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What is Andela, the Africa tech talent accelerator?

What is Andela, the Africa tech talent accelerator? As someone who covers Africa’s tech scene, I’m frequently asked about Andela . That’s not surprising, given the venture gets more global press (arguably) than any startup in Africa. I’ve found many Silicon Valley investors have heard of Andela but aren’t exactly sure what […]

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Africa Roundup: Yamaha backs MAX, Founders Factory and Norrsken support startups, inside Ethiopia’s tech scene

Africa Roundup: Yamaha backs MAX, Founders Factory and Norrsken support startups, inside Ethiopia’s tech scene Competition in Africa’s two-wheel ride-hail market is accelerating. Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng was the latest startup to add funding, raising a $7 million funding round in June with participation of Japanese manufacturer Yamaha. Based in Lagos, […]

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MAX.ng raises $7M round backed by Yamaha and pilots EVs in Nigeria

MAX.ng raises M round backed by Yamaha and pilots EVs in Nigeria Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng has raised a $7 million funding round led by Novastar Ventures, with participation of Japanese manufacturer Yamaha. Based in Lagos, the company’s app-based platform coordinates motorcycle taxi and delivery services for individuals and businesses. Six-million […]

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Norrsken opens East Africa startup fund and hub in Kigali

Norrsken opens East Africa startup fund and hub in Kigali Startups in East Africa have a new source for investment and mentorship. Sweden’s Norrsken Foundation—a coworking space and investment fund based in Stockholm—opened its tech fund and entrepreneurship hub in Rwanda today to support ventures across the region. Norrsken’s Kigali center is […]

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Africa Roundup: Kenya’s BRCK acquires EveryLayer, Nigeria’s TeamApt eyes global expansion

Africa Roundup: Kenya’s BRCK acquires EveryLayer, Nigeria’s TeamApt eyes global expansion Kenyan  communications hardware company BRCK acquired the assets of Nairobi based internet provider Surf and its U.S. parent EveryLayer in a purchase deal of an undisclosed amount in February. Based in Nairobi, Surf is a hotspot service provider aimed at offering affordable internet to lower income […]

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BRCK acquires ISPs EveryLayer and Surf to boost Africa’s public Wi-Fi

BRCK acquires ISPs EveryLayer and Surf to boost Africa’s public Wi-Fi 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 Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s $143M fund, Andela’s $100M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot Partech is […]

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African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect

African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect 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 Harley-Davidson is opening a Silicon Valley R&D center to power EV production With a $10 […]

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MallforAfrica goes global, Kobo360 and Sokowatch raise VC, France explains its $76M fund

MallforAfrica goes global, Kobo360 and Sokowatch raise VC, France explains its M fund 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 Harley-Davidson to expand EV lineup, may include scooters, bicycles Update: EV startups Alta, […]

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MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site

MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site 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 Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup […]

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Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises .2 million 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 Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech […]

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