October 17, 2019

The MIT Media Lab controversy and getting back to ‘radical courage’, with Media Lab student Arwa Mboya – Tempemail

People win prestigious prizes in tech all the time, but there is something different about The Bold Prize. Unless you’ve been living under a literal …

Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M – Tempemail

Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the …

DHL expands Africa eShop online retail app to 34 countries – Tempemail

[Temp Email] DHL  has expanded its DHL Africa eShop business to 13 additional markets, upping the presence of the global shipping company’s e-commerce platform to …

SF based African fintech startup Chipper Cash expands to Nigeria – Tempemail

The African no-fee, cross-border payment startup Chipper Cash has expanded to Nigeria. The San Francisco based startup, with offices in Ghana and Kenya, will offer its …

Accion Venture Lab launches $23M inclusive fintech startup fund – Tempemail

Accion Venture Lab—the seed-stage investment arm of non-profit Accion—has raised $23 million for a new inclusive fintech startup fund. The Accion Venture Lab Limited Partnership, …

Goldman backs Kobo360, Rwanda commits to EVs, Interswitch IPO update – Tempemail

Nigerian freight logistics startup Kobo360 raised a $20 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs and $10 million in working capital financing from Nigerian commercial banks. The …

Update on Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch and its speculative IPO – Tempemail

Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch has been circulating in business news around a possible IPO on the London Stock Exchange. Last month Bloomberg News ran a …

What is Andela, the Africa tech talent accelerator? – Tempemail

As someone who covers Africa’s tech scene, I’m frequently asked about Andela. That’s not surprising, given the venture gets more global press (arguably) than any …

Rwanda to phase out gas motorcycle-taxis for e-motos – Tempemail

The government of Rwanda will soon issue national policy-guidelines to eliminate gas motorcycles in its taxi sector in favor of e-motos. The country’s president Paul …

Tastemakers raises $1.4M to sell Africa experiences to the world – Tempemail

New York based startup Tastemakers has raised a $1.4 million seed-round—led Precursor Ventures—for its business that connects Africa adventures to global consumers. Tastemakers’ platform curates, …