Supporting Afrikan entrepreneurship ecosystem leaders

Village Capital, a company that finds, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems in emerging markets, is inviting incubators, accelerators and seed funds in sub-Saharan Afrika to apply for its VilCap Communities Africa programme. The programme's aim is to equip Afrikan entrepreneur ecosystem leaders with various tools, resources and…

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Investing in Afrikan startups that drive financial inclusion

During May 2018, Lidya, a Nigerian startup which has developed a digital financial services platform focused on improving access to credit for small businesses in Afrika, announced that it had concluded a Series A fund raising round totalling $6,9 million. The Series A funding round which is among the…

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Lidya concludes one of Nigeria's largest Series A funding rounds

Nigeria's Lidya, which has developed a digital financial services platform focused on improving access to credit for small businesses in Afrika, has concluded raising $6,9 million in a Series A funding round. The funding round, which is one of the largest in Nigeria's technology startups ecosystem, was led by…

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Partech Africa's first investment is into Nigeria's TradeDepot

Partech Africa, a venture capital company launched in January 2018 to focus on investing in Afrika's technology startups, has made its first investment into an Afrikan startup. This comes after the venture capital firm announced it led the $3 million Series A funding round into Nigeria's TradeDepot. At the time…

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Kenya's mSurvey secures $3,5 million Series A funding

Kenya's mSurvey has closed Series A round of $3,5 million. The startup has indicated that those will assist with its plans to expand into more Afrikan countries. Earlier in 2018, mSurvey, which specializes in mobile phone based consumer feedback, launched in Nigeria after establishing itself in Kenya. ‚ÄúCompleting our…

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Designing a financial instrument for high growth startups

Fundamental technological innovation, such as autonomous vehicles, cleaner batteries, cheaper space travel, etc., require a combination of thorough user understanding, delicate scientific diligence, and financial agility. These ventures aim to build deterministic solutions using deterministic processes. While the financial securities deployed to sustain these ventures, such as convertible notes, corporation…

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