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Youverify extends its seed funding by $1M as it expands into new African markets

Youverify, a San Francisco-based identity verification company helping African banks and startups automate Know Your Customer (KYC) and other compliance procedures, today announced that it has secured a $1M seed round extension. After initially raising $1.5M in 2020, the Company extended the seed round, raising an additional $1M, bringing the total amount raised to $2.5M….

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M-KOPA Unlocks $600 Million for Underbanked Customers in Africa

M-KOPA, the fintech platform that provides digital credit to underbanked customers, today announced the release of its 2021 Impact Report.  As a mission-driven company, M-KOPA’s tremendous growth is rooted in commitment to both commercial and social goals. The report presents findings on M-KOPA’s smartphone, solar and cash loan customers across Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Ghana. While much of…

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Pezesha raises Pre-series A investment of $11 Million

Pan-African embedded finance Fintech, Pezesha, has raised a pre-series A investment of $11 Million. The round was a mix of $6 million equity and $5 million debt. The funding round, which was led by Women’s World Banking Capital Partners II (WWBCP II), will see the company significantly scale operations in its core markets and grow…

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Finastra and Modefin partner to provide best-in-class fintech solutions

Finastra, a global provider of financial software applications and marketplaces, and Modefin, a global fintech solution provider helping banks to thrive in the digital age, announced their partnership to offer Finastra’s Fusion Trade Innovation and Fusion Essence solutions to banks in Africa and several Indian subcontinent markets. With Finastra’s solutions, Modefin will help its customers embrace open finance today…

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Tugende closes pre-Series B funding raising a total USD 10 million

Tugende, the innovative fintech platform for MSME credit and asset-financing in East Africa, closed in Q2 pre-Series B equity funding from existing shareholders led by Partech and two new investors, including Women’s World Banking. The new investors add to the diversity of Tugende’s shareholding and complement the experience and skills that each contribute to Tugende’s growth….

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HammerPay Announces New Digital Fintech Platform coming to Africa

Hammer Technology Holdings, HMMR, recently announced that its flagship Fintech subsidiary, HammerPay, set to debut in Q4 2022, will launch a new mobile phone and web portal private digital e-wallet platform for market deployment in Africa. Powered by HammerPay, the Remittance Service Deliver Platform (RSDP) with its private digital e-wallet service will help banks, wallet…

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The Growth of Investment In African Crypto-Based Startups

The cryptocurrency space has become a hotbed for investments of all kinds. From regular people hedging against inflation by buying Bitcoin to major investors betting on the future of finance by providing capital for startups, a lot of money is pouring into crypto. The African continent has had its fair share of investments into new…

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Swiss Blockchain Investor, CV Labs, opens Blockchain Incubation Hub in Cape Town

Dedicated Swiss blockchain investor Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC) and its ecosystem company CV Labs have opened CV Labs Cape Town, the African region’s first in situ blockchain incubation and ecosystem hub. As an initiator of Crypto Valley, Switzerland – the world’s most mature blockchain hub, with an admirable regulatory landscape and 14 blockchain…

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