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Chaka opens up global investing to Africa’s most populous nation

Chaka opens up global investing to Africa’s most populous nation Fintech startup Chaka aims to open up online investingd to Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria. The seed-stage company recently went live with its mobile-based platform that offers Nigerians stock trading in over 40 countries. Chaka positions itself as a passport to local […]

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Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M

Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises .6M Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the beta version of its online mobile finance platform. Kuda also received its banking license from the Nigerian Central Bank, giving […]

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SF based African fintech startup Chipper Cash expands to Nigeria

SF based African fintech startup Chipper Cash expands to Nigeria The African no-fee, cross-border payment startup Chipper Cash has expanded to Nigeria. The San Francisco based startup, with offices in Ghana and Kenya, will offer its P2P payment service and app in Africa’s most populous nation in partnership with PayStack—the payment gateway company. […]

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Peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace Boatsetter raises $10M as it looks to grow globally

Peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace Boatsetter raises M as it looks to grow globally Obviously, not everyone owns their boat, and boat ownership is far more unique than car ownership – which makes it maybe an ideal category for peer-to-peer marketplace rentals. P2P boat rental startup Boatsetter recognized this opportunity, and is now […]

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Drivezy, India’s vehicle sharing startup, is raising $100M+ at a $400M valuation, eyes US expansion

Drivezy, India’s vehicle sharing startup, is raising 0M+ at a 0M valuation, eyes US expansion Drivezy — the startup out of India that wants to turn private car usage on its head through a car-sharing network where people lend their cars and two-wheeled vehicles but also have options to use vehicles from […]

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Korean lending startup PeopleFund raises $11M led by chat app Kakao’s payment unit

Korean lending startup PeopleFund raises M led by chat app Kakao’s payment unit South Korean peer-to-peer lending startup PeopleFund is in the money itself after it raised an $11 million Series B funding round that was led by Kakao Pay, the fintech division of Kakao, Korea’s top messaging firm. The deal comes as […]

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What the Bolsonaro victory means for Brazil’s startup ecosystme

What the Bolsonaro victory means for Brazil’s startup ecosystme Pedro H. Ramos Contributor Pedro H. Ramos is a partner at Baptista Luz Advogados. Pedro has been representing clients in the technology sector since 2009. He is an advisor to the Interministerial Committee for Digital Transformation, a board member at ABStartups (Brazilian Startup […]

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Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia

Golden Gate Ventures closes new 0M fund for Southeast Asia Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $100 million. The fund hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch reported at the time, and now it has […]

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With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion

With a million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor African tech leaders Fope Adelowo, Ken Njoroge, Tayo Oviosu to speak at Disrupt SF Offering a white-labeled […]

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Didi makes more safety changes — and will pause night services while it does

Didi makes more safety changes — and will pause night services while it does Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi has detailed further safety measures incoming to its platform following a second murder of a female passenger last month. The 20-year-old woman had been using Didi’s Hitch carpooling service in Zhejiang, a province in the east […]

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