safaricom News of 08/21/19
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 ...
These Startups Are Locating In SF And Africa To Win In Global Fintech
To become a global fintech player, locate your company in San Francisco and Africa. That’s the approach of payments company Flutterwave, digital lending startup Mines , and mobile-money venture Chipper Cash —Africa-founded ventures that ...
Partnering With Visa, Emerging Market Lender Branch International Raises $170 Million
The San Francisco-based startup Branch International, which makes small personal loans in emerging markets, has raised $170 million and announced a partnership with Visa to offer virtual, pre-paid debit cards to Branch client networks in Africa, ...
SimbaPay Launches Kenya To China Payment Service Via WeChat
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’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Twiga Foods ...
Naspers Announces $300 Million Initiative To Support Startups And Tech In South Africa
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 Marieme Diop and Shikoh Gitau to speak at Startup Battlefield ...