XL-Africa

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South African artificial intelligence and drone startup closes Series A funding round

Aerobotics, a South African startup that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to process satellite and drone imagery and deliver insights to farmers, reports that it has successfully closed a Series A funding round of approximately $2 million. The funding round saw participation from investors such as Nedbank Group, AgFunder,

10 highlights of the South African startup ecosystem in 2017

2017 in South Africa is a very hard year to define. Most people are limping into 2018 battle-scar ridden and trying to figure out what the hell just happened?! Bitcoin highs and Steinhoff lows, neighboring coup-non-coups, Rugby World Cup hosting woes and Western Cape dam levels scraping the bottom of

20 top Afrikan startups enter World Bank Group's digital acceleration program

Twenty of the most promising African digital start-ups will take part in the XL Africa residency, the flagship initiative of the business accelerator launched last April by the World Bank Group’s infoDev program. From 6 - 17 November 2017 in Cape Town, the entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to

The World Bank's XL-Africa Programme Has Announced Its First Cohort Of 20 Afrikan Digital Startups

The World Bank's XL-Africa programme has announced its first cohort of 20 Afrikan digital startups. Over 900 digital startups applied for the programme when it launched earlier in April 2017. The digital startups that have been selected specialize in digital products and solutions spanning the fields of FinTech, transportation, healthcare,