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Flutterwave Enables Google Pay for African Businesses

 Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, has announced Google Pay, a mobile payment service developed by Google, as a payment option for their clients.  As part of this collaboration, Google Pay will be an additional payment option for merchants on Flutterwave for business. This collaboration will offer safe and seamless payments, as well as convenient…

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VerifyMe unveils new digital Identity and consumer analytics solution for businesses

Leading identity verification and e-KYC technology company, VerifyMe Nigeria, has unveiled QoreID, a dedicated digital identity, and analytics solution for B2B.  QoreID will provide API infrastructure and data services that connect businesses to people and their information across Africa and remain a VerifyMe Nigeria company. Targeted at the medium and enterprise business segment, QoreID provides…

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GoGetta to facilitate global investment into African businesses

Quality African businesses with growth prospects that seek funding can now raise capital via an innovative crowdfunding platform, GoGetta. Local and international angel and venture capital investors can now select vetted opportunities and invest quickly and securely amounts of just R1000 or more to own shares in various African businesses. Sthembiso Zwane, co-founder of GoGetta…

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Figorr raises $1.5 million seed funding to support data-driven insurance for perishable goods in Africa
Figorr raises $1.5 million seed funding to support data-driven insurance for perishable goods in Africa

Gricd, a technology company that develops Internet of Things-powered solutions to support the last-mile delivery of perishable goods, has secured $1.5 million in a seed funding round led by Atlantica Ventures, with participation from Vested World, Jaza Rift and Katapult, to expand across Africa and deliver new solutions that will make it easier to insure…

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32 Startups Selected for the Financial Solutions for Migrants Accelerator Program
32 Startups Selected for the Financial Solutions for Migrants Accelerator Program

Village Capital has announced 32 startups operating in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East have been selected to join the Financial Solutions for Migrants program, an accelerator for impact-driven startups developing digital financial inclusion solutions for migrants. The program which is funded by the Impact-Linked Fund for Gender Inclusive Fintech (ILF for GIF), managed by…

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Apis Partners leads €29M (US$31M) Series A funding for African fintech Peach Payments
Apis Partners leads €29M (US$31M) Series A funding for African fintech Peach Payments

Apis Growth Fund II, a private equity fund managed by Apis Partners LLP (“Apis Partners”), a UK-based asset manager, today announces its proposed investment of €29M (US$31M) in Baobab Payments GmbH (trading as Peach Payments), a rapidly growing digital payment service provider that enables online payments in Africa. Completion of the investment is subject to…

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Payday Secures $3M Seed Round to Power the Future of Work for Africa

Payday, the leading Pan-African neobank issuing global (USD, EUR & GBP) accounts to Africans, has announced a $3M seed round, led by Moniepoint Inc, with participation from HoaQ, DFS Lab’s Stellar Africa Fund, Ingressive Capital Fund II and angel investors – Dare Okoudjou Founder and CEO of MFS Africa & Tola Onayemi CEO of Norebase….

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Overcoming the treasury challenges of operating in Africa

Sike Bamisebi – Chief Business Officer, Cellulant shares her insights Africa offers huge opportunities for businesses, but many multinationals struggle to reach their full consumer base on the continent – and, even when they succeed, reconciling payments can be an inefficient drain on resources. A fragmented payments ecosystem is to blame. Sike Bamisebi, Chief Business…

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Visa Pledges to Invest $1 billion in Africa to Accelerate Digital Transformation

During the U.S-Africa Business Forum, Visa announced a pledge to invest $1 billion in Africa over the next five years to advance resilient, innovative, and inclusive economies across the continent. Visa’s expanded investments demonstrate the company’s long-term commitment to Africa’s growth potential and will help enable greater access to digital payments as an entry point…

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African start-ups at the forefront of digital innovations transforming Africa’s economy

African tech innovators at the recent Africa Money & Defi Summit in Accra, Ghana proved that they are at the forefront of change on the continent, from fintech to agritech. PayBox is a fast growing African fintech start-up cross-border mobile growth engine enabling easy access to offline and online digital payment and business solutions “Africa…

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