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Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017
Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017

Investment into African tech startups hit the highest levels since records began in 2017, with 159 startups raising in excess of $195 million...

2 days ago

Richard Rattue, CEO: Compli-Serve SA
#BizTrends2018: Ready or not. AI is on its way

Advancement brings new and wonderful things, but it also brings uncertainty and fear...

By Richard Rattue 8 Jan 2018

Damian Michael
#BizTrends2018: Make sure you're at the heart of disruption

I recently travelled to Dubai to attend the 37th Gitex Technology Week - where the future of business begins. Tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals come to GITEX to experience the world's most advanced technology...

By Damian Michael 8 Jan 2018

Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co, Namibia.
#BizTrends2018: A positive perspective on moving towards 4.0

What a year it's been! But enough people have written about that, so I'd rather look at a few of the consequences we'll feel in 2018. Which, to my surprise, are mostly positive. I've highlighted four of the best...

By Chrisna Basson 8 Jan 2018

PayU broadens online payments service in Nigeria with PayU Receive
PayU broadens online payments service in Nigeria with PayU Receive

PayU Nigeria Nigeria has launched PayU Receive, which enables businesses in the country to securely request and receive payments directly from customers...

13 Dec 2017

A mobile payments solution for Kenyan retailers
A mobile payments solution for Kenyan retailers

Mastercard launches Kionect for Nairobi's smallest shopkeepers - a mobile ordering and payments solution enables kiosk owners to access micro-loans...

6 Dec 2017

Morocco regulator bans bitcoin payments
Morocco regulator bans bitcoin payments

Morocco's currency regulator has announced a ban on transactions in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, in a country where foreign exchange flows are tightly controlled...

22 Nov 2017

Arsenal welcomes WorldRemit as official online money transfer partner
Arsenal welcomes WorldRemit as official online money transfer partner

Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit and Arsenal partner to use the power of football to find a better way to connect communities...

21 Nov 2017

Meet Africa's startup stars
Meet Africa's startup stars

Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique...

20 Nov 2017

Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018
Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa which it believes are strong evidence that Africa is on track for improved growth in 2018...

16 Nov 2017

Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailers
Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailers

Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders...

15 Nov 2017

Jason Peisl, PnP's information systems executive. Photo: YouTube
#AfricaCom: How Bitcoin made PnP sexy and other stories

One of the unplanned, but positive, spin offs from Pick n Pay's (PnP) Bitcoin experiment is that it has made retail sexier in attracting talent...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards
Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night...

By Tom Jackson 8 Nov 2017

Photo: YouTube
#AfricaCom: M-Pesa sees partnerships as the road to growth

What started out simply as a convenient way to send money home has evolved into the continent's mobile money success story...

By Nicci Botha 8 Nov 2017

Zambia's Zazu raises $218k in crowdfunding campaign
Zambia's Zazu raises $218k in crowdfunding campaign

Zambian fintech startup Zazu has secured GBP166,000 ($218,000) after running an oversubscribed crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs in order to launch a digital bank...

By Tom Jackson 2 Nov 2017

The world of payments is changing fast
The world of payments is changing fast

The services offered by traditional banks are too restrictive for what smaller retailers require and many of them are looking for alternative solutions...

By Paul Kent 20 Oct 2017

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Starting up the Girl Boss Hustle with Akro Capital

Janine Basel, CEO of Akro Capital, shares how the phenomenon of very few female entrepreneurs approaching them for funding led to the formation of their Girl Boss Hustle events...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Oct 2017

Alan Knott-Craig
#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose...

By Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017

AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed
AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced...

17 Oct 2017

#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot
#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot

Duncan Goldie-Scot does not have the profile of a typical investor in African tech startups...

By Tom Jackson 17 Oct 2017

AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event
AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event

By registering for a free AfricaCom visitor ticket online, visitors can gain access to more than 450 exhibitors, masterclasses, plus an innovation hall packed with visionary insights on future tech trends...

16 Oct 2017

Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries
Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries

Ecobank has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers...

13 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month
AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month

AfricArena, described as the largest tech innovation conference for startups and investors hosted on African soil, will take place from 6-7 November 2017 at the Century City Conference Centre...

11 Oct 2017

Yoco releases free POS solution for small businesses
Yoco releases free POS solution for small businesses

Payments service provider Yoco has launched an enhanced POS solution, which is South Africa's first 100% locally made, free point of sale app...

5 Oct 2017

Ghana's digital payments leadership
Ghana's digital payments leadership

New United Nations report reveals the momentum for digital payments in Ghana could save over GHS 1 billion within next four years...

28 Sep 2017

Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon
Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon

Today, Friday, 22 September, nine of Senegal's most promising seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits...

22 Sep 2017

Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments
Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payments could soon be commonplace at Pick n Pay. For a limited period, customers at the retailer's head office campus store are able to use the cryptocurrency as a payment method...

19 Sep 2017

Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments
Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments

Ethiopian startup Meda Messenger is hoping for swift uptake after rolling out its cross-platform social app that allows users to chat and make payments...

By Tom Jackson 19 Sep 2017

YUP, Ivory Coast.
A new mobile Africa banking solution

Societe Generale launches YUP, a new alternative to the traditional banking model in Africa...

15 Sep 2017

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