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TechCrunch Partners with Facebook to Bring Startup Battlefield to Africa

TechCrunch is excited to be partnering with Facebook to bring our illustrious startup competition, the Startup Battlefield, to Nairobi, Kenya, later this year. The Battlefield will feature several prominent startups from the region, each vying to be crowned the most promising startup in sub-Saharan Africa. Startups can apply to one of three categories: social good; productivity and… Read More »

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GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund Gears for Round 2

The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund has launched its second round of funding. The accelerator, will provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with grant funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact. Round… Read More »

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Nailab Seed Funding Is Now Open

Nailab, one of Kenya’s accelerator programs that supports budding entrepreneurs has opened applications for its for it’s 3rd round of investment. The investment will be geared towards accelerating the startups growth to realize more economic returns. The fund will invest in East African startups that make a smart use of technology. The investment will be… Read More »

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Oklahoma Startup Datebox Raises $2.6M Seed Round

Oklahoma City startup, Datebox, offers a monthly subscription box for couples that are dating. The monthly box comes with items and ideas to fire up date night, no not necessarily in a sexy way, but with creative fun ideas. There may sushi for two or a camping night complete with ghost stories and directions for… Read More »

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Indian Startup H2H Repairs Expands to Africa

H2H Repairs has announced that it has formed a 50-50 joint venture with a company from Ghana called CEGA Repairs to further expand business in the African nation. The statup was founded in 2016 and aggregates home repair service and maintenance professionals. Alok Dixit, CEO of H2H Repairs said, “We have also started home repair… Read More »

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FinTech startup Cloud.IQ secures £4m to fund global expansion

FinTech firm Cloud.IQ has closed a £4m Series A round led by London-based venture capital firm Nauta Capital. Finance Wales also participated in the fund, alongside existing investors Juno Capital. Founded in 2012, the London-based company is a conversion rate optimization platform which uses artificial intelligence to reduce the costs of currency conversion for e-commerce… Read More »

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US State Department & Nigerian Embassy Launch Speaking Tour with Forbes30Under30 Entrepreneur Christine Souffrant Ntim

Award winning Forbes 30 Under 30 global speaker and startup ecosystem expert, Christine Souffrant Ntim will conduct keynote talks and workshops on personal branding and startup hacking in Abuja, Kaduna and Jos for a one-week tour. The visit includes appearances at the Abuja Yali Network center, Abuja African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), Kaduna State University… Read More »

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The Women Startup Challenge Europe opens applications,

Women Startup Challenge Europe is open to tech startups within Europe. Startups with at least one woman Cofounder can apply to this Startup Challenge. To qualify, your startup must incorporate technology into the approach of your product, which allows the company to rapidly and massively scale in a manner that traditional, independent small businesses cannot…. Read More »

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