Cairo-based grocery delivery startup, GoodsMart has raised $3.6 million in a round led by @sawariventures. The startup plans to use the funds to grow its team and facilitate expansion.
South African fintech startup @Yoco_ZA, announced an $83 million Series C today. Making it one of the most valuable startups in Africa. This funding will be used to scale offerings and strengthen market presence.
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Today on #TechpointDigest, @jermah4 discusses @OtunbaSho’s new VC firm, @spleetafrica’s entrance into @MetaPropNYC accelerator programme, and @Pineapple_SA’s $3.4million Series A.
After raising a $400,000 seed round in 2017, South Africa-based insurtech startup, @Pineapple_SA has secured $4.3 million Series A to expand into the car insurance space.
Eight months after the @paystack exit, one of the company’s early investors, @OtunbaSho, launches VC firm, Voltron Capital. The firm’s portfolio will primarily focus on startups in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, and North Africa.
Nigerian-American, Abake Adenle, wins award for building speech recognition API for African languages
Nigerian-American, @AbakeAdenle, who is building a voice recognition API for five African languages, recently received an award from @WomenInVoice. Adenle plans to do more to digitise African languages.
Excellent customer service is vital for business success, but many Nigerian businesses either don’t see it as a need or do the minimum. Here are five tips to improve your customer service as a small business.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @OnomeOneyibo discusses another extension on Nigeria’s NIN-SIM linkage exercise, Nigeria’s digital currency pilot, and tech at the #Tokyo2020 @Olympics.
@cenbank has slated October 1, 2021, to launch its digital currency pilot that will run on a private Blockchain network giving it total control of the currency. While this ensures security, how does it plan to address issues of transparency?
Today on #TechpointDigest, @latoria_ria discusses @Twitter’s downvote button, @Cellulant’s licence approval in #Tanzania, and @convergence_’s $120 million round.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @BoluAbiodun1 discusses @Google and @maliyoapp partnership, new features on @instagram and @YouTube, and @Clubhouse leaves beta.
One of Nigeria’s oldest mobile game developer studios, @maliyoapp, partners @Google to host GameUp Bootcamp, a game development training program for developers in Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana. With applications closing on August 2, here’s what you should know.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @nwokomachigo discusses Nigeria’s Startup Bill updates, Kenya’s Zoom tax, and Zimbabwe’s securities law.
Food factories in Nigeria often operate below capacity because of a shortage of raw materials. @ReleafAfrica, an agritech startup, wants to provide quality raw materials while helping farmers earn more.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @jermah4 discusses @ChakaStocks $1.5m pre-seed raise, @speedtest report on Internet speed in Nigeria, and Nigeria’s Mobile Money Regulations.