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M-KOPA raises $250m to scale high-impact consumer fintech across Africa
M-KOPA raises $250m to scale high-impact consumer fintech across Africa

M-KOPA, a leading fintech platform, today announced it successfully closed over $250m in new debt and equity funding to expand its financial services offering to underbanked consumers across Sub-Saharan Africa. This marks one of the largest combined debt and equity raises in the African tech sector, enabling M-KOPA to continue its rapid growth. Over $200m…

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Nigerian FinTech Touch And Pay Launches New Booking Solution
Nigerian FinTech Touch And Pay Launches New Booking Solution

Touch and Pay Technologies [TAP], a Nigerian fintech company and leading processor of micro-transactions in Africa, has announced the democratization of interstate travel from Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, to other parts of the country. It is now possible for passengers to pay for their trips using the Cowry app, even if they are travelling through…

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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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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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Data Mynt and Alibaba Cloud Partner to Accelerate Crypto Adoption

The partnership includes three parts: first, enabling Alibaba Cloud customers to pay for their Cloud services using Data Mynt’s crypto as currency option; second, listing and selling Data Mynt services to Cloud customers on Alibaba Cloud International Marketplace; and third, bringing advanced, secure and reliable cloud and web3.0 services and technologies to businesses in Africa,…

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FlapKap Closes $3.6M Seed Round

FlapKap, a tech-enabled revenue-based financing platform in the MENA region, revolutionising e-commerce growth, announced the close of its $3.6M seed round. The round included participation from Bolt by QED,  Nclude, Outliers, and A15. This latest capital injection comes six months after the company’s pre-seed raise and coincides with the company recording significant milestones of an MoM…

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Hela.money, Africa’s Neo Crypto Banking Platform & DeFi Wallet

Hela Money, an African Crypto Neo Bank, and DeFi wallet, is bridging the gap in Africa between the traditional finance and decentralized finance ecosystem by developing an all-in-one blockchain platform that seamlessly handles financial needs such as payments, neobanking, tokenization, decentralized finance, wealth management and more. Over 400 million Africans are not only underbanked but…

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Pennee: Is it good business to lend to Nigerian SMEs?

According to Pennee, access to funding seems to be the most difficult of running a small and medium-scale enterprise (SME) in Nigeria, even when the funds are available the interest rates are usually high. “There are a lot of opportunities on the continent [Africa] but capital is very difficult to come by.” — Tony Elumelu…

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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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