a leading barometer of innovation across the continent and provide finalists and winners with industry recognition potentially leading to funding, business partnerships and mentoring and global publicity. Winners are also invited to the 4thAfr

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African genomics venture 54gene launches clinical research program in Nigeria

54gene , the African genomics research, services, and development company has launched its Clinical Program Services (CPS) division. The new business division will provide end-to-end clinical development services, intelligence, logistics, and infrastructure to enable successful conduct of clinical trials in Africa, starting out of Nigeria. 54gene earlier this year raised a Series A round of $15M , led by Adjuvant Capital following an earlier Seed round of $4.5M .<

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Catalyst Fund, Mastercard Foundation and MEST, launches $4.3M Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator in Ghana

Catalyst Fund , managed by BFA Global , in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) , has announced the Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator , a program aimed at scaling digital commerce companies in Ghana to support the digitization of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in the country. The two-year program will improve the livelihoods and financial resilience of MSEs in Ghana, that have been impa

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Stripe acquires Paystack to accelerate online commerce across Africa

The African internet economy is growing quickly, with online commerce in the region growing 21% year-over-year, 75% faster than the global average. In order to help grow Africas online GDP, Stripe has entered into an agreement to acquire Paystack , a technology company based in Lagos that makes it easy for organizations of all sizes to collect payments from around the world. Today, more than 60,000 businesses in Nigeria and Ghana use Paystack to securely collect online and of

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12 ventures selected to Pitch Live at Africa Tech Summit Connects Oct 20-22nd

Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Twelve tech ventures from across the continent have been selected for the latest edition of Pitch Live at Africa Tech Summit Connects o

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Orange supported by Google launch $30 handset in Africa

Affordability of devices remains one of the most significant barriers to smartphone adoption in Africa. The average cost of an entry level smartphone in Africa still exceeds 60% of average monthly income making smartphones largely inaccessible for the majority of the population. Orange has announced the Sanza touch - an exclusive Orange smartphone and the most affordable 4G Android (Go edition) device globally. This new launch is supported by Google and builds upon efforts si

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Listen: Building a pan-African digital bank with Chijioke Dozie CEO of Carbon

Listen to the latest episode of the Africa Tech Summit Connects podcast which unpacks mobile financial services in Nigeria and building a pan-African digital bank with Chijioke Dozie co-founder of Carbon . The podcast also takes a deep dive into mobile lending, financial inclusion regulation and transparency , fundraising bias and the need for more local African investors. Africa Tech Summit Connects is an online series and event sharing insights from across

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Pitch Live to investors and corporates at Africa Tech Summit Connects online event

Africa Tech Summit Connects and Disrupt Africa have partnered to open applications to the latest edition of Pitch Live, which will take place during next months digital event and give 15 start-ups the chance to present their solution to an audience of 500 investors, corporates and other stakeholders. Disrupt Africa has again partnered with Africa Tech Summit (ATS) to power startup-focused sessions and pitching opportunities at Africa Tech Summit Connects, </

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Autochek acquires online Car Platforms Cheki Nigeria & Cheki Ghana

Autochek , the automotive technology company recently founded by former Cars45 CEO Etop Ikpe, has announced the acquisition of automotive marketplaces Cheki Nigeria and Cheki Ghana, previously part of ROAM Africas portfolio of leading online marketplaces. The new platform will relaunch by the end of 2020. Autochek is an automotive technology company that aims to build digital solutions that will enhance and enable a seamless and safe automotive commerce experience across Afri

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Liquid Telecom acquires data centres from Standard Bank

Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Africa Data Centers , part of the Liquid Telecom Group, has completed its second largest acquisition of a state of th

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Rand Merchant Investments & AlphaCode successfully exits investment in Luno

Rand Merchant Investments (RMI), through its fintech investment arm, AlphaCode has today exited its investment in Luno having been acquired today by Digital Currency Group (DCG). Luno is a leading global cryptocurrency company which makes it safe and easy to buy, sell and store and learn about cryptocurrencies with over 5 million customers in more than 40 countries. Digital Currency Group (DCG), a New York-based global enterprise that builds, buys, and invests in blockch

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Digital asset exchange Luno is acquired By Digital Currency Group

Digital Currency Group (DCG), a global enterprise that builds, buys, and invests in blockchain companies, today announced the acquisition of Luno , a leading cryptocurrency exchange. Based in London and with regional hubs in Singapore and Cape Town, Luno has grown significantly in recent years, with nearly 400 employees and more than five million global customers spanning over 40 countries. New York-based DCG will be making a significant financial commitment to help Luno expa

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