Archive for February 2018

Not all African startups need VC money

Not all African startups need VC money

Not all African tech startups will feel the need to raise VC funding, but those that do must ensure they are adequately prepared for what is a lengthy process.
That is according to panellists speaking during a session on the African investment landscape during last week’s Africa Tech Summit in Kigali, which brought together stakeholders from [...]

Les levées de fonds réalisées par les start-up africaines ont atteint 560 millions $ en 2017

Les levées de fonds réalisées par les start-up africaines ont atteint 560 millions $ en 2017

Les start-up se portent comme un charme en Afrique. Les jeunes pousses du continent ont réalisé des levées de fonds d’une valeur globale de 560 millions de dollars en 2017, ce qui représente un bond spectaculaire de 53 % par rapport à 2016, selon une étude publiée le 20 février par le fonds de capital-risque Partech [...]

Is “mobile-first” Africa increasing digital divide?

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The idea of Africa as a “mobile-first” continent is in vogue, with this idea born out by the fact the vast majority of Africans access the internet via the increasingly prevalent mobile phone.
But could this fact - often given as evidence for the continent’s ability to leapfrog stages of development - actually be holding the continent [...]

Thomson Reuters launches Eikon Mobile App in Africa

Thomson Reuters launches Eikon Mobile App in Africa

Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of the Thomson Reuters Eikon mobile app to give their customers in Africa access and instant connection to financial analysis. According to the company, the Eikon mobile app will have the same comprehensive financial analysis as the desktop version but with greater agility.
“The World Bank and technology giants report [...]

Petites Annonces Afrique Francophone : Afrimalin fusionne avec Kerawa et LePortail

Les plateformes de petites annonces d’Afrique francophone, Afrimalin, Kerawa et LePortail ont fusionné. L’information a été annoncée dans un communiqué de presse conjoint, publié par les entreprises concernées dans la journée du 14 février.
« Afin de devenir le leader du secteur, il nous paraissait naturel de nous associer. Nous avons décidé de fusionner avec Kerawa.com et [...]

London startup Ahauz is helping millennials buy a home with an innovative new Help to Buy-style scheme

London startup Ahauz is helping millennials buy a home with an innovative new Help to Buy-style scheme

Forget ditching coffee and avocados, a new startup which describes itself as the “bank of mum and dad for everyone” is aiming to help more young people get on the property ladder with an innovative take on the Help to Buy scheme.
Ahauz is set to start offering first-time buyers help by offering a loan of [...]

The $13bn investment firm Varde Partners has just taken a stake in London proptech startup funder Pi Labs

The $13bn investment firm Varde Partners has just taken a stake in London proptech startup funder Pi Labs

The London property tech, or proptech, scene is grabbing attention across the globe, as the $13bn (£9.4bn) US investment firm Varde Partners has today scooped a stake in venture capital firm Pi Labs, City A.M. can reveal.
London-based Pi Labs, which closed its second $10m fund last year, focuses on scaling up early-stage proptech firms and [...]

London startup Ahauz is helping millennials buy a home with an innovative new Help to Buy-style scheme

London startup Ahauz is helping millennials buy a home with an innovative new Help to Buy-style scheme

Forget ditching coffee and avocados, a new startup which describes itself as the “bank of mum and dad for everyone” is aiming to help more young people get on the property ladder with an innovative take on the Help to Buy scheme.
Ahauz is set to start offering first-time buyers help by offering a loan of [...]