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Starbucks Taps Polygon for Its Web3 Experience

Polygon has announced a partnership with Starbucks Coffee Company to provide the blockchain technology to build its recently announced Web3 experience, Starbucks Odyssey. As a result of the partnership, this new Web3-powered experience will allow Starbucks Rewards loyalty program members and Starbucks partners (employees) in the United States to earn and purchase digital collectible stamps in the form of…

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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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Zeepay joins Africa Money and Defi Summit, Ghana 2022
Zeepay is the fastest growing wholly Ghanaian-owned fintech in Ghana focusing on digital rails to connect digital assets such as mobile money wallets, cards, ATMs, Bank Accounts and Digital tokens to International Money Transfer Operators, Payments, Subscriptions, International Airtime and Refugee payments. This is an effort to promote and improve financial inclusion which in turn... Read Article →
Bitmama raises additional $1.65 million in pre-seed funding
Blockchain payments startup, Bitmama Inc., has raised an additional $1.65 million in pre-seed funding. This brings its total funding for this round to $2 million, having raised $350,000 10 months ago. The latest round is led by Unicorn Growth Capital and Launch Africa Ventures, with participation from Adaverse and follow-on from Flori Ventures, which led... Read Article →
10 ventures to showcase the exciting future of Web3, FinTech and DeFi in Africa at the upcoming Africa Money & DeFi Summit in Ghana

The Africa Money & DeFi Summit has announced the final shortlist of exciting ventures who will Pitch Live on stage in West Africa to over 400 fintech and crypto leaders, in Accra on September 27th – 28th. The West African edition of Pitch Live has attracted over 200 submissions and strives to showcase leading ventures…

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Nigeria: Pastel has raised $5.5M in its SEED round

Nigeria’s Pastel, formerly Sabi Cash, has raised $5.5M in a SEED round led by TLcom Capital with participation from Global Founders Capital (GFC), Golden Palm Investments, DFS Labs, Ulu Ventures, Plug and Play, and SOMA Capital. Founded by Abuzar Royesh, Olamide Oladeji, and Izunna Okonkwo, Pastel is on a mission to build digital tools to…

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Africa fintech and crypto leaders to connect at the Africa Money and DeFi Summit in Ghana this September

As the rapid growth of fintech continues and the birth of decentralised finance (DeFi) grows across Africa, leading fintechs, investors, crypto platforms, ventures and digital finance stakeholders will connect at the Africa Money & DeFi Summit – West Africa edition on September 27-28th 2022 in Accra, Ghana. Following the sold-out Money and DeFi Summit in Nairobi early this…

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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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The Future of Work & GIG Economy
Insights from the Future of Work & GIG economy panel at Africa Tech Summit Nairobi 2022. Panelists discuss the shift witnessed within the gig economy now that 70% of jobs are tech-enabled, there is the implementation of a remote workforce, the talent within the sector is predominantly Gen Z, and how this shift is affecting... Read Article →
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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