brck News of 04/04/20
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 ...
Startups BRCK And Swvl Partner On Free WiFi For Kenyan Ride-Hail Buses
Nairobi based internet hardware and service startup BRCK and Egyptian ride-hail venture Swvl are partnering to bring WiFI and online entertainment to on-demand bus service in Kenya. BRCK will install its routers on Swvl vehicles in Kenya ...
Africa’S Ride-Hail Markets Are Hot Spots For Startups And VC
When it comes to VC, vehicles, and startups, Africa’s ride-hail markets are becoming a multi-wheeled and global affair. The big players such as Uber and Bolt are competing in Kampala and Nairobi—where in addition to car-service—they offer ...
Nigerian Fintech Startup OneFi Acquires Payment Company Amplify
Lagos based online lending startup OneFi is buying Nigerian payment solutions company Amplify for an undisclosed amount. OneFi will take over Amplify’s IP, team, and client network of over 1000 merchants to which Amplify provides payment ...
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 ...
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, ...