Canal+ acquires Nollywood studio ROK from IROKOtv...
French television company Canal+ has acquired the ROK film studio from VOD company IROKOtv for an undisclosed amount....
Uber CTO says competing with Didi is ‘very...
Competing with a company that counts you as an investor is hardly conventional — some might call it strange...
PayU, Naspers’ global fintech firm, enters...
PayU, the Naspers owned fintech firm that specializes in emerging markets, is broadening its global reach into...
Only 2% of genomic material available for...
New advances in genetic mapping and manipulation hold the promise of reshaping medical treatments in the 21st century,...
Africa Roundup: Yamaha backs MAX, Founders...
Competition in Africa’s two-wheel ride-hail market is accelerating. Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng...
South African SME finance startup Lulalend raises...
South African digital lender Lulalend has raised a $6.5 million Series A round co-led by IFC and Quona Capital. The...
African fintech dominates Catalyst Fund’s 2019...
African fintech has taken center stage for the Catalyst Fund, a JP Morgan Chase and Bill & Melinda Gates...
MAX.ng raises $7M round backed by Yamaha and...
Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng has raised a $7 million funding round led by Novastar Ventures, with...
Canada’s True North conference is not your...
From the venue and the flashy event website, Waterloo, Ontario’s True North conference (in its second year)...
Nigeria’s Gokada raises $5.3M round for its...
In many large cities across Africa, motorcycle taxies are as common as yellow-cabs in New York. That includes Lagos,...
These startups are locating in SF and Africa to...
To become a global fintech player, locate your company in San Francisco and Africa. That’s the approach of...
Africa Roundup: Jumia’s IPO, DHL launches...
The biggest news in a month of weighty African headlines was Jumia listing on the New York Stock Exchange. After filing...
Drone delivery startup Zipline launches UAV...
Zipline, the San Francisco-based UAV manufacturer and logistics services provider, has launched a program in Ghana...
Seven Africa-focused startups present at Y...
The seven African-focused companies which presented as part of Y Combinator’s 200 strong cohort of Winter 2019...
Nigeria’s Gloo.ng drops consumer e-commerce,...
Nigerian startup Gloo.ng is dropping consumer online retail and pivoting to B2B e-procurement with Gloopro as its new...
Investors are pouring money into Latin...
New technology companies are poised to transform the shipping and freight industry across Latin America. Startups like...
Showing the power of startup women’s health...
The P&G acquisition of This is L., a startup retailer of period products and prophylactics, shows just how...
Connecting African software developers with top...
Andela, the company that connects Africa’s top software developers with technology companies from the U.S. and...
Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer...
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LetsTransport raises $13.5M to digitize and...
India’s B2B supply chain is slowly shifting into the digital era. Following a $23 million investment for Moglix,...