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Chipper Cash Receives $2.4 Million Seed Funding

Chipper Cash, the African no-fee, cross-border payment startup Chas raised a $2.4 million seed round led by Deciens Capital. The investment round was also joined in by American Football star, Joe Montana. Joe Montana with Chipper Cash co-founder Ham Serunjogi – Credit: TechCrunch The company offers a no-fee,

Ghana’s KudiGO Officially Launches Publicly; Closes In On Seed Round

Ghanaian fintech startup KudiGO has formally launched after a successful public beta phase, and is now closing in on a US$300,000 seed round as it expands into other markets. KudiGO provides an integrated, mobile-based retail, payments, accounting andanalytics engine for the consumer retail industry, providing a complete solution for businesses to

Farmcrowdy Closes on Additional Seed Funding of $1 Million

Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first and leading digital agriculture platform which allows Nigerians to invest in agriculture, today announced that it has closed on additional seed funding of $1 million. This follows on from the company’s initial investments of $1 million in 2017. International investors Cox Enterprises and Techstars, along

MEST Africa and Microsoft Announce 2019 Pan-African Tech Summit in Nairobi

MEST Africa, the Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund andincubator, has officially announced its fourth annual MEST Africa Summit, in collaboration with Microsoft. The 3-day event will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from June 10 – 12, 2019, at the Radisson Blu Hotel as well as the home of

Southern Nigerian angel network makes first investments

Nigeria’s South/South-East (SSE) Angel Network has made its first two investments since launching in the middle of last year. Disrupt Africa reported in June on the launch of the SSE Angel Network, aimed at boosting investment and mentoring opportunities for startups in the South-South and South-East regions

Expert team plots global expansion for SA startup FlexClub

A product focused on the gig economy, a team steeped in expertise in the taxi-hailing space, and now US$1.2 million in seed funding. South African startup FlexClub seems set for significant growth. Formed in November of last year, FlexClub is a managed marketplace that simplifies investing in

Techpreneurship training programme Semicolon launches in Lagos

Lagos-based tech training and innovation hub Semicolon has accepted the first cohort of individuals into its intensive one-year programme, which looks to develop software developers and get them building innovative solutions. Semicolon aims to provide Nigerian software engineers with unique learning and hands-on project experience, with