Israel based startup Shoppimon whose solution monitors online store performance by mimicking the experience of its customers, announced it has closed $2.3M in seed funding from participants including, AOL, StageOne Ventures, Explore and 2B-Angels. By focusing on a wide range of problems eCommerce sites face, Shoppimon identifies and alerts its users to a gamut of… Read More »
Nailab, one of Kenya’s accelerator programs that supports budding entrepreneurs has opened applications for its fo...
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H2H Repairs has announced that it has formed a 50-50 joint venture with a company from Ghana called CEGA Repairs to furt...
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New York based edtech company that manages digital credentials for learned skills, said today it raised $2.5 million in seed capital. Credly allows universities, employers, licensing agencies, and other organizations to create electronic badges that represent anything from an earned college degree to a specific job skill acquired, such as mastery of an office spreadsheet… Read More »
Singapore-based cross-media monetisation service provider Asia Media Exchange (AsiaMX) today announced that it has secured ‘a six-figure amount’ seed round from an angel investor group and 10K Asia, the accelerator arm of venture capital firm Marvelstone Group. “AsiaMX is our first venture into the adtech space … 10K has been watching the ad-tech boom for… Read More »
On Tuesday, Microsoft showcased its latest Microsoft Lumia phones which are part of the company’s new era of Windows 10 Devices . The three new phones included; Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL Microsoft Lumia 650 Microsoft Lumia 550 Microsoft Lumia 950; Combining familiar and consistent Windows experience with powerful hardware Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft… Read More »
U.S.-based Uber plans to expand in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana this year and will focus on convincing traditional taxi drivers to work for the ride-hailing service, Alon Lits, Uber’s general manager for sub-Saharan Africa, said. Traffic-clogged roads, high rates of urban crime and a lack of credit card are big challenges Uber faces in sub-Saharan… Read More »
Africa could be getting its first unicorn startup if we are to go by the rumors that are currently circulating get fulfilled. Nigerian digital payments and commerce company Interswitch will likely go public on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in 2016, sources confirm. The Lagos based fintech firm, majority owned by private equity group Helios… Read More »
On Wednesday, Kenyan traffic app Ma3Route announced it had raised a pre-seed round of US$25,000 that will help in expansion and addition of new features. The funding came from a group of five investors. Mostly bootstrapped since its launch in late 2012, Ma3Route is a crowdsourcing technology platform that looks to solve mobility issues in… Read More »
Today, 500 Startups announced the launch of a $10 million micro-fund that will invest solely in Vietnamese startups. This is the latest in a series of investment vehicles the Silicon Valley-based accelerator program has created in the past year. The organization plans to fund 100 to 150 companies that have some connection to the Southeast Asia country,… Read More »
The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) has today announced the nominees in this years’ Kenyan Blog Awards. BAKE is a community organization that represents a group of Kenyan online content creators and that seeks to empower online content creation and improve the quality of content created on the web. The organization has been instrumental in… Read More »
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