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Nigeria launches open banking guidelines

Tracking 2023 tech acquisitions

Announcing The Baobab Network’s new cohort

Egypt’s Tabby snags $58m

Instadeep acquired for $684m

Goodbye 2022

The future of commerce in TZ

IFC launches $225m fund

Tracking Q3 African acquisitions

Nigeria’s new start-Up bill

Doing the Algebra

The Baobab Network backs four new start-ups

Mapping Web3 in Africa

ArabyAds closes $30m Pre-Series B

iProcure, you procure

Homzmart’s $23m Pre-Series B 

Ethiopia’s Mobile Money goes private

Funds raising funds

On the Moove

150 editions of the Insights newsletter

AfricInvest closes $400 million fund

Namibia’s JABU raises $15m Series A

Africa’s first FinTech unicorn raises $110m

Sun King reigns with $260m Series D

Africa’s top seed rounds

Egypt’s Swvl listed on NASDAQ

Apollo Agriculture grows $40 million Series B

Hopes for $32.8m seed round Dash-ed?

M-KOPA’s $75 million equity round

Clickatell closes $91 million Series C

Stitch sews up $20 million Series A

Norrsken’s $200 million pan-African fund

Copia Global’s $50 million Series C

Africa’s $4 billion dollar year

Francophone Africa funding

Women on top

September in the rearview

Andela’s $200m Series E

Egypt’s 5 biggest VC rounds

A Wave of unicorns

$120 million for Egyptian super app

MaxAB acquires WaystoCap and adds $15 million to Series A

East Africa’s HealthTech on the up

South African InsurTech, Ctrl, closes Series B

Zipline reaches new heights

Our 100th Newsletter

The Sky.Garden is the Limit

Chipper Cash; FinTech Unicorn

The world’s biggest Blockchain deployment

10 Q1 VC deals in Kenya

Q1 research roundup

60 VC-backed North African Start-ups

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Solar Powered Irrigation

60 African crypto start-ups

Download our 2020 funding report

Morgan Stanley’s Nigeria solar play

More from our 2020 funding report

Venture-backed recruitment

Let’s keep things chilled

VC backed North African e-commerce

New Q3 SA market data

44 South African VCs

50 Innovative EdTech Companies in Nigeria

Mapping AgTech in Kenya

Egypt FinTech map

COVID’s impact on East African innovation

Some more AgTech data

Agriculture and VC

12 page e-commerce report

Innovation at the last mile

Innovation along the healthcare supply chain

Vertically integrated supply chains

The data behind electronic patient data

What’s new in pre-seed and seed?

Venture backed healthcare

Q1 deal volume analysis

12,000 data scientists

Quona and Accion’s new $203m Fintech fund

Our very own 2019 Funding Report

Food-delivery news is hard to swallow

What Lagos’ motorcycle ban means for VCs

Andela’s co-founder has launched a VC fund

Spanish unicorns are real

VCs continue to invest in Kenya’s insurance space

LGT Lightstone lead Copia Global’s $26m Series B

Softbank & Sequoia invest in Nigerian FinTech 

BitPesa has rebranded 

Is Andela’s $700m valuation a bit rich? 

CC Hub has acquired iHub

Uber acquires Careem, finally

Why has Burundi banned cryptocurrency?

The end of crowd farming as we know it?

Goldman Sachs backs logistics in Nigeria

Is Visa making a big play in Kenya?

Nigeria’s new $618m start-up fund

African AgTech 2022-23

20 million reasons to Smile

Another unicorn joins the herd

Carry1st banks $27m Pre-Series B

Hello 2023

Ordas, please

Yassir’s massive Series B

Mapping Africa’s PropTechs

Telda’s massive seed round

Mapping 37 VC-backed SA start-ups 

Turaco’s $10m Series A

Pezesha banks $11m Pre-Series A

TeamApt bags $50 million supported by QED

Cartona adds $12m to cart

IFC Waves in $91m for Senegal FinTech

FinTech Fido fetches $30m Series A

MFS Africa acquires US-based FinTech

Instabug snaps up $46m Series B

The Baobab Network invests in 5 new companies

Zambia’s Union54 $12m seed extension led by Tiger Global

A record-breaking Q1 for African tech start-ups

Sokowatch rebrands, raises $125m Series B 

Africa’s first decacorn in the making?

Reliance Health’s $40m Series B

Ghana’s $17m Float

Alitheia IDF closes $100m fund

Crypto calling

HealthTech hot takes

The Baobab Network team in Egypt

West Africa seed-stage funding

Mauritius looking Peachy

Alerzo acquires Shago Payments

30 start-ups moving Africa

Alerzo’s $10.5m Series A

The Naked truth about South African InsurTech’s $11 million raise

$500 million USD for African FinTech

A big delivery for Elmenus

Egypt’s pharmacies go digital

Trella on the move

Has anyone seen my transport?

Flutterwave and Amole announce global partnership

Sequoia backs Egyptian neo bank Telda

140 South African FinTechs

Amazon’s big South Africa play

Sawari Ventures’ $71m VC fund

47 AdTech start-ups

Flutterwave’s $170m Series C

The end of the road for Section 12J

22 AI-Powered Healthcare Start-ups

Bovine Biometrics and Burst Balloons

Gro Intelligence’s $85m Series B

2020 Funding Report preview

Software is eating the law

50 PropTech start-ups to watch

Borderless cash

50 InsurTech Start-ups

50 AI Start-ups to Watch

Q2 & Q3 Africa tech acquisitions

We’ve launched expansion tracking

Is cash still king?

The future of FinTech

Mobility on demand

Southern Africa Funding Report

North Africa funding report

Five years of YC in West Africa

East Africa investment trends

Diagnosing AI powered diagnostics

A big Q1 for Fintech, Health and Logistics

Standard Bank’s Third Strategic Investment in a year

Healthcare Hacks

A new CVC fund just for logistics

Some pretty cool crypto analysis

Signed, sealed, delivered by Sendy

Paga’s big Ethiopian FinTech play

Bolt bags €50m from the EU for Africa growth

Rensource Energy celebrates Christmas with $20m Series A raises $20m to fuel global expansion

Sony turns up the volume on African music

Visa eyes $200m pre-IPO investment into Interswitch

Goldman leads Twiga Foods’ Series B

Jumia’s wobbly IPO

Made in Rwanda 

Shoulda, woulda… Kuda? 

Kenya’s census week

Google Maps localises to make sense of Nigerian traffic

Are Boomplay and Spinlet finally playing with the big hitters?

How to get around Lagos in style

Healthcent closes the gap between patient and doctors

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