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    #StartupFunding101: Raising capital in Africa and crossing the bridge to the US

    Pardon Makumbe, co-founder and managing partner of CRE Venture Capital, chats about the challenges of raising capital in Africa and shares advice on crossing the bridge to the US...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2021

    West African solar startup secures $8.5m

    Senegal-based startup, Oolu has secured $8.5m in a Series B round of investment led by RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer, and several additional investors...

    By Ishani Chetty 24 Dec 2020

    RSA-EU strategic partnership encourages and supports green economic recovery

    Ambassador Riina Kionka, the head of the delegation of the European Union to South Africa, Ambassador Martin Schäfer, the German ambassador to SA, and Ambassador Aurélien Lechevallier, the French ambassador to SA, discuss the importance of investing in a green recovery for South Africa as well as the EU's projects in South Africa...

    Issued by GreenCape 14 Dec 2020

    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

    The scenario of young entrepreneurs in Africa

    A look at the future of young entrepreneurs in Africa...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Jun 2020

    #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...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 6 May 2020

    2020 MEST Africa Challenge expands target, extends deadline

    MEST is expanding the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge to target a larger number of tech startups in need of funding. This means the application deadline for the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge has been extended to 13 May 2020...

    3 May 2020

    MEST Africa Challenge now open

    The MEST Africa Challenge returns for its third year, offering up to $50,000 in equity investment for startups...

    3 Apr 2020

    HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa

    Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, elaborates on HP's efforts in cultivating entrepreneurship and women empowerment through technology...

    By Imran Salie 18 Feb 2020

    Google Developers Space opens in Lagos

    Google launched its first Google Developers Space in Lagos, Nigeria...

    30 Jan 2020

    Global initiative aims to support female entrepreneurs

    Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) recently announced its collaboration with Global Sustainable Partnerships to spearhead the inaugural Women's Program Engagement Council (WPEC)...

    16 Jan 2020

    #GlobalGenderSummit: 'Financial sector has a responsibility to women of Africa' - AfDB president

    At the recent inaugural session of the Global Gender Summit, hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the organisation's president, Akinwumi Adesina, called for greater access to finance for African women...

    29 Nov 2019

    SheInvest to mobilise €1bn for female economic empowerment in Africa

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched SheInvest, a new initiative that aims to mobilise €1bn of investment to benefit millions of women across Africa with better access to finance...

    14 Nov 2019

    Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B round

    Kenyan B2B food distribution company, Twiga Foods, has raised $23.75 million in a Series B equity round led by Goldman Sachs...

    28 Oct 2019



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