2 African tech startups will take part in the Seedstars World grand final

BY TOM JACKSON Two African tech startups – Nigeria’s Ladda and Tunisia’s Fulfilment Bridge – have been selected to take part in the grand final of the global Seedstars World competition, giving them the chance to secure US$500,000 in equity investment.…

African tech impact fund secures capital from Ivory Coast, Luxembourg governments

BY TOM JACKSON The governments of Ivory Coast and Luxembourg will invest a total of EUR10 million (US$12 million) into Bamboo Capital Partners’ BLOC Smart Africa, a technology impact fund with a target of EUR100 million (US$120 million). The BLOC Smart…

‘We can get it done here’: African tech tackles coronavirus locally

Watching from afar as much of the world was brought to its knees by the coronavirus, African scientists, engineers and innovators have turned to homegrown solutions to prepare for the worst case scenario. By the time the virus hit Africa, where cases…

Covid-19 and African tech startups roundup [29/04/2020]

SA fintech Yoco is set to retrench staff, due to the effect the Covid-19 pandemic is having on the business. Meanwhile, other tech companies appear to be faring a little better. Egyptian healthtech Vezeeta has launched its doctor booking platform in Kenya. With the…