ampersand News of 07/09/20
Vaya Africa Launches Electric Ride-Hail Taxi Network
Vaya Africa, a ride-hail mobility venture founded by Zimbabwean mogul Strive Masiyiwa, has launched an electric taxi service and charging network in Zimbabwe with plans to expand across the continent. The South Africa headquartered company has ...
2019 Africa Roundup: Jumia IPOs, China Goes Digital, Nigeria Becomes Fintech Capital
2019 brought more global attention to Africa’s tech scene than perhaps any previous year. A high profile IPO, visits by both Jacks (Ma and Dorsey), and big Chinese startup investment energized that. The last 12 months served as a grande ...
Africa Roundup: Goldman Backs kobo360, Rwanda Commits To EVs, Interswitch IPO Update
Nigerian freight logistics startup Kobo360 raised a $20 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs and $10 million in working capital financing from Nigerian commercial banks. The company — with an Uber -like app that connects truckers ...