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Nike buys NFT fashion and collectibles startup RTFKT

Launched in 2020, RTFKT is best known for making sneakers and other accessories for the metaverse...

14 Dec 2021

Applications open for Google for Startups Accelerator Africa
Applications open for Google for Startups Accelerator Africa

Applications for Google's three-month virtual accelerator programme are now open to technology startups...

4 Nov 2021

Sendbox raises $1.8m to digitise deliveries for African SMEs
Sendbox raises $1.8m to digitise deliveries for African SMEs

Sendbox, the Nigeria-based e-commerce fulfillment platform for merchants in Africa, has announced the completion of a $1.8m seed round...

19 Oct 2021

Google to invest $1bn in digital transformation in Africa
Google to invest $1bn in digital transformation in Africa

Google has announced a plan to invest $1bn over five years to support Africa's digital transformation...

6 Oct 2021

#StartupStory: Cape-based startup set to disrupt SA healthtech space

Cape-based startup InnoHealth recently secured seed capital for an AI-based digital healthcare platform that is set to disrupt the local healthtech space...

Johannes MasitengBy Johannes Masiteng 29 Jul 2021

Seedstars Africa Ventures announces initiatives to drive investments into Africa
Seedstars Africa Ventures announces initiatives to drive investments into Africa

Viva Technology, the Conseil Présidentiel pour l'Afrique, and Seedstars Africa Ventures has unveiled new African initiatives to drive additional investments in African innovation...

24 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Chidi Nwaogu, nominee for Techpreneur of the Year at 2021 FOYA Awards
#YouthMatters: Chidi Nwaogu, nominee for Techpreneur of the Year at 2021 FOYA Awards

Chidi Nwaogu, serial tech entrepreneur and cofounder at Publiseer and Savvy, has been nominated as Techpreneur of the Year at the 2021 FOYA Awards...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 23 Jun 2021

Startup teaches young Nigerians to code on smartphones
Startup teaches young Nigerians to code on smartphones

Samuel Anyaele regularly tells his students that everything they need to write a software code can be found on their mobile phones...

By Angela Ukomadu 27 May 2021

Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa
Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa

During the PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, investor and serial entrepreneur Marek Zmyslowski urged African businesses to employ a more level-headed approach to mapping online growth...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2021

Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced
Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced

Launched in September 2020, the winners in the Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge have been announced...

15 Feb 2021

Why global investors should invest in Africa's tech startups
Why global investors should invest in Africa's tech startups

It's a well-known fact that the youth are the primary consumers of technology. A fact that puts Africa, with its literally hundreds of millions of young people, firmly on the map as a significant global launchpad for technology startups.

By Kashira Naidoo & Zach George 26 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystem
#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystem

Sparkle, a digital ecosystem providing financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians across the globe, has officially launched by Uzoma Dozie, the former chief executive officer of Diamond Bank...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 9 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa
#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa

'The Commodore' shares insights into Christopher Africa, the platform that offers brands the opportunity to tap into consumer micro-moments and conversations on social media using AI...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCircles
#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCircles

As a business strategist and startup coach, Sandras Phiri is well-known in the startup community. He shares some insight into how his latest project has had to adjust to lockdown life...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 6 May 2020



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