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.
July 15 is #WorldYouthSkillsDay. With Africa’s working population expected to reach 450 million by 2035, we look at how technology is helping African youths gain skills and the challenges they face.
Kenyan influencer marketing startup, @AIfluence, has raised $1 million in seed funding to expand into new markets and build its SaaS platform. @AntlerGlobal and @OuiCapital joined three other VCs in this round.
Since launching in 2017, early-stage VC, @microtraction, has backed some of Africa’s most innovative startups like @weare54gene. @NateKorl, a partner at @microtraction, reveals how the firm makes investment decisions.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @nwokomachigo discusses @theflutterwave’s new appointment, @officialVMN’s VeriFind, and how COVID-19 influenced Africa’s mobile app installations
Nigeria’s CribMD acquires Charisland Pharmaceuticals to facilitate quick drug deliveries to patients
Two months after a $2.6 million seed round, healthtech startup, @crib_md acquires pharmaceutical chain, Charisland Pharmaceuticals Group to reduce drug delivery timelines for its subscribers.
According to data from @MaxBayen, African startups have raised over $1 billion in H1 2021, reaching the billion-dollar mark faster than any other year on record, and on course to meet predictions of $2.8 billion for the year.
After a $4 million seed round in 2019, identity verification startup, @SmileIdentity raises $7 million funding to improve its services, expand across more markets, and hire more staff.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @nwokomachigo discusses @magicfundsvc $30m raise and VC funding in Africa.